It was meant to be a quick whistle-stop tour of Langawi and Penang in 4 days but after yet another 14 hours of travelling I decided it would be best to just chill out for my last few days in the one place.
Langawi is a strange wee place, the Malay people are really welcoming and helpful although it is a totally different atmosphere to Thailand. I was lucky to get a great wee room/oven at the rainbow hostel where the staff are amazing! Very basic but all you need sometimes.
Langawi is a big island so I was recommended to hire a motorbike and just hop around the island that way...perfect advice. On my first day I managed to travel round the entire island and see almost all of the main sites. The roads were so quiet and easy to drive on.
First night walking along the street I happened o bump into a girl lizzie who was on her way to Thailand and then Vietnam so we decided to grab a bite together so I could try to give we a couple of tips. It ended up being a nice chilled out night with a few beers and a reasonably early night.
There is a pretty limited nightlife but the Babylon pub on the beach was nice. I decided to head down there on my second night where I met Foxe an Niamh, two Irish girls who were great craic. We ended up at Sunba that night (the first of 3 here) which is Langawi's "superclub"...it's hilarious. A tiny place that could maybe fit 150 maximum but still great.
The third day we were all a bit hungover and the rain was pouring down but I was determined not to waste it lying in bed so decided to get the poncho on and go for a wee spin round the island again. Niamh decided to come along too and it ended up being a right giggle. We could hardly see anything as the rain was so heavy but we made it to the cable car an home in one piece so a successful day I would say.
My final day was great, a morning out shopping followed by an afternoon at the beach, exactly what I needed before heading home. We all decided to go put for a last meal which was due to be a quiet one but ended up in Sunna for a third night running, absolutely brilliant way to end my trip.
The next morning was a flight to KL then Dubai and finally Manchester.
All in all it has been another incredible trip and very sorry to leave. Let's just hope it's not long before I'm packing my bag for another adventure...India next let's hope!
Ps feel free to give me a shout if anyone has a trip planned and want any tips.