Random travel related rants – II

Again some scattered thoughts and moments.

• I have lost track of days. I don’t know which day of the week is today unless I purposely try to find out.
• I have lost inches. All my pants are loose by at least 1.5″.
• I am not writing any stories here anymore. They are personal and boring. Only I can relate, feel and live to them. So, here I’ll talk about my general experiences and learnings.


Replica in front of the actual one.

• My experience as a lone woman traveler… Thailand is more safer than Malaysia. And I will go to that country at every possible opportunity.
• Back in India, if you want to relate/perceive then Malaysia is Delhi while Thailand is Mumbai.
• Did you like my photos on Facebook? Both on my page and on personal account? I know you are waiting for next batches. 🙂 Hang on. It’ll take some time. I need to sit and organize them properly.
• Till now Alor Setar is the scariest place I came across. Won’t go there again unless required and am accompanied by someone.
• Tattoos start from 2000 THB till 50K THB.
• I did not like Phuket. Not a bit.
• Overheard somewhere…. Dosa zara ‘karaara’ lana. What? Ab yaar karaara ki English kya hoti hai? 🙂
• Americans have spoilt the fun of backpacking. They pay heavily, tip unnecessarily and locals now expect it from everybody. For some countries, the food, clothes etc might be dirt cheap but there are travelers coming from not so rich countries as well.
• I need to work on my blog. Not the posts but otherwise.
• I get many comments on one of my posts when wrote about Buddhist temple in Malaysia but they are all religion based and in a way accusing each other. I have not approved many of them.
• I have whooping 78 drafts now. Mostly just the titles.

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34 thoughts on “Random travel related rants – II

  1. I want to hear your stories- I do not find them boring in the least!! I did love the pictures you posted on FB and when you have the time I hope to see more…but take your time!! 🙂

    If I were in Malaysia and could show you around- I think you would enjoy Malaysia MORE than Thailand 🙂 hee hee!! (next trip)

    Totally agree about the Americans spoiling the backpacking …I used to get so angry while in Ghana because the Europeans and Americans really spoil the rental market and my hubby and I would get soo frustrated as we try to tell landlords we are from Singapore and don’t have the ridiculous funds of these other people who act like the money is growing on trees!!

  2. Random Posts & 78 Drafts …. one can be assured the backpacker is busy travelling …. and the hungry souls (readers) are awaiting their mealsworth …

  3. Hi Nisha! Great to see that you have been enjoying yor travels!!
    I had some difficulties downloading your blog the last weeks, but now it seems to work well; so back on track!! 😉
    Thanks for you comment on Blogtrotter Two. A new post will be coming soon on the Mayan experience… Enjoy!!
    .-= Trotter´s last [post] ..A NEW BLOG HAS ARRIVED! =-.

  4. Sorry! the previous comment got the wrong link…

    Hi Nisha! Great to see that you have been enjoying yor travels!!
    I had some difficulties downloading your blog the last weeks, but now it seems to work well; so back on track!! 😉
    Thanks for you comment on Blogtrotter Two. A new post will be coming soon on the Mayan experience… Enjoy!
    .-= Trotter´s last [post] ..MI MEXICO LINDO =-.

  5. I travelled through Malaysia and Thailand on a bus tour designed for Asians and it was a blast.
    I loved the roosters with their feathers. I loved the peace and quiet which blew my mind.People would pay to experience this peace and quiet. I loved finding a huge Buddha sitting quietly in a mountain over looking the valley which literally looked like an ocean full of waves of green trees. (Singapore is nice but clausterphobic). I loved climbing the mountain to Strawberry hills which was cool and grew strawberries lol I can go on and on about things I loved in these two countries. InThailand we went to see the water market. It was here a boy came to sell you post cards.
    My then 10 year old son said Mom we already bought cards you don’t need them, and the boy almost attacked my son for saying this.
    We saw hungry women breast feeding babies on the street.
    Thailand really scarred my soul and I could not stop crying for years thinking about how women were forced to live there.
    I put myself in that situation and I know I would never accept those conditions. I could never bend like a willow and this would mean certain death for me but I learned just how much people can adapt to things when they have to. It is good you are travelling. There is much to learn. Enjoy:)
    .-= alady’slife´s last [post] ..We Are Forgiven =-.

  6. Your stories aren’t boring at all. How are you losing weight? I like your random thoughts. And thank you for visiting. Always welcome at The Vintage Nest.

  7. Need to catch up on your previous posts. Looks like you are having a really awesome time. ‘Karaara Dosa’…simply awesome. Can’t seem to loose feelow indians wherever in the world you go these days 🙂
    I was in Phuket for 3 days and didn’t see a single bit of it except the bus stand. I had some weird locally packaged tapioca chips and that was the end of the next 3 days. It brought on the food-poisoning and fever! Glad that I didn’t miss too much 🙂
    .-= Sid´s last [post] ..Hitting the curves =-.

  8. I can relate to losing weight and losing track of time when traveling! It,s funny cause we always eat out when traveling (unless we can cook in hostels) yet we lose a lot of weight. And we occasionally lose track of which country we are in, especially in central America!

  9. Anjuli,
    My posts sometimes become too personal and I think they are irrelevant to others. I’ll keep writing the parts which can help fellow travelers but will try to avoid too much of personal details. 🙂

    Ok, sometime we must plan to see Malaysia together. 🙂

  10. Ram,
    The posts are increasing day by day…. if not here then in my notebook or in my top floor. 🙂

    I don’t know how many of them will see the light. 🙂

  11. A lady’s life,
    Welcome here. You have a very interesting name. 🙂

    Your narration is amazing. I am traveling alone so not that much fun in group but I did like what I experienced. Well mostly. 🙂

    Yeah, women are mostly in bad conditions everywhere in the world. I think we should accept the fact.

    Thanks for your visit.
    Keep coming.

  12. Lynn,
    Welcome here.

    I don’t think I am losing weight but I had lost inches around my waist for sure. But now I am in Malaysia & they are fast catching up ! 😛

    Well, I’ll try to write stories but sometimes I feel they are too personal.

    Thanks for your visit, keep coming.

  13. Sid,
    Wait for my posts on Indians. I am proud to be one, that’s all I can say. 😀

    Awww ! That was pretty bad to have food poisoning during travel. And on top of that if you have fever and stomach upset….

    Thankfully till now I am safe though I have been eating only (mostly) street food.

  14. N,

    Yes, I agree about random comments & thoughts being more insightful but they also become personal.

    Anyway, will try to do it more often. 🙂

  15. Comment by andy fong — March 1, 2010 @ 7:28 PM | Reply
    We always recieved news messages from Myanmar people, they are complainted about committees of temple and please see at below.
    Dear Sir and Madam,
    We are Myanmar group in Malaysia; we lived in Malaysia over decade and always went to one of temple in Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur and we were very sad and regreting with the committees of temple because they are using our monks in wrong conception of Buddhist teaching or Buddhist rules. We came to temple to help our monks and respected of our religion.
    That temple is president of name:Yip Kum Fook, that our monks said and he is invited our monks from Myanmar to in charge of that temple but without pay anything to our monks, added he and his not respecting of our monks and sometime he ordered of his people to collected item such as paper, mineral water etc. without inform any words to our monks. In our religious believed we can’t take anything of holy place, if we done we are sin.
    In pervious, our monk said the committees always asked money from him, when our monks gave RM20,000.00 in cash on 2001 to the committees, then committees keep silent, later committees make problem with our monk again and cancelled of our monk Visa permit to stayed in Malaysia, then our monks( Sadayaw Nandiya) go to Australia and our monk not come that temple at long time. “Yip Kom Fook gave our monk notebook computer for to cover of that amount of money our monk said”
    Many local people around temple said, now no more people come to this temple because committees is always make problem and we are heard from local people said: Yip Kum Fook ordered of his people to put fire of Hindu temple at Taman Daya, Kepong because he needed that place to make his business about many years ago. “Everybody known what he done for Hindu temple at Taman Daya, Kepong”
    Last time also he invited police to arrest the monks at holy place(temple) and locked the temple without afraid and shameful of people because he believed committee is big and has more authority, also his son always say to people: this temple is belonging of his father. “This temple donated from public, we are work hard for this temple”
    This temple the committees always changed the monks, now they change the new monk to in charge of temple, this new monk also complaint the bad things of committees because committees also wait for donation box only, they without help anything to our monks. And committees controlled of our monks not to talk more or complaint more, our monks lived there as slaver and afraid of committees members.
    In new building where remaining of Buddha statue marble; we have renovation of Buddha statue because that Buddha statue is put very low, we lift to highest the committees don’t like and unhappy. In our country, anyone be able to come temple to worship the Buddha but in Malaysia is different temple controlling by committees.
    We hope everyone preserve of Buddhist teachings, and please safety of our monks, not see only money as this of temple. When we asked some of our people ( Myanmar) and local people, the committees are very low of idea because is very narrow mind and without education of religions. And committees will not disturbing of our monks, monks are like our father to take care of Buddhism and temple is like our place of resolving of our problem.
    Recently, our monk(Sadayaw Ashin Indaka original from Madalay, Myanmar) has been staying in this temple also unhappy because the committees are not pay anythings to him, he is working in hardly to advise people and we also unhappy and very sad when heard the bad news from our monks. Sometime the committees people came and shouting in the temple without have any reason and done what they need to do, our monk said, the committees of this temple don’t have Buddhist teachings in their mind, may be next time Buddhist can destroy.
    From Myanmar Buddhist group in Malaysia but many word complaint by local Buddhist community in Malaysia. If anyone receive of this message(email), please forward or send to your friends to protection Buddhism in Malaysia.
    .-March 10th, 2010 at 8:55 am

  16. Ashes,

    Yes, I knew it but those two guys could not recollect at that moment. 🙂

    But I felt nice when I heard the word ‘karaara’. Not many ppl use it these days.
    .-= Nisha´s last [post] ..Return…. =-.

  17. Sudhir,
    Welcome to this site.

    Thanks for your encouraging words. I am trying to do what I like.

    I will be happy if you write your valuable inputs as well, while you go thru my blog.

    And I am sure this was not your last visit here. 😀
    .-= Nisha´s last [post] ..LRT train in Kuala Lumpur =-.

  18. Like anjuli said… sometimes it is just where we were that makes a difference. Always a hunt a great local person as your personal guide, what a difference it makes! I am commenting because Malaysia is one of my next destinations… Can´t wait!

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