Grand Continental Langkawi
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Igår så hyrde vi vespa för första gången tillsammans med Ian och Simon och begav oss norr ut. Vi åkte först till Black sand beach som var lite av en besvikelse. Bilderna vi såg innan visade en svart sandstrand men när vi kom dit så såg den mest ut som en vanlig strand, fast smutsig. Vi stannade och åt vid Pantai kok som hade en jätte fin strand och maten var jätte bra. Därifrån så åkte vi sedan vidare mot en linbana som tar en 700 meter upp och med en helt oslagbar utsikt. Och efter ...
... of course they understood the unique natural significance and impact of a healthy mangrove. But, quick as flash they are onto it, and the whole day we got chapter and verse in the funniest way about how to harness, love and work with Mother Nature so that she loves you back. And we heard how they are nurturing mangrove seedlings so they can bring it back all over the place. Including planting extras because the monkeys knock a few off for a feed, and rather than fight them ...
... Next we headed to Temurun Waterfall which is the tallest in Langkawi set amongst jungle with a cool pool at the bottom where we went swimming.
Langkawi is a duty free island so loads of duty free shops, we went and bought a massive Toblerone bar and a litre bottle of Jack Daniels for sooo cheap. Chilled out back at our hotel drinking JD and eating chocolate
We rented a motorbike again another day and drove up a winding road to the top ...
... with wings spaning over a meter long. The various boats in the area threw out food for them and we watching as they swooped down elegantly to catch and feast on the bait. We actually thought some looked like massive seagulls though we came to conclude that they must just be another breed of eagle.
After (not enough time watching the eagles) we headed to the nearby Beras Basah Island (which again was full of monkeys) where we chilled out on the beach for an hour or ...
... refreshing and cool. The one problem with this island was monkeys. They were very smart and very aggressive. One of the blokes decided to have food in front of the monkeys and they went crazy. They climbed on him and took the sandwich from him while his partner was screaming. Then another man opened his drink bottle and the monkeys got onto it. Tip of the day: Don’t have food or water in front of monkeys. The monkeys continued to be aggressive while ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking