Thank you all for the birthday wishes. I am grinning like an idiot now. I am not 50 yet.. but gonna get there soon one day. Sorry for lying but women always lie about their age right? You all have been very kind with your comments and telling me that running away is okay. Sometimes we all need to get away for a while if we could. Its always refreshing and its good for the soul. Just remember to come back to the loved ones and the furries.

People like me get to run away more because i am not attached to a pole ^.^ I got a bunch of very close friends. We go wayyyyy back. The kind of friends that you can talk about fart and poos. *LOL* The ones that you can pick off from where you left off even if its been years.

I've know them for more than 20 years. Some of them are attached with families while some of us are still hanging single. Sometimes we travel in a pack like wolves. It all depends on who's available and who's free at that moment in time.

I have travelled with a lot of different people to different places. Sometimes i love to go solo as not everyone likes to travel with a crazy photographer who takes pics of all the doors and windows along the way :)

I am still kinda looking for a lonely planet traveller who will go places with me. One who is not afraid of the rough road ahead. One who does not mind roughing it out at the backpackers inn. And one who will love to photograph doors and windows just like my crazy head.

On this trip to Malacca, we stayed at a hoity toity place as it was my day and we decided to go hoity toity as it was the 11-11-11. The next time this date comes around again, it will be a hundred years. I don't think i will still be around in a hundred years. We want to remember when we are old and crinkly that we had hoity toity before :) We are sometimes a bit impulsive. It was supposed to be a party of three of us but one of my friends could not get off work.

The Majestic Hotel is an old mansion which was built in the 1920s. Having retained its old facade, it is quite a stunning building. Every corner is a breathtaking sight. The walls holds many secrets i am sure. I went a little crazy with the camera here. Stepping into this building is like taking a step back in time.

Before we booked into this hotel, we were afraid that there might be spooky spooks to greet us at night as it is an old building. No spooky spooks came by that night :)

This is The Library in the old mansion. Tea is served here. This lady in the pink kebaya was just going about doing her work of setting up the tables for tea.

Some of the corners at the lobby has this glass jars. The glass jars hold some light snacks. It was a nice touch.

The hotel overlooks a village called Kampung Morten. A traditional village with kampung houses in old Malacca architectural style. I've been to Malacca many many times but i have never stumbled here before.

This is a living museum called Villa Sentosa here in the village. A very friendly old man manages the place. He'll answer all your questions with a big big smile on his face.

There are some homestays here and the next time we come again to Malacca, we will be checking out the homestays for a different experience.

We will show you where we met some pretty juicy interesting men in our next post :)

I think i have been quite lucky all my life. My family loves me. I get to do what i want most of the time and i got a job which i love. I get to run away sometimes. I only get nagged once in a while. But don't mind the old folks. They might be long windy winded but they nagged because the love you. I even know how to switch off my ears if the nagging gets too long. I have trained my ears to be like the radio switches :)

15 woofs:

Spiffy said...

You birthday kah? So now how old la you? 12? 15? 19? 65? hahaha!

Anyways, here's looking forward to more birthdays :D

houndstooth said...

What a beautiful trip! I love all the pictures, and it sounds like you had a lovely time!

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Hi Annie! Stumpy and I are planning our full-time RV life to begin in 2012. You're not the only crazy traveler out there. I know quite a few!

In other news...

OMD!!! Stumpy and I are seriously overwhelmed by all the comments and positive responses to Willie's rescue.

I just want everyone to know that Stumpy and I were merely pawns in this rescue. The real thanks goes to Mayzie's Grampa J who directed Willie's rescue, The Briard network who ran to the rescue and to the Angel Lady who stepped up to the plate.

I know each and every one of us do whatever we can to support the animals, the rescues and each other in our quest to make the world a better place. Each little miracle is the direct result of like minded people doing what they can do.

Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
Stumpy and me

The Daily Pip said...

Yep, running away for a little while is always a good thing. I am hoping to take a little trip in January. I haven't traveled much since having my daughter, but I think it is time for a little trip.

Love the pictures, can't wait to see more.


Sandee said...

I'm so happy you had a wonderful birthday weekend. Those are memories that last a lifetime.

I chuckled about you turning off your ears to nagging. I wish I could do that.

Have a terrific day and weekend. Tummy rubs to Dom. :)

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Definitely more upmarket than where we usually stay!!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra, Bella & Roxy

Ann said...

You sure visited some interesting places. Glad you enjoyed your birthday

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Roo said...

What a terrific Birthday trip! Hurray for hoity toity times :D

Waggin at ya,

sprinkles said...

What a beautiful country! I feel like I was there with you now, with all the pix.

Hope you had a very happy birthday!

yuki and rocket said...

i love your photos! you're so talented! that hotel looks spooky, i wonder if it is haunted?? i love a good ghost story. also, i think it's so cool you've been able to keep so many friends for so long. that's how you know they're true friends, because most people are lucky to stay in touch with one or two people that've been friends since they were younger. :)

BeadedTail said...

We're glad you had a good birthday! Your photos are beautiful! We'd want to run away to there too!

bichonpawz said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! What a beautiful trip you went on!!! Sounds like you had a great adventure!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! LOVE seeing your trip photos. Hope everyone is doing well. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures - they have a nice vintage feel to them! You were brave to have stayed at the historic Majestic Hotel. I would have been spooked silly, lol!