104 Finally, Miri

Miri Evening

Miri Evening

We stopped at the EZ Market on the outskirts of Miri for lunch. Then, the search for a hotel. We’d read about the Marriott. I wanted to be among gringos. Cat wanted to be in town. Town it was and late we visited the Marriott and I was quite happy with the choice. The Mega Hotel is more a business mans place but very central. The Guest Services Manager, Julian took us under his wing, helped us find places and how to use the public buses.

There is a Food Court just across the street. We tried it and ate all but one of our lunchand dinners there. Not like a food court you’d think of in a mall, it is just a cluster of small stands serving everything from typical Malaysian to Philippine to Indian and several other choices. The staff is great, we fell in love with the food as well as Mary and T-Rex, both from the Philippines.  

Comments (8)

Ray and Karyn HaeckelMarch 31st, 2009 at 8:20 pm

You two are really amazing. I thought you would have had enough of biking when you left Salt Lake City and made that long haul to the summit. We’re following you.
Good Luck and keep on pumping. As for me, i think i’ll go for a short walk tomorrow.

Roberto VictorApril 1st, 2009 at 8:36 am

Pat, what happens to your shoulder?

adminApril 2nd, 2009 at 12:15 am

My Brother (YOUNGER) Roberto

I fell, OUCH. Old guys like us should never fall off a bicycle. Nothing broken but still painful. We elders also heal more slowly.

We’re on the Island of Java, Indonesia. Hot and humid. Cycled about 30 miles today then stopped in a small place. Time change from Bali to here. I could use a beer but can’t start until after 5:00 PM. Awe the suffering we world travelers must endure. By the way, no wine here. We will hve to sit and sip a glass or two when we get back home. Our love to Martha, Nathan and the girls.

Pat & Cat

adminApril 2nd, 2009 at 1:11 am

How great to hear from you two. This comes to you from Genteng, Indonesia. Tomorrow we cycle up hillo in 85/85 weather. (85 degrees, 85% humidity) We will think of you walking in a cool springtime day.
We’re staying well, so far. Only hope that we find a wondrous place like Brigrham Street Inn if we do. NOt too likely in this part of the world.
Love Pat & Cat

Love Pat & Cat

markApril 15th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Great site, Good info

Morris ReesApril 16th, 2009 at 4:32 am


We relocatd to Miri today, and are looking for a bike shop – did you happen to see one while you were here ?

Many Thanks


adminApril 16th, 2009 at 4:37 am

HI and sorry MOrris, the bikes were running good while in Miri.
Can’t say the same for now. We had probs with airline handling.
We’re in Melaka, Penninsular Malaysia toinght.
Are you going to be working in Miri?
Good to hear from you.

Pat & Cat Patterson

adminApril 16th, 2009 at 4:39 am

Hi Mark

We’re in Melaka, Malaysia tonight. Hard ride, 100 Ks, 60 miles in heat and humidity.
Felt great to get here. Love the feeling of accomplishment when we finish a particulary tough day.
How did you find us and what info are you looking for?

Pat & Cat Patterson