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hitch hiking in Malaysia 1985

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Friday 8th February

After some difficulty got onto the K. L. road. It is mostly flyover and difficult to get up onto. I ended up climbing over dykes and railway lines. Long wait in hot summer sun before 3 young business men gave me a lift part way to Melacca. 
Solid Dutch architecture, painted deep pink . Nearby china town has some particularly fine Chinese terraces,. Walk to bus station in the evening and ride out to Tanjong Kling. Losmen Rasa Sayang

Losmen Rasa Sayang

The sort of place where they have no change for 10 M$. The bus comes anytime and stops anywhere.) A long narrow beach with local fishermen hand casting their nets by lamplight. Check into Losmen Rasa Sayang empty dorm hut for 3 M$. eat well, but a glass of ginger milk proved rather toxic. Showered from bucket in wooden corral on beach. High tide at night licked the stilts of my shack.

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miss mount Bromo whilst hitch hiking

swap shirts for a ride

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Wednesday 6th March.

Wander around Probolinggo and make it to bus station, next minibus in 2 or 3 hours which could mean anything. Entertain and am entertained by the old ladies at the food stalls. Buy a good cup of coffee “Kopi pakit tida gula” 100 rupiahs, and some cigarettes as I now intend to hitch the rest of the way. Leave their toothless company, they are astonished that anyone can drink Kopi without sugar.
 Walk out of town on the Ngadsari road and get a lift after half an hour with a lorry. Cram into the cab with 3 Javanese men. End up swapping shirts, I get the drivers mates shirt which is even more sour and grubby than mine. Get dropped off two hours later at a petrol station and lorry park. I think I have been travelling along the coast instead of inland, and have missed Bromo. Will have to rename it mount Disappointment. Decide to cut my losses and continue on to Bali. After about 1 hour chatting in the lorry park with the highly vulgar prostitutes get a lift with two Balinese on their lorry. Arrive Ketapang at dawn and wait a couple of hours for the big ferry. Have their sweet mung bean soup for breakfast. Get free trip on ferry to Gillimanuk by mid morning, stop there for lunch and siesta.

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