"So much to see, so little time..." Melaka by SPW
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After a leisurely train journey from Singapore to Tampin, and then a fast and furious taxi ride in one of the most dilapidated taxis we had ever seen we found a peaceful base in Melaka at the Hotel Puri. Peaceful, and mercifully air conditioned as the sweat fell in drops from our foreheads, far removed from the idea fo women glowing with heat.
Recovering fast we ventured out for a tour of the main sights which overwhelmed us with history and culture. We only had two days there and left feeling that thee was more we could have seen and done, but really glad that we had made the effort to visit. The people were so friendly, and proud of their heritage, the food was wondeful and we even managed to do a little shopping (suitcases to encourage further travel).
- Pros:History, culture, food
- Cons:Heat, probably more activity later in the week/weekends
- In a nutshell:Interesting cultural and historic experience
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