As usual, I went to Meshmesha Café, had my coffee there and planned my day.
I planned to collect the needed materials for my “Transportation in Hurghada” video and blog entry in Travelatory. These materials were to go to (Hurghada airport, Seqalla sq, Aka sq, and Aldhahhar sq) and record videos there about different means of transportation from/to (like planes and buses) and inside Hurghada (e.g. Microbuses, taxis and car rental).
I was caught from the police at Hurghada airport because it was not allowed to record videos at the airport! This happened after I really suffered going through lots obstacles getting to the airport! Anyways, they “released” me after “watching” all the videos I recorded and found nothing suspicious about them!!!
Anyway, I continued the journey of the day and went to the other places but realized that it is really difficult to say all the information I have in the middle of the squares especially that in each square there was an authoritative entity and I did not want to get caught again! 😀 So I snapped some photos, and recorded quickly some short video which I hope I would be able to use producing my video after adding the audio at home!
Moreover, I did not find any source that can tell me any information about microbuses (the only public transportation) routes in Hurghada! I decided to draw the routes of them on a map, but couldn’t get one either. That’s why I drew one and drew the routes on it and I hope to find an electronic method to drew them and include it in the video!
We then knew that you can take it for an excursion that goes around the city including the river! INTERESTING!!!
What a big lizard!!!
Baba-Nonya House Museum was our next station. We, unfortunatelly, couldn’t get inside because we ran out of money! 😦 However we managed to get some photos by it:
We had our bus at 2:30 pm and it was around 12 now. So, we decided to go for a round inside the malls (the sun of Malacca is really hurting)! What we noticed is that prices were really really cheap, and we were really sorry for not saving any money for shopping!!!
Then we went to the hostel for the check out.
The bus (Transitional) was really good and cheap RM25. It went directly to the airport so we didn’t have to worry about missing our flight!
We arrived at the airport three hours before the departure time. We decided to spent the last RM10 we have on a meal from the airport, and we managed to find a cheap one there:
Once we hopped inside the plane and got welcomed by the Egyptian staff, we felt home again! And it was a nice feeling 🙂 However we both felt really sad for leaving!!!
And you can see that in our last video in Malaysia:
And this is how it all went during our 13 hours flight (from Cairo to Kuala Lumpur with Egyptair…)
And we started it… we took the plane leaving to Kuala Lumpur on the 13Jun14.
It’s the longest trip I’d ever had. we spend nine hours (non-stop) in which I engaged myself with reading newspapers, talking with an Algerian old man sitting beside me, listening to music, watching movies, eating and sleeping 😀
In the plane, I got the feeling that I am travelling to an Sharm El Sheikh :D. I don’t know why, but I felt familiar with almost everyone on the plane. Maybe because almost all of the were Muslims and most women were veiled. Their skin color is also very much like ours… maybe that’s why 🙂
We landed in Bangkok airport and spend our time there wondering about, in the toilet, praying, and taking some photos:
Ehm! I just liked the tatoo 😀 don’t misunderstand me reader 😀
And we took our flight to KL…
The flight was also so normal and there were nothing much to tell about it! However when we landed the fun started 😀 we didn’t have any Malaysian money and we knew beforehand that the exchange rate at the airport is not good. We decided to exchange our dollars at any money exchange office in the city. However we didn’t know that the city is so far from the airport and we have to take a bus to reach there which is for RM10.
We were forced to exchange money at the airport, but we changed only USD50 for both of us till we reach the city! And we took a bus there. Before we took the bus we checked many money exchange offices for the best rate, and they were all the same but we had a change to go around the airport for around one hour and of course we took some photos 😉
One of the strange things I saw there is that Malaysian Muslim girls were half sleeves. OMG! They cover their head but show their elbows. That was so strange and the first girl I saw doing that was the young lady booking the bus ticket for me 🙂 I am sorry I don’t have a pic for that, but you can easily imagine that… right?! 😀
While we were waiting for the bus, we met a girl and another man from Uzbekistan! She was trying to flirt us 😀 Never mind the fact that she was not beautiful , but what about that guy sitting beside you for God’s sake!!!
Now were are on the bus, the trip too us around one hour! The airport is really very far from the city. I didn’t feel very much a stranger. Those people are very much like us!
We got off in a station near our Hostel. The weather was really hot and moist, and we were hungry. We kept looking for a local restaurant to eat at and ended up at subway 😀 But it was a unique experience there! It’s the first time for me to make my own sandwich from A to Z or I’d rather say “watch it done”! That was nice however a bit expensive!
And now we are on our way to Suzies’ (our KL hostel) of course we spend lots of time to reach there, but finally and after walking for around two hours, we reached our home in KL!