Penang - Langkawi
27.03.2010 33 °C
Had to rise for 6.45 as the bus transfer to the ferry was coming at 7.20. Was slightly apprehensive about the ferry trip, as the last time I was on one (albeit a 'fast' boat or Catamaran) I was violently sick for several hours without respite.
Thankfully, the sea was very calm and it was a gentle ride over. Upon reaching our destination and after a 25 minute taxi ride, the first people we bump into are Brett & Dan, guys whom we met in Cameron Highlands! They were with a guy called Matt, and as they told us where they had been so far, it was no surprise we kept bumping into them - it was very simlar to ours.
They suggested a few of the better (and cheaper) places to stay. It was a good job we did bump into them as we would probably never have found the Sweet Inn - where I type this from now. It's clean & has air con so is pretty good value at 100 ringgits between 3 of us. Have booked in for 3 nights.
Had a few tonight and felt a bit drunk for the first time so far on our travels. J was buzzing as he'd received a substantial tax rebate so we drank to that (like an excuse is needed).
Roasting hot again so got a little sunbathing in. Got speaking to an English guy who said that everywhere is a little quiet at the moment as it's even too hot for some of the locals to turn out!