“Come down off the cross, we can use the wood.” Tom Waits

So on the way into KL I met this guy:

http://www.sylvain-autourdumonde.com/

Who was with these guys:

http://toutenmarchant.com/index_eng.php

But split due to something or other. Living on a diet of vegetables and instant noodles that are eaten cold because he has no stove he managed to walk to Hotan in China on pretty much the same route i have taken. From there he bought a bike to push the water he was carrying, then decided to get on the bike and cycle the rest.

Still say that this woman beats everybody hands down:

http://www.rosiearoundtheworld.co.uk/

So after taking the all roads lead to Rome mentality to get through Malaysia in the abscence of a map, my plan was only broken when the one road I had to stay on diverted me off into the middle of nowhere. the middle of nowhere transpired to be a motorway where I had a nice friendly “you are cycling to slow on this road. get off’ from the Malaysian police. The irony was that the road they told me to take was significantly more dangerous. If you have ever stood in the middle of five lanes facing backwards with all the cars doing 70mph trying to converge into a three lane road which is the little bit of ground you are occupying then you will understand.

I managed to get into KL by sighting the Petronas Towers and then taking a compass bearing. Old fashioned but it works. One of the worst places to get into and that includes Istanbul and Tehran. how I a am going to get out is something I do not like to think about at the moment…

So in KL I get asked ”Do you know Kris Fowler?” (http://riding-east.blogspot.com/) in the dorm room I am staying in.

Yeah, actually i do. Small world isnt it :) Look who I just met:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3110136/58-days-in-Iran-prison-for-photo.html

Who was there in Iran at the same time as Kris, Adam and myself. Ho hum :) Nice to see that the Iranian hospitality was extended that little bit further…

So from here just a shade over 4000km left. Nearly there eh..

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  1. Gemma says:

    Hi Andy,
    sorry not replied to your email, just not stopped on law essays which are due in on Friday. Taken a short break to look at your website. Crazy bout that guy you met who was jailed in Iran, that’s madness! Will send email soon.

    Gemma
    x

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