Only a fuggen idiot would come to Langkawi alone. Don’t get me wrong; I’ve had a fab time for much of my time here. But it’s such a couples destination, of a night I often feel like a fish out of water when dining etc.
I think I’ll miss the sunsets most.
Since Pantai Cenang and Tengah are on the western side of the island, the sunsets are some of the most sublime ever. Thursday night was the absolute best – I’ll post pics when I can. From 6.45 to 7.30 or so, the twilight zone as it were, there’s a hush all over the beach as everyone just gazes adoringly until the last ray of sun has gone. I feel at peace and blissed out and it’s the loveliest time of the day here.
And then comes the routine of working out where to eat, what to do. Often for me, the what to do, is coming back to my original internet caf to visit Pam and have a chat, as well as catch up on mail, blogging and skype.
The one rule here I’ve made for myself is to go for a swim every day. And I have. The warmth of the water, and the blue-green colour of it, I’ll also miss. The sea is much cooler in Sydney.
I will post more about my specific visits to the islands nearby, snorkelling and so on, as well as the meals I’ve had, where I ate and what I ate. Tomorrow I board a ferry for Penang, and I’ll have 2 nights there before returning to Kuala Lumpur. I tend to feel very at home in cities, even though they don’t have the beauty of the ocean going for them. They provide anonymity and diversity. I may even hit a pub, as opposed to me having a few coldies stashed in my bar fridge, while I’m watching Malaysian soap operas and western movies of a night, which I’ve been doing here.
But for now I’m hanging onto the feeling of the twilight sunset hour. No more sunsets on Langkawi; that’s the saddest bit of all. Just as well I took all those photos and have all that video footage to remind me