4 Countries in One Day
I am back home now after enjoying 6 eventful days away from Malaysia. Now matter how beautiful and advanced another foreign country may be, I still love my own Boleh Land - Malaysia. We boarded CX from Japan to Malaysia with stop overs at Taipei & Hong Kong - making it 4 countries in total.
Look at all the lovely flowers and landscapes all over Fukuoka and Kyushu Island. The lovely sights would put a smile on everyone. We can plant more flowers in Kuala Lumpur too but I have seen some idiots driving off with the potted plants at night. Wakakakaka
It was really very tough to find postcards in the whole of Fukuoka and Kyushu Island if compared with Osaka, Kyoto or Nara which would spoil tourists with so many lovelier postcards. I manage to grab some 20 simple cards and made a mistake! The posts offices close on weekends! A kind passing old man stopped and offered me help. He spoke in thick Hakata's Nihon-go with some simple sign languages which saved my day. He told me to buy stamps from the "Family Mart" convenience store and post them in any mail box. Yippee!
We stayed at Nishitetsu Hakata Inn and it is highly recommended as the hotel is located right opposite the Hakata Station which houses all the subway lines and trains to Airport & around Kyushu Island. You can also jump into JR lines that connect to Tokyo or Osaka. I will stay there again when I return someday as Hakata Station has so many shopping malls and restaurants inside too. Here, I posed with the above mural drawings at the hotel's entrance.
This hotel has got an in-house Onsen with 3 pools of water from the Hot Springs. Kyushu Island is famous for pools of Hot Springs as the active Mount Aso is still raging there. The hotel guests enjoyed complimentary dips and I myself had a relaxing 5 nights bliss there. It was an eye opener to see several Japanese men flocking inside red & drunk like retarded clowns! Muahahahaha
My flight home to Kuala Lumpur was crazy and so rush! We were the only 2 Malaysians who boarded CX from Fukuoka to Kuala Lumpur and had to board the connecting flight at the Hong Kong International Airport in just 15 minutes. I ran faster than Usain Bolt and was panting like a sick dog!! When we reached KLIA, our 2 baggage were still at Lantau Island! CB! CB! The other 2 Malaysians in the above photo also lodged complaints and tempers flared! They left their house keys inside the luggage! Please learn from their mistake!