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Bon Voyage

Perth-Kuala Lumpur-UK


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Lilian and Peter starting the journey

Lilian and Peter starting the journey


Airport

Airport

After a little bit of last minute packing and preparing the house for 7 weeks away, we excitedly headed off to Perth Airport with Stefano and Mariane. The first leg of our journey would take us from Perth to London Heathrow with a 2 hour layover in Kuala Lumpur.

All together

All together

Once the bags were checked in I was able to relax and, after saying our goodbyes, we enjoyed a ‘bon voyage’ drink in the airport bar before boarding the plane.

Peter Perth Airport

Peter Perth Airport


Lilian Perth Airport

Lilian Perth Airport

The flight to Kuala Lumpur took us over the West Australian coastline, north of Perth and we were able to look down the place where our new house is to be built.

Perth-Kuala Lumpur

Perth-Kuala Lumpur


Flying over the Indian Ocean north of Perth WA

Flying over the Indian Ocean north of Perth WA

Food and service on Malaysian Airlines was great, and the complimentary headphones gratefully drowned out the involuntary ‘snorting’ noises of the gentleman sitting behind me, and after 5 and a half hours we arrived in KL at 10pm.

Losing my boarding pass whilst in Kuala Lumpur airport was not a high point….although…it was all sorted without much fuss, and thankfully the journey didn’t prematurely end there. I subsequently found it when we arrived in the UK…

After 13 grueling hours of nicotine withdrawal-fuelled cold turkey, endless fidgeting, stretching and pacing around the airplane we landed in a very dark and cold London at 5:50 on Sunday morning.

It felt freezing with a bitter wind to match as we hopped on the Hertz shuttle bus to pick up the hire car. We had booked a basic small car for the drive up to my home town, Stourbridge, but were ‘rewarded’ for the bravery of our exposure to the UK elements with a hire car upgrade…

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180 kms later and we arrived in Stourbridge to spend a few days with Nan, my sister Charlotte and our niece, Ava Elaine, all of whom we hadn’t seen for over 2 years…

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More anon… Peter and Lilian…

Posted by PiandLi 03:24 Archived in Australia

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