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Thongs put me in a holiday mood.
These thongs have traveled thousands of kilometres through the desert. That is easy to do, just stay aboard on the Australian interstate trains. They have climbed rocks in Kakadu. My over heated walk in Adelaide was on those thongs. The past couple of days they took me around Kings Garden in Perth. And the bus trip from Kuala Lumpur to Taiping is twice the fun wearing thongs.
A few hundred meters away from the bus station my left foot slips. Thongs are nice, but these worn out ones have no grip left. My legs react fast and I manage to stay on my feet. There is a distant pain in my left foot, but I'll worry about that later.
My left foot glides back and forth in my thong. The whole slipper is covered with blood. Damn, the hotel is another 20 minute walk. It is going to be a long and slippery path.
Upon arrival in the hotel my left toe has a very deep wound. That toe is a mess, the wound is deep and full of dirt. It is awkward, but it does not seem serious enough to go and trouble a doctor with it. With a bit of water and purchased Dettol I try to clean the wound. It is not a great success, I can't reach the wound very well. I enter the night as pain in that foot grows.
I have trouble walking. This foot won't make it all the way till town. One of the housekeeping ladies lends me a bike. Do I know how to ride it? Well, yes, it is our national means of transport in the Netherlands.
I head downhill towards town. It is a smooth path, but I would have appreciated a set of working brakes. The journey to the doctor is without any accidents.
Klinik Ra'yatclose to Taiping bus station
97 Jalan Ranggong Wayang
The doctor reprimands me firmly.