Kampung Telok

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  • Day43

    Langkawi Island, Maleisie

    February 21, 2017 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Ik verbleef samen met Simon, Charlie en Stevie (allen UK) in het Rainbow Hostel op het prachtige Langkawi eiland. Mijn initiële plan was om er twee nachten te blijven, maar ik ben er uiteindelijk vijf nachten gebleven. Het eiland was prachtig, de andere backpackers super en alles was taxfree. We hebben veel op het strand gelegen, hebben scooters gehuurd en zijn met de steilste kabelbaan ter wereld naar een uitzichtpunt gegaan. Dit waren echt een paar relaxte dagen!Read more

  • Day7

    Cable Car, Waterfall and finally FOOD!!

    May 29, 2018 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    What a storm! All night there was thunder and sooo much rain, but luckily by the time we were heading out it was all cleared and sunny.

    We jumped on the scooter and headed to find the steepest cable car in South East Asia. It was pretty impressive, really steep and the views at the top were pretty spectacular of the islands of Malaysia and Thailand in full view. Unfortunately we didn't see any birds or wildlife. Then we headed to see the seven Wells waterfall. Obviously we hadn't eaten as we couldn't find anything... the highlight of the day was on the way back home when we happened to pass a local Ramadan Bazaar. Food food food!! We bought lots of bits and bats and headed to the beach for a sunset picnic. Bliss 😊

    The next day we headed to the North of the island in search of another mountain view via a recommended Laksa Restaurant. The restaurant was closed, so we just carried on to the mountain. The drive was fun and windy, but the top of the mountain was such a disappointment! The tower was shut!! So you couldn't really see much 😭 Starving we headed towards a really lovely beach at the north of the island and went for a well deserved swim. Before sun down we headed back and found another local Ramadan Bazaar on the way home, but it was pretty late so everything was closing. Still feeling positive we headed to the night market near our hostel. Guess what... It was closed! So we watched sunset on the beach and then went for pizza 😊 Look we tried to get local food but everything was against us. Well we've had pizza in every country so far so we needed to have a Malaysian one too hehe

    The next day we packed ready for the airport back to KL, had a lazy brunch, sat at the beach and then headed to the airport wearing our 7kg worth of extra weight as we only had 7kg allowance again. Luckily we were prepared after last time and knew exactly what to do.

    I am so so so excited to see Viraf and Amber for our weekend to the Cameron Highlands. I've not felt homesick this entire trip, but knowing I was going to see family made me feel so home sick in the week up to today. It was sooo nice to see him come through the arrivals door. It was 10pm and we headed off in the car to the Cameron Highlands. It was a looong drive and seriously Google Map the route. Jeeze it was turn after turn, after turn, after turn, we were all soo car sick by the end. When we arrived we went into our posh apartment that Viraf had booked. Ooo luxury!! Sooo excited to get sleep!!
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  • Day76

    Langkawi, Malaysia

    March 20, 2014 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    27C and expected to rise to 32C and sunny. We wanted to spend the day on the beach and to do very little after a busy few days touring cities. We boarded the shuttle bus which took us to the nearby beach resort of Pantai Cenang, a journey of only ten minutes. It is a beautiful beach, wide sand, fringed with palm and other trees. The backdrop were high mountains on which the rain forest was situated. The beach is popular with the locals who were out in small numbers with their families. While Erica went into the sea for a swim, I wandered along the beach. It took some time to reach the end and walk back and when I did I discovered that Erica had been stung by a jellyfish. Fortunately, it was not dangerous and after about twenty minutes the pain had subsided and all was well. The temp and humidity was slowly increasing and after a few hours we decided to stroll around the small town for a while before returning to the ship. We had had a lovely few hours.Read more

  • Day129

    Penang, Langkawi & mugged by a monkey

    July 2, 2017 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    "Why don't you just explain the hostel terms to me at the same time? It will save you having to do it twice" I said. Futile - the receptionist gave a blank expression and instead repeated exactly the same spiel to me as the person checking in beforehand. It was more or less word for word - he might as well have been a robot! 🤖 Anyway Penang, Malaysia's second largest city doesn't seem particularly big when you first get there. I arrived in Georgetown, a chic little spot with a chilled vibe. After the android had checked me in, I was amazed to see that the hostel bunk bed system was a three tier high one - insane. Thankfully I was not on the top. If you were to fall off that you would probably break a few bones or worse die. It was ridiculous - another classic SE Asia health and safety farce.

    I ventured out to Georgetown for a mooch about - it's a lovely little place full of coffee shops, souvenirs and art. It's also quite famous for street paintings on the wall so I went and seeked out some - the popular ones were surrounded by Chinese tourists who, instead of looking at the art, decided they would be 'part of the art'. One fully grown man must of taken ten silly poses next to a painting while others waited patiently to take a photo - I quickly snapped one before the next person took up their hilarious position. They sure love a funny photo.

    In the afternoon me and another lad from the hostel took a cab out of Georgetown. We were told there was a snake temple nearby Penang Hill so decided to take a look. Lies! Snake Temple was NOT anywhere remotely near Penang Hill, plus it was pretty crap too - after wasting the 30 odd minutes it took to get there, the few snakes inside didn't seem real (couldnt tell) and the obvious real ones were sadly caged in pretty poor conditions - we wern't fans so left fairly quickly.

    We headed towards Penang Hill but on the way stopped at a pretty impressive temple: Kek Lok Si, it was huge and gave some good views, it had the various Hindu shrines but also a lot of little shops which seemed unnecessary in a temple. We also tried the local famous food; Laska which looked like brown slop but actually tasted pretty good, really not sure what was in it, but the number of local people dining there suggested it was a good spot. After that we made our way to Penang Hill. It's really high and you get a train up. The view from the top is outstanding and you can see pretty much see all of Penang - it's actually quite a large city. Unfortuntley we then had to wait in a queue for over an hour to get back down. Everyone else decided they would also leave at the same time - I would have walked, but it was dark by now and I thought I'd rather not end up in a heap at the bottom of the hill.

    I boarded a car ferry over to Penang's mainland where the bus station was - it played ludicrously loud music all the way which wasn't pleasant at all. Not even the locals seemed to be enjoying it. Got the bus and headed for the island of Langkawi - arrived and immediately regretted my accommodation decision - mainly local families and in the middle of nowhere. I stayed one night and changed to a better located place the following morning. It was also raining which didn't help.

    The next day it continued to rain in the morning so didn't do much, walked around the local area a little. In the afternoon the rain stopped so a few of us hired mopeds and went with a crazy guy who worked at the hostel. He took us to a couple of nice spots but would insist on riding off at the speed of light on his superbike while we pootled along behind on our mopeds. Then he would wait about half a mile down the road for us to catch up - seemed pointless! That evening the sun also decided to make an appearance, so we were treated to a sunset on the beach was very nice.

    In the morning I took the island hopping tour around Langkawi. It started off well - the sun was out, the views were great and the islands were fun to motor through. We passed the pregnant lady island, so called because it's shaped a little like a pregnant women - makes sense. We stopped at the next island and walked around a bit, there was a nice lake to wander around but it went downhill from there. The heavens opened and it poured with rain, I was also really hungry so bought a burger, waited about 15 minutes for it to cook and was walking down the jetty towards the boat when I see a flash of fur pass me. A rather large monkey stops and hisses aggressively me, looks at my burger and swipes at it. I consider trying to fight it off for a split second but then think better of it (didnt want to get bitten) and decide to reluctantly release the burger. The monkey snatches it up and runs off with my meal. Soaking wet and annoyed I return to the boat burgerless. 😭🍔

    The boat powers off to the next place - it stops raining a bit and we reach an opening with loads of eagles circulating the area - they are cool to see, swooping around majestically. I think the boat drivers must feed them here as I'm not sure why they are all just located in one spot, but it's great to see them. We head to the final place another scenic island and watch a bunch of Asian girls in expensive, full length gown dresses taking selfies in the sea - perplexing. Back on the main island I hunt out some food - we find a KFC and greedily scoff it down, makes up for the lost burger a bit I suppose. 🍗
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  • Day298


    February 1, 2016 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Toller Ausflug auf der Insel, die Bilder sprechen für sich ;-)

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