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Vacation/Sabatical

With everything that has been going on lately I decided it was time for a vacation. I decided to take week and a half off to visit friends in Asia and Europe and make a tour of the whole thing. Pictures are coming soon and the trip is going well thus far. I’ve spent quite a bit of time on airplanes to get here but its been worth it! I particularly was looking forward to going to the Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix and meeting my friend Alma for the first time there. I’m also looking forward to catching back up with Sani, Jeng, and King to perhaps visit the WON disco in Graz, Austria. We kicked it hard last time – lol 🙂

Amsterdam was quite interesting and I’d like to spend some more time there perhaps taking in a disco as there are definitely some beautiful women there. It was pretty easy to catch the train out of airport to the city centre and explore. I also saw some interesting clothing and shoes that weren’t as common back home such as the Ferrari and GoodYear logo’d Pumas. The flight to Amsterdam is about 8 hours from Detroit and then I had a 12+ hour layover there until I caught a 12 hour flight to Singapore. 12 hours is a long time to be in the air but you have plenty of space even in economy to stretch your legs and with some good planning you can keep yourself occupied when not asleep.

Petronas Towers

In case your wondering, English is widely spoken in both Singapore and Malaysia although it’s not the native tongue. Language wasn’t an issue at all but it took a little bit before I could find an ATM to get some Malaysian Ringgits out of! My hotel here in Kuala Lumpur is right outside the Petronas Towers, the 2nd tallest buildings in the world only beat out by about 50 meters. If you ever saw the movie Entrapment with Sean Connery, the towers were featured in it. There’s a nice mall in between the two towers called the KLCC which is attached to park and the convention center.

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  1. March 21st, 2006 at 22:24 | #1

    Sounds like a fantastic time away. I can’t wait to see pictures!
    ~C

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