Rachel and Matt’s World Tour
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Bye Mum and Dad. So glad you came!

Hey all

We are now back in KL again and were very sad to say goodbye to my Mum and Dad the other day. We crammed so much into 3 weeks, they really enjoyed themselves, but now need the holiday to recover from the holiday!

Since our last blog we all had a relaxing time on the island of Langkawi. We hired a car for a day and toured the island. We took a ride up the cable car, which was very steep and scary but the views at the top were well worth it. We stopped off at several very pretty waterfalls and came across the most amazing deserted beach that had bath water warm sea and eagles flying overhead!

After Langkawi we spent the best part of a day travelling  by van and boat to the Cameron Highlands. Luckily the crossing was much smoother than the previous one so Mum managed to keep down her breakfast. In the highlands we took a tour of a tea factory, and enjoyed tea and scones overlooking the plantation. We had yummy fresh strawberry shakes at the strawberry farm. We also visited a gorgeous flower garden, honey bee farm and chinese buddhist temple. The town in the highlands, Tanah Rata, was a bit of a dump but the area around was lush and it was nice to escape the humidity of the lower ground for a couple of days. We went for a jungle walk by Robinson Falls and saw a billion ants (termites? who knows) in procession along the path which was an awesome sight, we followed them for about 30-40 metres!!

After the Highlands we returned to KL. Dad’s birthday was on the 2nd so we went to Sunway Lagoon for the day. We spent most of the day in the water and sunshine but did manage to get Mum and Dad on a ride or two in the theme park as well! We had a great dinner in a steak house overlooking the Lagoon, and of course there was choccie birthday cake for pud and all the staff sang ‘Happy Birthday Mr. Bob’. Bless ’em.

We ended the night with a 3D movie, Monsters vs Aliens, just so I could laugh at Mum and Dad in the specs!

Before their flight home we also managed a trip up the Petronas Towers to the skybridge, shopping in China Town, dinner in Bukit Bintang district, a walk around the Lake Gardens, and a visit to the largest shopping mall in the world, Berjaya Time Square.

It was an emotional goodbye, but the first half of the trip has flown by so we will be home before you all know it!

We are off to the jungle and another paradise island or two next so…

Laters x


1 Mum and Dad Silsbury { 06.07.09 at 4:40 pm }

Hi you 2
Well what a fantastic holiday we all had,thanks to you both for making it so memorable,we had great times didn’t we ? Our photos are good and we are looking back on these already.Miss you so much,sad to leave.Hope all goes well for the rest of the trip.It’ll soon be Christmas and you’ll be home safely following your travels,what an adventure your both having-enjoy it to the full as it will go so quickly.Take care,until the next time.Love Mr.Bob and Sue. PS-Can you arrange to bring Sunway Lagoon home with you ?? xx

2 Carol, Dan and Harry { 06.08.09 at 10:00 am }

Hi guys.
Well mum and dad did have an amazing time thats for sure and yours just continues, for another six months anyway. Glad to see that you both still look so well. I’m sure that the time will just fly by now, so enjoy yourselves and try to forget being homesick. Harry will still be here when you get home Rach and he can’t wait to see his tanned auntie Rachel, Matt and Paddy. Take care you two and speak soon. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

3 Rachel { 06.08.09 at 10:46 am }

Thanks for the brilliant vids Caj and Dan
Man that boy is cute, and growing so, so fast.
Off to the jungle so will speak in a few days x

4 Ria { 06.09.09 at 11:38 am }

Hey guys,

Thanks for my ‘Ria’ photo!! And I have to say, that photo of Rach and the monkeys is hilarious!! Lookin good Rach, lookin good!

Glad Sue and Mr Bob had a good time – sounds brill. And you’re both looking nice and brown and gorg still!! Keep it up!


5 john { 06.09.09 at 7:19 pm }

From cool car,
My your brave going up the petronus towers .The olds coulds have had heart failure, i know i would .Mr bob and mrs bob must be a bronzed god and goddes by now .Glad you all had a good time.

6 Mum and Dad Doran { 06.13.09 at 3:33 pm }

hey you two. spoke to Rachels parents yesterday. They recounted the boat trip and “The Bucket” Yuk!! Glad we weren’t on that boat! However, it seems worthwhile.The photographs of the tea plantation brings back memories for me(Mum) even tho just a little girl when I was there.xxx

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