Multicultural free accomodation

May 1, 2009 · 2 comments

The internet. Probably the best invention ever. With it I am able to bring you this blog and arrange to meet up with interesting people. Such as Sue, a kind-hearted woman from Australia living in Kuala Belait in Brunei. Sue already had someone staying the previous night over, Gunnar from Germany.

BSB to Seria bus in Brunei

BSB to Seria bus in Brunei

After a short-ish bus ride (in another substandard bus that really shouldn’t be the way in a country as rich as Brunei) via Seria (the home of Shell employees and the oil industry in Brunei from what I could make out from all the nodding donkeys) and completely missing where I was supposed to get off; Gunnar and Sue picked me up in Gunnars hire car.

Brunei nodding donkey

Brunei nodding donkey

We took a small tour of Kuala Belait, not much to see here as the place is small, a giant teapot statue in the middle of a round-a-bout, couple of nice houses, done.

Kuala Belait teapot

Kuala Belait teapot

So we went back to Sues place and got changed to go to her club, which seemed to be full of expats mainly, most of which are English teachers like Sue herself. After a few laps of the swimming pool it started to rain (a rare event in Brunei!) so we headed out.

Swimming pool in Sues club

Swimming pool in Sues club

After a bit of shopping for tonights meal the rain went away quickly and we went down the beach to walk Esky; Sue’s dog. The sand was lovely and soft after the rain, it meant our feet sank slightly in like a sponge and popped back up when our foot was lifted from the same place, certainly a nice place for a stroll!

Esky, Gunnar and Sue

Esky, Gunnar and Sue

We then went back again and Gunnar prepared spaghetti bolognese (but with no spaghetti, so replaced with pasta) whilst I did the salad. 2 of Sues friends Claus and Jean came over to join us, it was nice to hear all their travel stories and made me realise how little of the world I’ve actually seen, but still a whole lifetime left to see it all :)

This is what happens when a Brit and a German attempt a Italian meal

This is what happens when a Brit and a German attempt a Italian meal

With dinner over we retired outside for a bit and Gunnar, who has his own blog ‘A Trumpet goes around the world‘ played the trumpet he carries to us, which was a nice end to the day.

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Alex May 2, 2009 at 11:10 PM

That meal looks great! As always some awesome pictures and info bro

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Adventure Rob May 3, 2009 at 4:51 PM

Tasted as good as it looked too *drools*

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