22.08.2010 - 23.08.2010 30 °C
We have now reached Gemas in Malaysia after a fantastic last week in Oz although it did start to get very cold - especially at night. Since our last post we travelled from Byron Bay to Sydney via Coffs harbour, Newcastle and the Blue Mountains. They were all brilliant especially the Blue Mountains although our campervan almost didn't make it to the top as it was so steep! And the freak hailstorm was a bit scary! After the Blue mountains, we made our way to Lane Cove River campsite which was in the national park yet only 10km to the centre of Sydney. We had a fantastic time there especially because of our trip to the Opera House. It was so amazing just to be inside let alone see the Sydney Symphony perform!
The campsite was also good because we saw lots of wildlife including tree possums!
After Sydney we made our way down to Melbourne where we had to hand the camer-van back! WHen we arrived in Melbourne however, we had some trouble trying to find somewhere to stay the night and thought we might have to sleep in a carpark somewhere! We managed to find the shadiest looking caravan park in the city and decided that the carpark would actually be the better option! But we managed to find Huddsons Bay Caravan Park who very kindly let us in! The following day we looked round Melbourne which was a really nice city with some great shops and restaurants! Then we made our way to the airport evern though we were 8hours early for our flight!
We flew to Kuala Lumpur last night and arrived at 6am this morning. We then took the train from Kuala Lumpur central station to Gemas. Luckily we managed to check out some hotels online in the airport and more importantly found out which ones not to go to! We managed to find a nice clean hotel, although we suspect it is definitely a converted prison!
Tomorrow we will catch the 09:17 train to Wakaf Bharu through the jungles and mountains which lasts 10 hours! Good job we've stocked up on water and snacks!!
Hopefully there will be another update soon, night xx