Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Lost and... err.. and... ummm

Whats that last part again? It's probably not that important anyways.

I'm on the road again, and I have had my first travel mishap. I took a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Tanah Rata in the Cameron Highalands. I emptied my pockets of everything for the trip so that it would be easier to sleep. When I got to Tanah Rata I quickly stuffed all my stuff into my bag and pockets and walked off the bus. Now, I am not the most experienced traveler, but here is a tip: ALWAYS check your seat when you get off a bus or train or plane or whatever. Because when I left the bus and put all my 'stuff' in my bag, I left one important thing: my wallet. I didn't realize it until I got all the way to my hostel. By then it was too late, I ran back to see if it was still there but I'm not so lucky I guess.

It had all my money (equal to about 200 dollars CAD, sucks but it could have been worse), my credit and debit cards, and my student visa for Singapore. The visa for Singapore is not such a problem, since I only need to go back for one week for my exams, so a travel visa will work for that time. The money and cards were more of a problem. I was so lucky that my parents were able to help me out and send me a bit of cash, and cancel my cards. Also, two great guys I met Anders and Daniel were able to loan me some money for a few days.

The Cameron Highlands are incredible by the way. Later today I will be doing one more hike and then heading off to Bangkok.

1 comment:

  1. Gerrit, sounds like you are having quite the adventure overseas. Sorry to hear about your lost wallet! When I was reading your post I thought you were going to say someone pick-pocketed you. How long are you in SE Asia for? I'm very jealous, ideally I'd like to do some travelling this summer! Safe travels my friend!
    Jordan T.