Thursday 27th November 2008

We commenced our journey leaving from Sydney, Australia on November 25 2008 and arriving in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The arrival of our motorcycle, a BMW  R1200GS, was delayed by the protests and blockade of airport in Bangkok (Francois was scheduled to fly with Thai Airways via Bangkok). So we have had our first surprise of our journey already, but have made the most of the delay, exploring both Kuala Lumpur and Melaka on foot.

Check back here regularly for updates on our adventure as we wait impatiently to get on our bike and start the first leg of our journey through Malaysia.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

We arrived back in Kuala Lumpur from Melacca (Melaka) today at around 12pm, as Francois is currently at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) being checked by Malaysian customs. We split paths at KL Sentral train station, with Arja going in search of accommodation for the night whilst Pascal headed to the office of our frieght forwarder in Subrang Jaya to hand them the carnet. Hopefully, once Francois is cleared through customs and we have acquired third-party insurance in order to drive on Malaysian roads, we will have the bike to commence our adventure! It is fitting to get Francois just before the wedding we are to attend this weekend, as it calls for a proper celebration!

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