Archive for May, 2009

Uruguay | Montevideo

May 28, 2009
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Santiago | Chile | My Story

May 20, 2009
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I guess if I keep on abandoning my blog, nobody would ever visit my blog again, I’m really sorry about my long absence here, since got back from Uruguay I’ve a lot of job to do, my journey for oversea trip is an official assignment for the government of Malaysia, I was required to document Malaysia King State visit there with my camera, when we came back home in Malaysia, we have to compile all the pictures that were taken during the official visit and later on make an album for our King, so that’s why I was a little bit busy since got back from my trip, there were thousand of pictures need to be selected, edited nad printed before we hand over the album to the palace.

My journey from Madrid took us more than thirteen hours of flight times, we have to endure long journey with Iberia Airline, it is not a business class for me but just economy class, very long and boring journey, seated next to me is an older man, I try to have a chat with him but it seem that he is not good at english, most of South American people don’t speak english, they speak Spanish, from the shirt that he wore I see “Columbia”, I guess this man must be from Columbia, from his face I guess he is more than sixty years old.

Guys, I’m really sorry about my bad english and about my bad grammar, this is the only way I can share my experience with most of you guys. So what do I do  to kill my time, sleeping, what else but it was not comfortable to sleep and about the food, I can only eat vegetable and fruits, I’m a Muslim so we can’t eat meat there which is not processed according to our religious, I’m not saying that the food is not good to be eaten but as Muslim there is certain way to prepare our meal especially those with meat, for an example we can eat KFC in our country Malaysia but we can’t eat KFC in non islamic country, have you heard about HALAL food, I think you can check or goggle about HALAL food somewhere.

Enough about food, we reach Santiago International Airport in time, local Santiago time 07:50am in the morning, twelve hours different from our home country Malaysia, I was  surprise that when we get to the luggage carousel to get our belonging we were “welcome” by a dogs, if I were not mistaken there were three of them, this is the first time I see a dog at the luggage carousel. They are busy sniffing our bag maybe looking for something “illegal” that we brought in to their country, luckily there was none, we are clear but not so clear, we still have to go through another scan machine to check whether we have brought in any meat product, a plant or anything that was prohibited to enter this country, I see some of our friends there have to open their bag, and take out something that are not allowed to be taken out from this security check. To cut the story short, my bag was clear, I only bring some fast food, like noodle in the packet and that was ok…

We were stranded in the airport close to an hour just to clear our belonging, there are plenty of bag, you would be surprise if I tell you here, most of the things are a gift in a box from our King, it was to be given here in Chile and Uruguay later on and there are also few boxes that contain food from our country, it is hard to get HALAL food here, so this is our ration while we are here in Chile.

After everything was clear, we head to our hotel in Santiago, we stay at Marriott hotel approximately thirty minutes from the airport. Will continue later, just bear with me… 🙂

Happy Mothers Day

May 10, 2009
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Excuse Me | I Was Approach by Two Policeman

May 7, 2009
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This is my first time I set my foot in London, it was among my favorite destination but this is not my destination, I’ve wrote previously that I was in London because flight transit, from Heathrow airport I take Heathrow Connect to Paddington Station in Central London and from there we walk around, unfortunately the weather wasn’t good on that day, it was raining and very hard to find a shelter there. To cut the story short after we are tired of walking around not too far away from Paddington Station, I get back to the station and take few pictures in front of the entrance like the one you see above and later on I was approach by two policeman with a dog, you can see the police in the picture above, those in green.

When they approach me, one of the police officer ask me, whether I’m a tourist, yes I said, I’m a tourist and he asked me thet he want to look at what I’m photographing, so I show them my camera LCD, I asked them, is it ok with my picture, do I need to delete them, can I keep my picture, after he browse through my picture through LCD, he said ok, there is no problem, I can keep my picture after he take my name and see my passport and I’m free to go, no question asked later. Those police officer does not touch my camera, I was holding my camera and showed them the picture that I’ve take, I know why those two police officer come after me, there was a case not too long ago where one of the subway get bombed, so they need to know what I’m doing, whether I’m planning something with my picture or not and I’ve read somewhere that there was a story where London Police officer delete a picture from a tourist who take a shot of public transport in London. I personally think they have no right deleting someone else picture, if there was a case, it should be brought to the court and if the pictures being deleted, there was no case, no evidence, that was my personal point of view.

One thing that I want to let you all know is that, the police officer that approach me does not harasses me, he is very polite, does not push me around, and he treat me well, after they write my name on his notebook, he keep me free, no question asked. Everybody will have a different experience with London police, and that is my experience.

Kuala Lumpur | I’m Back

May 3, 2009
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Syukur Alhamdulillah, lebih kurang jam 6:17am waktu tempatan 1 May ( saya terbang dari Buenos Aires 29 April 8:20pm mlm waktu Buenos Aires ), waktu Malaysia pesawat MAS yang membawa saya terbang jauh dari Buenos Aires Argentina selamat mendarat di Lapanagn Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur, lancar sekali pendaratannya, disambut dengan senyuman oleh para penumpang sekalian. Perjalanan kami berhenti di dua tempat di Afrika selatan iaitu di Cape Town dan di Johannesburg. Dari Buenos Aires ke Cape Town mengambil masa 7 jam dan dari Cape Town ke Johannesburg ke mengambil masa lebih kurang sejam lebih.

Sempat jugak saya keluar dari pesawat masa stopover yang cuma sejam lamanya, bila lagikan, dapat jalan-jalan di airport pun cukuplah walaupun tak dapat keluar. Kemudian dari Johannesburg ke Kuala Lumpur mengambil masa 9 jam 25 min, lebih kurang macam tu la, tapi perjalanan mungkin mengambil masa yang lebih lama kalau perjalanan dari Kuala Lumpur ke Johannesburg pasal kita mengikut arah bumi berputar, mungkin you faham maksud saya.

Panjang lagi kalau nak cerita, masih lagi kepenatan dan badan masih lagi sakit-sakit pasal tak biasa berjalan jauh dan pasal tak biasa duduk berjam-jam dalam pesawat, bagi mereka yang dah kerap ke luar negara, rasanya dah takde apa dah, dah biasa, macam naik bas ekspress jer agaknya, bagi saya yang pertama kali ke destinasi yang agak jauh ni memang terasa sangat keletihannya. IsyaAllah ada masa dan kesempatan saya akan sambug lagi…