There are lots of things to do in Langkawi; however during our time here we didn’t do a lot of them. If you’ve read the previous few posts, you’ll know that we’ve spent the last few weeks in tourist hotspots and big cities where we’ve been running round trying to do lots of activities. We’d been craving some beach relaxation time.
After a while on the road, I think it’s fair to say that my body could be coping better with the tropical conditions. The mosquitos that have been relentlessly biting me through the day, and in some places we’ve also had bed bugs that have had a go at night. Even when I escape to the water the tropical fish bite me! I’m not sure what my blood type is, but suffice to say that if Dracula was knocking around I’d have a pretty sizeable bounty on my head.
After five days of heat and crowds in Kuala Lumpur, it was nice to escape the city and spend a couple of nights in the cooler countryside of the Cameron Highlands, known for its tea plantations and strawberry farms.
After an enjoyable but frenetic trip around Borneo, we arrived back in Peninsular Malaysia ready for the next five weeks of our trip. Over the next thirty-five days, we plan on travelling North through Malaysia into Bangkok.