Langkawi, Malaysia

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I have now spent almost a week on Langkawi, staying at the same guesthouse all the time. Now, a week might not sound all that long to stay in one place, but it sure feels like it for me. Restlessness has definitely started to set in and I am looking forward to moving on tomorrow. Intend to take the ferry to Ko Lipe first thing and return to Thailand. It’s only a 1.5 hour trip and I will have all day to spend there.

Not that Langkawi has been a bad place to rest up a bit in and do some touristy stuff. It is a beautiful place and there is a whole lot of stuff to do. I have walked a fair bit across the island but I did rent a scooter for a day as well, so that I could get a chance to see all of Langkawi.

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Have had time to do some more touristy stuff than I have been doing at most places. From riding the cable car,

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to trying the fish n chips  restaurant that several people recommended. That proved to a bit of a flop though, the local food is just so much better. Cheaper to.

But mostly I have just had time to wander around, absorb the atmosphere and relax (and wear in my new flip-flops).

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I did have a bit of an adventure on the scooter I hired. I was following a bus through a twisty section of the island, when the bus snagged a low hanging powerline!

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Before it could stop, it had pulled a pole down across the road and the power line came down on my head. Nothing much happened apart from me getting a bit of a smack on the head. Either there was no power in the line or it was well insulated. Just goes to show how much safer it is to walk!

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I’ve been staying at the Seaview Guesthouse, a nice place that was reasonably cheap. Simple rooms, but then, what more do you need?

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I’ve meet a lot of ┬ápeople passing through the guesthouse during the week. Both locals and travellers. From Jane,

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to “uncle” Johnny, and
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Denise and Daniel from Gotland. Plus many, many more
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But tomorrow I will be back on the ferry and on my way to Ko Lipe in Thailand. Malaysia will finally be finished and I will have only Thailand to go before it is time to head back to Stockholm for 2 months for a lot of work. Have to make some money before I continue on the last part of the Asian section, Indonesia . Then only Australia will remain…

It feels like it’s getting closer all the time and I am really starting to feel confident that I will be able to finish the-walk as planned.

I just have to do a bit more walking…