Ellen went over to the market place across the street and bought some banana's & raisen buns to hold us over - and Boy - did they ever!
The train ride
was about 7 hours - and we saw a lot of the countryside in Malaysia. My oh my such density of trees and ferns and plant life. Miles & miles of palm trees and Nick asked about it...they use it for oil...and saw much poverty...so very different from Singapore where everything is very very tidy...even in the apartment district areas...everything was clean and well maintained. Nick says this is more what Asia is like Ellen...better get use to it. Well it is hard to see..how people can live in such sad conditions. Seeing it from the train...while passing through villages & towns. Garbage just stacked and burned in yards.
We American's are spoiled - and European's too ~ We don't even realize how good we have it until we travel outside our country. Oh we must be more thankful for our lives...and daily needs! VERY GRATEFUL indeed!
Well we had a unique experience upon late arrival - in Kuala Lumpur...we did not have a place to stay...and had received some suggestions on the train & train station...but ended up in a hotel that we wished we hadn't arrived at...to say the least! We were dead tired...and all we could do was crash...which we did! Trying to see it in a positive light, this will surely happen at times...but I pulled out the "enclosed" mummy sheet so' fast out of that suitcase...you would of been proud of me...ha!
A sign on the door told us enough! :(
When we woke up from a much needed rest - well Nick went on the hunt and did find something more suitable. Which we are staying at - and had a really nice continental breakfast which revived us. Took a little nap this afternoon and went out into the town.
So many people from so many places: Germany, Sweden, Finland, Holland, a man from Alabama with his son traveling for 2 months - son granduated from high school. Many stories - fun to hear!
Well dear ones...keeping you posted the best we can~