Kota Bharu-Through The Hills-Jeli-Kota Bharu Loop 10-2-2011

Captain_Slash

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10 Feb 2011

The route 8, D228, 66, 4, 129, 3

Total distance 310 km
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At my guest house this morning and nice to see that some take their childrens safety seriously by making them wear a crash helmet
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Out along the 8 and there are other things grown in Malaysia besides palm trees
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Once I am quite a few km out of town the road and the scenery improves
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That mixer doesnt look like its been used for a long time
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I stop for breakfast at N05.18.477 E102.16.776, and here I make a bad mistake and learn a valuable lesson
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I ask for my favourite meal of ayam masak merah but there is none in the pots and the lady goes off to the kitchen, I assume there is a pot of it in there but to my horror she quickly cooks one from boneless chicken in a wok, recipes suggest it takes about an hour to cook it properly
To rub salt in a wound when it arrives at my table its covered in that green shyte (coriander) after picking that off I eat it despite it having about as much flavour as cardboard, definitely the worst meal that I have eaten in Malaysia and the only time that I have ever seen coriander put on a meal, I thought that that was just an abnormality from north of the border.
From now on if its not already cooked and sitting in a pot waiting to be served I wont ask for it, only 50 Baht for the meal though.
Perhaps Karma will happen to the cook and I will get to cook a meal for her one day and then she will find a nice juicy rasher of bacon on top of her meal as punishment for putting coriander on mine
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The water levels are much lower along here now but I do get a slight shower now and then, thankfully not too much though
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I take a right onto the D228 according to my gps but 66 according to the signposts
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This is a nice twisty road
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Good scenery but the slight rain spoils the view a bit
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On maximum zoom the waterfall in the distance
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I cross the railway line and its only a diesel line out this way compared to the electric line down the west coast
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I guess that I am fortunate to see a train as theres not many out here
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A closer shot of the waterfall
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Well today I certainly am getting my kicks on route 66
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When I rode along this stretch nearly two weeks ago I was drenched but today I stay dry, this would look even more stunning on a sunny day
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Todays photo
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The same one from 11 days ago
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Today
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11 days ago
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I ride along the lovely 66 to Jeli and from here back to Kota Bharu its nothing special at all.
Kota Bharu is a nice enough place to stay in but the roads in and out of it are traffic packed rather than fun packed ones
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This place at N06.07.774 E102.14.452 is my eatery tonight
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For obvious reasons,
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The happy smiling staff
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Pretty much a mix of KFC and Pizza Hut
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I was going to try Pizza Hut but they are everywhere and this is probably a one off
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Food arrives and not bad, I am glad I only ordered a medium as this takes some eating, 203 Baht and I am full.

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