Tuesday 04 October - Frustratingly anti-climatic
The start was not the start; just the starting block. Travelled down to the Gold Coast where we spent the night before our early departure in the morning.
Wednesday 05 October - Overwhelming
Well I have left Australia!!!!! And it is stuffy and hot in Kuala Lumpur; the sights and sounds really hit you. The are amazing and I love them, but I have never said "No Thanks" so many times to all the Malayans trying to push massages onto us.
|Fountain in Kuala Lumpur|
Visited the Batu Caves and WOW, but I was very disappointed in myself for not being able to climb all the way to the top. The heat and not enough food and water prior to the visit got to me and I felt dizzy half way up.
The flight to Paris left at 1:20am and so the day felt like it was never going to end. I never been so tired.
|Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur|
After a very scary ride in a Paris taxi from the Airport, we arrived at Gare du Nord, could find the luggage lockers, so we had a long, long wait for our train to depart. We eventually found out there were lockers there, but this was about 30 minutes before we were due to left, was not happy about that!! Then we had a very quick train trip to London and then a tube trip and a walk to our accommodation. That was a long and tiring day, our luggage gained an extra pound very minute we had to lug. We finally arrived at our hotel, only to find it was nothing like what we were expecting (and not in a good way) live and learn I guess.
|Gare du Nord = long wait...|
Picked up the car and after only 2 hours of driving around London, managed to get out of London and started our journey to Scotland, our Britain holiday has finally begun!!! We drove 300 miles before stopping at a hotel on the side of the highway (the Days Inn - so much better than the night before) near a place called Durham - I even drove the car for the last two hours!!!
|One of the stops along the way were the one service centre went|
over the highway to accommodate traffic in both directions.
Sunday 09 October - Driving into Edinburgh
I drove for most of the way today, until we were nearly at Edinburgh, were Mum took over, so that I could navigate. We stopped off on the way at Paxton Manor, one of many historical building through out England before crossing into Scotland. We got to Edinburgh and again got a little lost - the map did not correspond with the roads, I swear!!!!! :o) - we arrived at our guest house accommodation and had a pretty good nights sleep. It was a cute house run by a lovely couple.
|Crossing the Scottish Border|