Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Langkawi Island, part 2
Thursday, November 23, 2006
After checking into our delightful 'motel' and renting another scooter for the 9 days we're here (hopefully no punctures this time) we decided it was time, once again, for the beach! Unfortunately the water isn't quite as clear as we'd like but since it's as hot as a bath, it kinda makes up for the cold-water showers! Maybe tomorrow I'll take a bar of soap down to the beach! Oh and in case you're wondering, our nice brown skin colour is in fact our suntan and not our lack of cleanliness!!
Our first night consisted of searching the local bars, which proved quite unsuccessful! Most of the accommodation was fully booked yet we couldn't find a single bar that had more than a couple of people in! Also, since Langkawi is a duty-free island even the alcohol is cheap, with a bottle of rum costing us just over 2 pounds! Luckily the internet revealed the location of the 'hidden' bars and nightclubs which, come midnight, turn into the local party venues!
Me with my beer and Louise having her bath!
Tomorrow we're off to take a tour of the island in search of more tropical beaches, monkeys and lizards! Hopefully we won't bump into any of the local cobras or pythons though!
Louise in the main town and me flaked out after a hard-days sunbathing (note our caravan-like beach bungalow...nice)!!
We hired a scooter for two days (although had to surrender it after only a day due to a tyre blow-out!) and toured the island....which took just half an hour! Louise loved it though since there were loads of monkeys randomly walking around the island! Also, one day we decided to go on a little hike over the rocks to a beach which looked pretty good from a distance, only to find out it's named Monkey Bay and full of monkeys! Coming back became a problem when a metre-long lizard sat on the rocks blocking our route!!!
Food here was extremely cheap, with a dinner for two costing just over 2 pounds! Unfortunately beer cost over two pounds, hence our decision to move on quite quickly!!
One day we decided to hire a kayak, taking a trip to the snorkelling sites! Being the fools we are we decided to take a loaf of bread to feed the fish...only to find out that they were enormous...and extremely hungry! Louise was feeding a shoal of several hundred fish and even after she'd run out of food they were trying to bite her elbows and feet to the extent that she had to run out of the water!! haha!!