July 13 2006
Dear Family and Friends,
I am up before dawn and in the dark I leave behind one of my favorite shirts drying on the line at the Sunset View Chalet. The ferry leaves for Lumut at sunrise.
Ipoh! Ipoh! Announces the driver of the red Roadway bas as we depart the stesen bas at 07:30.
At one point during the two-hour ride to Ipoh, through small towns and villages, stopping here and there for local school children and shoppers, I call the Hotel Excelsior!!!
Yes. I sprung for a HotLink Malaysian SIM card.
Loosening up a bit more, I check into a top-of-the-line mid-range hotel and head out for my stroll of the city.