Grand Continental Langkawi
Travel Blogs from Langkawi
... rice fields
(this time dodging cows) and little villages, a seriously cool way to see the island. After spending a while trying to force the key lock, he heads off on his bike again to find a hammer and spanner and ends up braking the lock so we can use it.
We head off again and take the cable car 700 metres up the mountain to get an arial view of the island. Anita, it turns out, is a bit more than nervous about heights and found it a little scarey but at least it ...
... island. It was supposed to be a beautiful place, not that we could see a thing as it was pitch black. The photographs would have to wait until the morning as exhaustion set it. January 31st - Waking up on a boat after a night sail is an amazing experience. You have an image of what your surroundings will look like but it is always a bit of a surprise when you get on deck. With fish eagles circling above us and the mangroves and cliffs causing the sound of the water to echo ...
After a ferry, taxi, overnight stay, two van rides, another ferry, and another taxi we arrived in Langkawi, Malaysia!! We had planned on going to the Perhinthian Islands, but boats were not running. We asked around and followed advice to go to beautiful Langkawi, instead. Our wonderful dutch friends (Paul, Eline, and Mandy) decided to come with us. We split up to find places to stay - Mark and I ending up in a dorm a couple blocks from the main beach (literally, the last ...
... boat it was about to head to the highlight of the tour. We started spotting some eagles and the further we went, the more eagles we saw. Until we got to an area with several boats standing still and eagles circling above. That's when we saw the eagles diving, one by one, they dove down to the river, often going back up with a fish in its claws. So many of them circled around of our boat and soon the other boats closed up with us. The fishing kept going on and soon we had had our fill ...
... will be a cool experience that I wouldn't have had if not for Jeff and his hospitality.
Getting internet access regularly is a bit of an issue here, hence the 5 day gap since my last post, and once I settle in to the sanctuary I will probably just do an update once a week otherwise I will bore everyone with stories of dog walking and such like.
Anyway its 30 degrees here right now, so time for a dip in that pool again!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free parking