The nice thing about having no faraway kampong is we that we get to go home at night to our own beds.
No need to put up with communal makeshift ones or the first-to-arrive-gets-the-guest-bedroom kind of deal.
And at this time the valley is at it's most serene, no cars, no lorries, no motor-bikes, in short NO JAMS.
You almost get to hear silence on the roads.
You get to see emptiness in the commercial centres.
And you get to see bands of migrant workers out enjoying the holidays, smiles etched on their faces as they greet their countrymen.
And apart from the occasional fire-cracker, you might even get to hear yourself breathe.
Well for those making the journey, drive safely, exercise lots of patience and do have a pleasant trip.
EID MUBARAQ TO ALL MUSLIMS EVERYWHERE