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Postby PNGMK » Tue, 13 Aug 2013 5:44 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yeah, It sounds like something you might want to "visit" for a couple of hours. I approached the other half last night and her first reaction to the whole thing was "What! Go up there just to get gunned down!" She's afraid of her own shadow at the best of times, so the local press hasn't helped matters at all by playing it up. (But she has no qualms about going to the US where the percentages are probably similar - I'll never understand 'em!) Maybe cause she's local. So will keep researching but do some alternate planning on a staycation instead. :-( I so wanted to escape the Red Dot for a while!


How about a cruise on a ship?

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 13 Aug 2013 8:03 pm

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sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yeah, It sounds like something you might want to "visit" for a couple of hours. I approached the other half last night and her first reaction to the whole thing was "What! Go up there just to get gunned down!" She's afraid of her own shadow at the best of times, so the local press hasn't helped matters at all by playing it up. (But she has no qualms about going to the US where the percentages are probably similar - I'll never understand 'em!) Maybe cause she's local. So will keep researching but do some alternate planning on a staycation instead. :-( I so wanted to escape the Red Dot for a while!


What about Batam/Bintan then?


Odd, I feel I'm much more likely to get hacked apart by a machete in Batam than even harassed in Malaysia. And I went to a school in Chicago where more than a few kids were shot every year. I wonder if my spidey sense is still working, or just way off in my old age.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 13 Aug 2013 9:01 pm

Actually, I'm quite comfortable in either Malaysia and Indonesia (worked in Indonesia for 12 years and the east coast of Malaysia, Labuan, Sabah & Sawarak for the better part of two years.) But my wife is an irrational Catholic. :-)

Had a cursory glance at Cruise Ships this morning, but put me on a vessel I wanna have my diving equipment with me. I'd be in the dog house for sure!
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Postby the lynx » Wed, 14 Aug 2013 8:37 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Actually, I'm quite comfortable in either Malaysia and Indonesia (worked in Indonesia for 12 years and the east coast of Malaysia, Labuan, Sabah & Sawarak for the better part of two years.) But my wife is an irrational Catholic. :-)

Had a cursory glance at Cruise Ships this morning, but put me on a vessel I wanna have my diving equipment with me. I'd be in the dog house for sure!
:lol:


If you and your wife are ok with flying short distance, you should consider the Indochina region. Plenty of options!

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Postby PNGMK » Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:28 am

the lynx wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Actually, I'm quite comfortable in either Malaysia and Indonesia (worked in Indonesia for 12 years and the east coast of Malaysia, Labuan, Sabah & Sawarak for the better part of two years.) But my wife is an irrational Catholic. :-)

Had a cursory glance at Cruise Ships this morning, but put me on a vessel I wanna have my diving equipment with me. I'd be in the dog house for sure!
:lol:


If you and your wife are ok with flying short distance, you should consider the Indochina region. Plenty of options!


There are some beautiful Highland hotels and resorts in VN.

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:29 am

PNGMK wrote:
the lynx wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Actually, I'm quite comfortable in either Malaysia and Indonesia (worked in Indonesia for 12 years and the east coast of Malaysia, Labuan, Sabah & Sawarak for the better part of two years.) But my wife is an irrational Catholic. :-)

Had a cursory glance at Cruise Ships this morning, but put me on a vessel I wanna have my diving equipment with me. I'd be in the dog house for sure!
:lol:


If you and your wife are ok with flying short distance, you should consider the Indochina region. Plenty of options!


There are some beautiful Highland hotels and resorts in VN.


Dalat in VN's south highlands comes to mind when you said that. Beautiful place, still holds that French holiday resort charm after many decades.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:47 am

I'd love to go back to VN as it's been 45 years since I left there. I'm sure it's a much more beautiful place than when I left it the last time. But that's one of the reasons why I've not been back either. Don't want the silly dreams to start again. The three years I spent from 88 to 91 in the Refugee camps was rough on my wife as she used to say I talk in whole paragraphs in my sleep flying the damn chopper again. I'd normally never remember any of it, but it used to happen when I was on the offshore oil rigs as well (not always but only when totally exhausted). But if I went I'd want to go for about a week at least and to do some traveling to several areas. :-|

I'm not sure of medical facilities there and anything where she had to do much walking would not work, I'm afraid. The damn meds they've got her on are playing hell with her joints now. She was told it was a side effect but she's kinda stuck between a rock & a hard place what with the heart attack and the stent. Staycation looking better all the time. :-(

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Postby Max Headroom » Wed, 14 Aug 2013 3:31 pm

SMS is a Chicken or a Hawk?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 14 Aug 2013 3:37 pm

Wonder if you'd have said that if you had walked the same mile I did in my shoes. :-k

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 14 Aug 2013 4:27 pm

PNGMK wrote:
the lynx wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Actually, I'm quite comfortable in either Malaysia and Indonesia (worked in Indonesia for 12 years and the east coast of Malaysia, Labuan, Sabah & Sawarak for the better part of two years.) But my wife is an irrational Catholic. :-)

Had a cursory glance at Cruise Ships this morning, but put me on a vessel I wanna have my diving equipment with me. I'd be in the dog house for sure!
:lol:


If you and your wife are ok with flying short distance, you should consider the Indochina region. Plenty of options!


There are some beautiful Highland hotels and resorts in VN.


Funny, when OSOD started talking about run down resorts depressing resorts with nothing to do, Da Lat is the first place that popped into my head.

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 14 Aug 2013 4:29 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
I'm not sure of medical facilities there


In the middle of nowhere/small towns? About on par with Indonesia in my experience. Saturday night/Sunday in a Hanoi emergency room with violent food poisoning? Better than the US. The doctor even spoke clear English. Some laughing about bad seafood, two shots, and I was out in about an hour.


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