Thursday, February 14, 2013
Vacation, from my Vacation
After having been gone for just over two weeks and visiting 3 different cities I realized my vacation was still missing something. I'm not sure if you've noticed but aside from the few stops at Bake National park, i'd yet to have some quality beach time. In order to change this I decided a visit to the island of Langkawi was in order, so Wednesday morning I packed up my bag and hoped on the ferry - 3 hours later I found myself arriving in paradise.
As I departed the ferry my only task was to find a cab to take me to Pantai Cenang where I had a room booked for the next two days and planned to spend a lot of time on the beach. I found Penang and Langkawi to have at least one similarity - awesome cab drivers. Despite the fact that he was speaking English I had a hell of a time trying to understand my driver - pointing out countless hotels, shopping centers and other things he deemed important and we wound up and down the streets of the Island. After checking in (with more friendly staff) I dropped my bag and headed for the beach, which is where I stayed all day.
That night as I returned to my room I realized the one big error I had made that day - sunscreen and I were not friends, and because of it I was on fire. Literally my skin was steaming, but nothing a little aloe couldn't fix. The next morning I had a lazy start, coffee and reading on the beach while I waited for John who decided to join me on the Island. Lucky for me he decided to rent a car so we were able to explore more than just the beach - probably a good idea seeing as I looked like a tomato. Our first stop was at the Telaga Tujuh waterfalls (seven wells) which according to legend fairies used to come down to bathe and frolic in - well consider me a fairy :)
All too soon my vacation to paradise was over. Friday morning I enjoyed a banana pancake breakfast, did a little shopping, and got my last dose of beach time but before long it was time to make our way back to the ferry and Penang. Being my last night in the city, and Friday, we decided to meet Johns friends and head out to the club - I barely even go to the club in Korea, but why not? It wasn't exactly what I was expecting but I had fun and was pleased they played a fair share of Korean music, actually I spent a fair share of time trying to scope out any Koreans that might be in attendance...no luck :/