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Melaka... Wandering the streets

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Today we checked out of Voyage guesthouse (where Chelsea had the worst night sleep so far as she was paranoid there may be bed bugs) and into our lovely new home stay Monkey guesthouse which we are staying in until Wednesday for £3 each a night. The rooms are really clean, there are hot showers with shower gel and shampoo, hair dryers, wifi and clothes washing facilities. It is ran by a young Malaysian called Andy on his own who makes you feel extremely welcome.

We decided to take it easy today and wander the streets. We walked around Chinatown and had some breakfast before going in search or a post office as Liam has brought the room key from Singapore with him. We couldn't find it anywhere so Chelsea enquired in a shop and as its Sunday it is closed so that will have to be a job for tomorrow.

We then had a look around Dutch Square. The buildings here are more formal and are painted red. We walked along the river in the afternoon and spotted a huge monitor lizard in the water which climbed out of the river and onto the footpath. Liam was alarmed.... He is scared of everything appearently over here, every buzz or flap of a wing he jumps out of his skin.

There was a big downpour in the afternoon so we sat on the steps of the historical museum until it eased up.

Down the riverside all the houses have been painted with murals and apart from the faint wiff of sewage every so often it is really nice.

That's about all we did today, we then came back for a shower and changed to go out for dinner. It was pouring it down when we went out for tea so we went out in our rain macs. Chelsea kept getting funny looks in her bright floral rain mac. We were planning to go to Capitol a famous satay place but the queue was huge so we decided to go there earlier another night. We ended up at an eating house that had only locals and us in so we were stared at throughout our whole meal by curious locals. The place served only one type of dish with different variations. It was a rich savoury broth with slices of pork loin, pork belly and tofu. On the side you got a bowl of rice and extra chillies. With drinks it cost around £1.70 each.

We then had a walk down Jonker Street around the night market again. We bought a Taiwan barbecued sausage each and this long spiral of potato that was deep fried and flavoured on a long stick. It was like a long spiral crisp.

An early night tonigh so we can plan for the next few days and catch up on some sleep.

Posted by Chelsandliam 16:00 Archived in Malaysia Tagged malaysia melaka

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Wots going on me owd chuk L wud 4get his head if it wernt screwd on ha ha (4getin the key) enjoy the wondrful aromas as u walk round !!! Thanx for the lovely photos theyr amazing lve u both lve c & s xxxx

by chris & shell

your certainly going at it full pelt, you might have to slow yourselves down you have all the time in the world. thinking about you 2 alot, keep looking at facebook and your blog,just got to remember the time difference lol. take care, luv you both xx


wat can i say!!!...liam ur a wally but i still luv ya x ope ya tootsies r ok chels cos ya gunna need em t gi liam a kick up arse frm me xxxx bet u welcomed downpour jus t cool things down a bit,still use suncream ye. glad u found a nice place t stay do u appreciate things more after experiencing different standards of accomadation,bed bugs n all lol!! the varieties of food meks my mouth water,experiment n enjoy also b careful. no change ere still all gud. nite nite to ya both x hugs x kisses x lurrrves ya loads xxxx be safe xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

by mam evans

Glad yr slowing dwn a bit, the smells will keep u alert ha ha, continue to enjoy lve ya both c & s xxx

by chris & shell

OMG what are you like liam lol. glad you found better guest house and hope you get some sleep chels. Did the lizard chase you liam? lol I'm glad you have slowed things down a little and glad to hear your trying the local eating places, it sounds scrummy. hope you got some photo's of chels in her very colourful rain mac ha ha. dad says his frog recognised some of the frogs you sent him haha , Im still enjoying reading all about your wonderful days xx thank you xx . Guess what we had for sunday lunch? Yep you guessed it. Slow roast lamb. ! lol have a lovely day tomorrow , can't wait to hear about it. love you loads mum & dad xxxxx

by bev

Hi ya guys if we've written the same things over & over its because it wont show our comments that we made, mind the man eating lizards m8t hey
hey lve u guys xxx

by chris & shell

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