Trip Start Oct 15, 2008
8Trip End Nov 14, 2008
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We found a nice little chalet on the west coast run by an overly helpful Japanese lady and her very intense Iranian husband, although they both saw us right for anything we wanted. We both enjoyed our time in Langkawi and it was a real eye opener for different cultures, there is a big mix of Indian, Chinese and Malay. So curry for breakfast and a wander along the beach, Malay for lunch and a bit of investigating and, no Italian actually, for dinner! We managed to hire a small bike, and for half a tank of petrol at 80pence we explored pretty much most of the island, even managing to drive to the top of the highest mountain and catch a fleeting glimpse of the main land before it was swallowed by the decending cloud. With the rainy season approaching the sea is getting rough and is no longer the crystal clear we have become accostomed to (!) or that is shown on all the adverts, so, short visit though it is, after 3 nights we fell ready to move on. We do, however, feel we didn't take enough of an advantage of its tax free status (a can of Tiger beer being about 25pence!).
So from here we head to George Town on Pehang, still no main land yet. A 4 hour boat trip should see the end of Ali's supply of travel sickness tablets though...
P.S. Happy Birthday Mum love you lots Jon; and Happy Birthday Dad lots of love Ali; hope you got the birthday cards!