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Where did the time go?


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We're home! We must have been having too much fun, because our four months in Asia have flown by. Touching down in Manchester this morning after three back-to-back flights, we fully expected to find the usual crap January weather, but no, a beautiful dawn on a clear winter's day welcomed us. The only shock was the temperature: 32 Celsius when we boarded the plane in Malaysia, 32 Fahrenheit in the north of England.

At 11:30 the man from Tesco arrived with our shopping, ordered on the other side of the world a few days ago. What kind of travellers are we, I hear you all cry, to be thinking of the contents of our fridge when the sights, sounds and smells of Asia are laid before us? In our defence, the Tesco delivery is the best way of re-stocking your kitchen cupboards when you come back off holiday and your car's overdue for its MOT! It also freed us up after lunch to go for a walk in the local hills, a lovely way to get the circulation going after many hours cramped in airline seats.

Below, I've attached the very last photo from our trip, taken just after checking our bags in at Langkawi airport, and a second photo taken today on the hillside about 20 minutes from our house. For all the exotic and wonderful sights we've seen over the past four months, it's great to be back.

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But we still have a few blog entries before we sign off. Towards the end of the trip, our creative juices were flowing and our pens were dancing across the pages of our notebook, but to be honest, the beach and the sea were more inviting than the Internet cafe! So, thanks for following the blog this far and to all those who left comments, and keep on reading if you want to help us choose our perfect island, hear about the embattled wildlife of Indochina, learn how to make a jungle curry and find out how not to haggle in the local markets.

PS. I experimented with large photos in the previous blog. I've reverted back to the smaller size again, but if you can find any photo we've posted at an enlarged size in our Travellerspoint photo galleries: click here for mine and here for Jen's. Some different photos will also be appearing on Jen's Facebook page very shortly!

Posted by Chris Parsons 12:38 Archived in Malaysia Tagged home langkawi Comments (1)

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