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Kampung Bukit Hantu

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  • Day158

    8, 574 stair hike

    February 4 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    After our horrible hike in Sapa, my parents wanted to do another hike in Langkawi to make up for it. My parents really like hiking and my mom was worried that we wouldn’t hike after our Sapa hike. After putting off the hike for 5 days because we were busy going to the beach, we finally did the hike. The hike was through the rainforest, up 4,287 steps and had an elevation of 800 meters. The steps were concrete and brought up the hill by Malays and probably took a really long time to build.

    We saw some really cool trees with huge roots and they were super tall. Some of the trees were twisted into cool shapes too. It was really hot, but it was slightly less hot than usual because the trees were giving us shade. Some of the trees had giant leaves and some had huge tree trunks. All of us holding hands could not put our arms around some of the tree trunks because they were so big; everything in the jungle is way bigger than usual.

    Throughout the day the insects got louder and louder. They were pretty quiet when we started the hike, but by the end of it they were so loud. We saw some lizards on trees and moving around under the leaves. There were leaves and plants growing everywhere. The leaves were on trees and on the pathway. There was one tree that was so big, it had fallen down and broken the railing for the steps we had to climb. It was fun having to climb over the very large tree.

    We were the only people on the hike. There’s a viewpoint at the top of the hike and we saw people who had driven motorcycles up, but no one else hiked up. At the top, we could see little houses and we were so high up. We also saw a really cool bird flying; we think it was a great hornbill.

    After we looked at the view and had some food, we hiked back down. On the way down we heard a drone going through the forest. We heard it going most of the way down.

    After the hike, we drove into town and got gelato. I enjoyed this hike more than the trek in Sapa because it wasn’t as long and we didn’t have to hike in the dark.

    Sophie
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  • Day156

    Beaches and High Tea

    February 2 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    A few nights ago, Clarinda and I were out for our evening constitutional (since this is a post about high tea, pretty sure I’m not allowed to call it a walk). We noticed an ad for high tea, and told the girls about it. They were pretty excited, as they love high tea: the tea, delicate little finger sandwiches with the crusts cut off, clotted cream, jam, little tiny desserts served on three tiered trays and all things tea party. The highlight of our family tea experience (peak tea) was experienced a few years ago at the Empress Hotel in Victoria. The Empress sets a pretty high bar, so expectations were pretty high, given the fact that both Malaysia and Canada went through the British colonial experience.

    Dear reader, you may be shocked to learn that Malaysia did not deliver on our high tea expectations. Upon arrival we were confused: the multi-tiered trays, the clotted cream and jam, the scones-- all absent. In place we saw fried noodles and fried rice, curries, fish, mashed potatoes drenched in gravy, chicken nuggets, spring rolls, soup, samosas as well as a pasta station served up buffet style. They did have some finger sandwiches -- a generous coating of mayonnaise, with a light dusting of tuna preserved under heat lamps. Deserts consisted of a dry loaf and a variety of jellos straight out of a 1960s issue of Better Housekeeping magazine. Most of the food was mediocre, the highlight was the mashed potatoes, perhaps because I’ve not had them in months (or more likely because my standard of mashed potato excellence is boxed Idahoan potatoes).

    The girls were pretty disappointed in the tea experience, which given expectations, was a reasonable outcome. This served as a gentle reminder to us that expectations shape our perception of experience. If I re-frame the high tea experience as a buffet style meal that cost only about $6 CAD per person, then I would say that the meal was a total success. Perhaps easier for me to reconcile than it is for kids that have now been on the road for five months, and at times, are craving the familiar.

    David

    The beaches here are amazing. The water is warm, some beaches have lots of shade, the sand is soft and the beach is wide and long, the views and sunsets are so pretty. Unfortunately, the one closest to our house has little jellyfish that kind of hurt when they sting you but it's really pretty with the sunset. We found a beach that’s about a 30 minute drive from our place that is such a nice temperature. Today the tide was low so we could walk really far out. It's kind of like our own private beach because there aren't very many people who know about this beach because they just go to popular beaches. When there are people there they aren't too close to us. It’s really nice and refreshing to go swimming because it’s like +35 out.

    Neve
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  • Day87

    Lounging around in Langkawi

    December 8, 2016 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    We didn't really have much planned today, which was great because I was feeling a bit dehydrated from the day before and there is no way in hell I am getting heat stroke again. We had to take our car back to the airport, so decided to go the long way and check out the tourist area we walked along last night, but this time in the daylight.

    When we arrived, we quickly discovered that the tourist street looked better in the dark, as the street seemed cobbled together and was filled with crappy tourist shops. We did a drive by as it wasnt worth the energy to leave the comfort of the air conditioned car, and proceeded in the direction of the airport in search for a petrol station. This exercise turned out a lot more difficult than was anticipated, as no petrol station could be found. Our car was due back at 11am, and it was now 10.45 and we had to drive back 15 minutes towards our hotel where we knew we could find a station. This resulted in stressed driver (me) questioning Jamie on why he couldn't read a map or why he couldnt make a petrol station magically appear.

    When we finally found a station, it was 11am and I was not happy. There is one thing I hate more than anything in this world and it is being late. To me, making people wait for me is so rude, so, as a consequence, I was super stressed. As a result, Jamie dealt with all the petrol transactions before we took off in the direction of the airport.

    When we arrived, 20 minutes late, it was absolutely no issue, but I still felt so bad about these guys waiting for me to arrive (there is no rental car centre, so the staff know what time you are coming and wait for you outside the terminal). I had an espresso frappe to calm me down, before we took a taxi back to our hotel. Our taxi driver was super nice and told us some interesting facts about Langkawi including:

    1. The island is duty free
    2. The population prior to 1978 was around 30,000, however, when a doctor became prime minister, he decided that Langkawi had great tourism potential and ensured it was allowed development. The population now stands at about 150,000.
    3. No factories are allowed to be built on the island, the only exception being the one cement factory on the opposite side of the island that existed prior to this law being implemented.
    4. There are strict rules around deforestation on the island.

    When we got back to our hotel, I felt suitably more informed and went to the pool to digest the information and work on my tan a bit more.

    It wasn't long until we started to feel hungry and decided to hit up the local Langkawi Food Festival, where Roti, Fried Chicken, Seafood and Mango related goodies were in high supply. We grabbed some honey glazed bbq chicken and a massive Mango juice and sat down with the locals. We decided it was so good, that we would return for dinner this evening.

    We treked back to our hotel and filled in some time playing pool and hitting the gym before we headed back to the market for round 2 which included coconut ice cream in a coconut shell. Delicious!
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  • Day36

    Langkawi rettet den Malaysia Trip

    October 30, 2018 in Malaysia ⋅ 🌧 31 °C

    Endlich hat Malaysia was zu bieten. Diese Insel ist einfach der Wahnsinn, die Strände, die Berge unsere Scooter. Wir haben uns hier in die Insel verliebt. Zudem haben wir im Hostel gute alte Freunde getroffen, aber auch neue. Lasst euch von den Bildern inspirieren. Zudem sind die Waren steuerfrei, das heißt für mich, dass Schokolade zu Hauf gekauft werden kann. Langsam bekomme ich das Gefühl, dass ich hier eher zulege als abbaue. Viele Grüße euer DanielRead more

  • Day19

    Erkundungstour über die Insel

    July 15, 2018 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Ganz gemütlich startete der Tag mit Wäsche waschen und gemütlichem Frühstück mit Pancake und Espresso für mich und einheimisches Reisfrüstück für den Herrn. Dass es in unserer Unterkunft Affen gab wussten wir. Allerdingsund machten sich die gleich bemerkbar, indem sie ohne dass wir es merkten 2 Packungen Cookies die auf dem Terassentisch lagen entwendeten. Egal wo wir gesucht haben sie waren weg. Nach ungläubigen Suchen machten wir uns auf dem 2Rad auf den Weg. 1. Stopp sollte die Ferrypoint sein, bei dem wir die Tickets für die überfahrt nach Satun kaufen wollten, aber feststellen mussten dass ohne Reisepass nichts geht. Etwas genervt ging es weiter Richtung Black Sand Beach & dem ersten Wasserfall. Der Durianwasserfall war sehr sehr schön angelegt mit kleinen Häuschen zum Picknicken. Wir machten uns auf den Weg nach oben und freuten uns über das erfrischende Bad im Naturpool. Planschen, Sonnen und eine Kleinigkeit zu essen ging es weiter zum nächsten Stopp. Die Temurun Wasserfälle waren ebenfalls sehr schön angelegt und deutlich höher wenn auch schmäler als der erste. Auch hier gönnten wir uns ein Bad im obersten pool und machten uns auf zu einem Strand ganz in der Nähe. Als wir zum Strand hinunter liefen erklärte uns ein Mann dass wir noch ein Stück nach rechts durch den Dschungel laufen sollen, da sei es noch ruhiger und schöner. Gesagt getan landeten wir allein an einer super schönen Bucht an der wir ein wenig verweilten & zu meiner Freude gab es eine Reifenschaukel :P. Mit Einbruch der Dunkelheit machten wir uns auf zum Nachtmarkt von Langkawi schlemmten ein wenig und fuhren wieder Richtung Unterkunft wo wir in einer Bar nebenan das WM Finale schauten. 

    Anni
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  • Day28

    Den 18 Dankina hlava v krokodilej tlame

    January 5, 2017 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    V ramci dna sme sa este zastavili na krokodilej farme. Bola to taka mensia ZOO, kde boli male krokodily, velke krokodily, mlade krodkodily, stare krokokodily. Proste vsetky druhy krokodilov vratane specialnej klietky s krokodilmi, ktore mali rozne poruchy vyvoja (napr. nemali chvost).
    V ramci tejto krokodilej farmy sa poriadali rozne show. My sme sa zucastnili najprv krmenia krokodilov rybami. Nic extra, tym krokodilom sa uz ani jest nechcelo, ale zase poniektore kusy boli obrovske. Druha show "muz versus krokodil" uz bola trosku vacsia zabava. Odvazni tajtrlici chodili a sedeli na krokodilovi. Potom mu davali pusu (blby krokodil necvakol) a potom mu este do papule dali ruku na cca 10sec (a krokodil zas necvakol, to mohlo byt krvi ako v South Parku). Krokodil mal zjavne svoj vek (vraj 41rokov) a asi mu dali aj davku Ditiadenu, nakolko to ujkova ruka prezila a krokodil extra utocny nebol.
    Vrcholom show bolo, ze Danka strcila svoju hlavu do krokodilej tlamy. To uz sme boli vo vytrzeni. Aj ked... Tu uz slo iba o drevenu maketu ;)

    Rovno pri farme sme sa aj naobedovali. Ja uz dost dlho snivam o buchtach na pare, co sa v tychto krajinach zdalo ako nesplnitelny sen. Ale moje prianie bolo vypocute.
    Takze dnes dve buchticky na pare. Jednej napln bola nejaka fazula zmiesana s nutelou a neviem cim, uz som to tazko rozoznaval podla chuti. Bola to riadna divocina. Iste je, ze nieco take sa na Slovensku urcite zohnat neda. Druha bola este vacsia pecka. Vo vnutri buchty bolo na drobno nasekane kuracie maso v nejakej fajnej omacke. Co viac som si mohol priat ;)
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  • Day13

    Langkawi, Malaysia

    November 18, 2017 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Mit dem Speedboot ging es ab nach Lankawi. Eine kleine idylische Insel. Hier gibt es kilometerlange schöne Strände mit klarem Wasser. Den ersten Tag verbrachten wir am Strand um Sonne zu tanken. Am nächsten Tag hatten wir eine Tour durch die Mangrovenwälder gebucht. Los ging es morgens mit dem Boot zu einer riesigen Fischfarm. Dort konnten wir Piranhas in Action sehen. Nach dem Besuch der Crocodilecaves in dem übrigens keine Krokodile schwimmen ging es durch die Mangrovenwälder. Unser Tourguide erzählte uns das Lankawi nur deshalb vom Tsunami verschont blieb weil der Mangrovenwald so dicht gewachsen ist. Am nächsten Tag ging es mit der Cablecar auf den größten Berg von Langkawi. Auf 2400 Meter Höhe hatten wir einen super Blick auf die gesamte Insel sowie schon auf das in der ferne liegende thailändische Festland. Wieder unten besuchten wir noch das 3D Art Museum sowie eine Krokodilfarm. Letzteres war eher weniger spannend da Krokodile eher träge Genossenschaften sind. Diese Insel hat mir sehr gut gefallen und nur schweren Herzens haben wir sie verlassen. Aber der Reiz auf Koh Lipe war höher. Näheres folgt...Read more

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