Archive for November, 2005

Estoy de vacaciones

Posted: November 27, 2005 in Globe Trekker, mi vida loca

It’s 0210 and I am still wide awake. Must be the coffee I drank earlier or I am too excited to sleep. I have another 2hrs if I want to get some sleep. I have to be ready by 0520 as we will leave for KLIA at 0530. It’s an hour journey, I like to arrive early at my destination. Get my boarding pass and have breakfast with mom and my aunt. I hope everything will go well!

This will be my last entry for the day / week. Insha allah I’ll be back safely on the 3rd of Dec, a happier person!


Hasta mañana


A Day and 1/2 to Go

Posted: November 25, 2005 in culture, Globe Trekker, Istanbul

I have finished packing my bags, even brought an extra bag! I’m not going to shop till I drop, all I’ll be doing is go sight seeing and snap pictures. I’m not sure if I’ll be visiting Ankara as I have not reserved and rail or bus tickets to the capital from Istanbul. I’m sure there are a lot of places to visit in Istanbul, I’m sure Mom wants to buy packets of Turkish Delight and dried figs for our family and relatives back home. (That’s the reason I brought an extra bag!) I don’t know if I should get an “Evil Eye @ Blue Eye” for myself.

Istanbul has always been one of my top ten places to visit. Others include Iran, (Mediterranean region: Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco and then proceed to Southern Spain, France, Italy, Malta), (Scandinavia – Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark), Argentina, former Eastern Block countries such as Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic. If you notice, most of these countries are not 1st world countries, some of these countries are not popular places to visit among tourist from my homeland, they would prefer to go to London, Melbourne or places considered as shopping haven.

Life is too short, be adventurous, travel the world to experience different cultures, speak their language even if you have difficulty pronouncing the words! But that’s the fun of travelling! You know, the best way to travel is by backpacking! Live dangerously for once! Maybe next time, when my friends could find time to travel the world with me! The problem is TIME IS THE ENEMY.

Anyways,I always hold on to this : When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
I guess that’s why I have enjoyed my stay in Libya and India, no matter how long or short! These places may not be the next NYC or LA but they have got architecture, history and wonderful heritage. It will always be there in your mind even though you have left your footprints a decade ago. NYC has got beautiful buildings but they are of a different league. I love visiting ruins, I have always wondered how these people, the Romans, Greeks, Phoenicians have constructed the beautiful buildings. Imagine doing all these decades ago.


Posted: November 23, 2005 in culture, Globe Trekker, Libya, memory lane, ocs, Snaps

More Libyan pictures (1986-88)

Mi casa

Posted: November 23, 2005 in culture, Globe Trekker, Libya, memory lane, Snaps

Tea time at mi casa

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VVIP trip to Leptis Magna

Posted: November 23, 2005 in Libya, memory lane, Snaps


Mom & dad had to accompany Dato Najib & wife during their official visit to Tripoli

X’mas – it’s time to be jolly…,la

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Preparing for Eid?

Posted: November 23, 2005 in culture, Globe Trekker, Libya, memory lane, Snaps

Dining area – buffet style

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Special Day

Posted: November 23, 2005 in culture, Globe Trekker, Libya, memory lane, Snaps

I help doing the chores, mom doesn’t believe in having servants aka helpers!
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Sembahyang Raya

Posted: November 23, 2005 in Eid, Libya, memory lane, mi vida loca, Snaps

At the Ambassador’s Residence, Tripoli, Libya


 My aunt’s first visit to Libya, at that time she was attached to the Malaysian Embassy in Paris, France