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Published: April 24th 2018
As check out was at 11 we wanted to get one last swim in the infinity pool abnd check out the view during the day. Although the city lights of Kuala Lumpur were spectacular the city by day was nice in it's own way.
KLIA 2 airport is small and cute as. So many little shops, it was like a mini shopping mall.
The plane ride to Langkawi was just over an hour. With our little meal (chicken spaghetti) and water it was over so quickly.
Langkawi airport was tiny and there were people waving signs and yelling about car hire. We ordered a Grab, it cost $3 AUS.
The resort front lobby was nice and our contact greeted us within a few minutes. Taking us by golf car to our accommodation I checked the view from the balcony.. it was land. I had booked and paid for a sea view. I asked. He had put someone in our room earlier by mistake. And so began the comedy, if that is what you could call it, of never ending errors. Not choosing to stay in the room, thinking the people who were put in our room
an hour before is would kindly move (yeah right) we were temporarily located in a suite within the hotel itself. It was pleasant, however, we were expecting a room on stilts over the water. This was not the same even if it was an okay room. Trying to look oon the positive side it overlooked the ocean still and was only a minute walk from the pool abd the beach.
We walked on the beach, the water was as warm as a tepid bath, not quite refreshing but relaxing to be in. The pool was the same as we swam for a while in the lagoon like waters before buying cheap beer and a cocktail to watch the sunset. There was certainly a serenity driking a mango matgarita while listening to the waves lap gently and immersing ourselves in the soft warm breeze that made you feel like you were slipping inbetween silk sheets. The Muslim prayer at sunset wafted through and felt like it belonged amongst the sound of the waves and the birds saying their last song of the day and I felt an utter peacefulness and mindful of my surroundings.
Not wanting to let the
sunset go but knowing I had no choice I reluctantly mage my way back to the room to get changed for dinner. Many places are not open on a Monday in Malaysia and staff at the counter recommended that we head into one of the towns. He suggested a seafood place and after his suggestion I was keen.
Ceneng had a mall and many shops and food places. Fresh seafood was popular but there were many street food stalls to also choose from. Everything seemed quite inexpensive, even cheaper than Kuala Lumpur.
We chose one of the first food places we saw, the one that was recommended was a fair walk away. Kym and I both ordered the mixed seafood which came with Barracuda, prawns and calamari and octopus which cost us a whole $12.50AUD each.
Alcohol is ridiculously cheap in Langkawi and we walked back to a large mini mart and purchased a bottle of Absolut Vodka (acai, blueberry and ) that came to $13AUD. Kym bought a Pyrate Rum (of course! ), it was in a chest and had a bandana and we headed back for a couple of drinks in our room before bed.
It was then we realised that Star had no sheets, there was only one coffee cup, we hadn't recieved our breakfast pack and a few other amenities were missing. Messaging the owner 15 minutes later we got a box of water, cereal (no milk), orange juice, 2 loaves of bread and a nutella like substance. We asked about the eggs, bedding and margarine plus the missing coffee cup (and salt, pepper and oil for cooking) We got 2 dozen eggs and a sheet, eventually. It was almost midnight. Will deal with everything in the morning. The pillows were soft..
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