A collection of my travels around the world. Mostly exploring my home, the Philippines, and bits and pieces of the world. Traveling within a limited budget, my escapades mostly comprise of airline tickets on sale, backpacking in cheap hotels and guesthouses, finding the best but cheap travel agents and tours, and dining at not-so-expensive restaurants but still offer the most scrumptious food. Despite all these, I still make it a point to find chic places and travel in style, the posh way.
The Adventures of 2 Girls in 2 Countries - In Malaysia
Or better yet to
say, MISADVENTURES. Haha
M invited me to go
with her in Malaysia, since one of our teammates was a volunteer in Shell Eco
Marathon Asia which is being held in Sepang Circuit. Since there was a seat
sale in Cebu Pacific, I agreed to go with her. Our flight cost about Php 4800
each for the round trip.
We left Wednesday
night, and arrived at the KL Low Cost Terminal at half past midnight. N, our
Shell MY colleague, picked us up since we're gonna stay with him to save up on
hotel accommodation. We stopped by to eat some snacks first in like one of
their hawkers, before going to N's house in Puchong. His house is big for a
bachelor, with 2 or 3 guestrooms. We stayed in one of the big guestroom where M
and I shared a bed. We slept at almost 4 in the morning, then woke up at around
7 since N said we should be leaving at 8.
We left N's house at
about past 8, then stop at one their hawkers again for breakfast. N then
dropped us off the Sepang Circuit to check out the Eco Marathon. We were
supposed to join in the pit walk where guides will tour as around the circuit
to see the different areas. They noticed that I was wearing a sandal, they said
I need to wear safety shoes so one of the tour guides tried to look for safety
shoes for me. He bought us in one of the rooms to wait, but when he returned he
said we couldn't join the pit walk since we're also wearing dresses, and they
are requiring guests to wear pants to be able to go inside the pit. Haha. He
was really really sorry and I said it was ok and we might just go shopping to
buy pants.First fail of the day. Haha.
Since we can't go inside, we just went to the 2nd floor in the viewing area.
Shell Eco Marathon
Shell Eco Marathon Sepang Circuit
Shel Eco Marathon Testing Pit
Shell Eco Marathon Pit
After much strolling
around the areas we're allowed to, we ran to one of our colleagues S. She
volunteers to take pictures of the pit for us, and call our teammate L as well.
We invited them to go to Genting Island on our last day since N suggested we do that. We
exchanged numbers and went our separate ways. Continue reading here.