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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Thirteen days after our return from Cambodia it is time again to travel. This weekend I will be heading to Kuala Lumpur to meet up with my better half. This time, I am taking a bus. The 360KM trip is said to take 6 hours. Well, that would be some time for a good book and perhaps to recount the palm trees along the way. Will be back on Sunday night, given I get hold of a bus ticket...

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Here is to the people that are concerned about our enviornment...Hong Kong, April 14th. I guess it is just a very foggy day.

Here in Singapore the COE (Tax on cars) will be reduced by 9%. This will result in more cars on the road. I just wonder how that would fit into the plans of the local government to "play a key role in the green push".

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Late April 2007,... Finally I have managed to create this blog - Thanks Tim! What I will post here are thoughts, reports on travel that we are doing and generally keep everyone updated on what I am up to. The planned BBQ unfortunately had to be cancelled due to Nicole's biz trip to Malaysia. We will have it another time. Today my parents have left Singapore again after a one week vacation here. This has been the second time for them. The highlight of the visit were our trip to Cambodia. Luckily we found the same Taxi driver we have used last year, a very knowledgeable guy. Getting up at 5:15 in the morning was worth it as we were all by ourselves at the temples of Angkor. We did the same tour as during December. Our trip started at the main temple Angkor Wat, then to the other temples nearby. During the lunch hour we went back to the hotel for some rest. This time around we were able to see the floating village out on the Tonle Sap. It is amazing to see how poor people really can be. Nevertheless, these people know how to have a good time. However, some people, like the Tuk Tuk drivers, seem to have become greedy.