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Tuesday Travels

Okay so it looks like blogger is having problems today. So tried blogging via flickr rather than risk my blood going upstairs! But flickr had problems talking to blogger! Aarrggghhh! Now back to blogger!!

Travel Tales #1:

One of the big news yesterday/today was that whoohoo, chances are slimmer that we'd be needing to fly in the buff [see pic! scary, eh?]! At least for the near future lah, seeing as the TSA has relaxed its NO LIQUIDS ruling, and is now allowing *some* liquids back on carry-on in planes. Yay.

Travel Tales #2:
I was looking through my old old Malaysian passports. Dunno about other countries, but Malaysia specifies countries a Malaysian is NOT allowed to travel to on the passport.

It was interesting to see the changes over the years:
1984: Albania, China, Cuba, German Democratic Republic (East Germany), Israel, North Korea, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, South Africa.

1989: China, Cuba, Israel, North Korea, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, South Africa.

1994: Israel & South Africa

1999: Israel

2003: Israel
[Pity I don't have my 1974-issued passport with me: wonder how long THAT list was!]
[ And, well, I wonder if Israel will *ever* be struck from the no-go list.... a slightly amusing thing about that: it seems that many Malaysians who perform their Umrah [a mini-Haj] do have Israel on their itinerary! I've heard that they are snuck in to see some sights then snuck out again - without getting their passports stamped lah otherwise big trouble with Malaysia mah! Heh. Go fig.]

/Travel Tales


  1. Yeap! true about the Malaysia & Israel thingy. Few nights ago watched "Jejak Rasul" on TV3....the tv crew made it to Israel...difficult process to obtain permission to film there though but they got through it....

    Thanx for the tips given on saving blogs. Will do it ASAP...Will do it ASAP!


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