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Asia » Malaysia » Langkawi April 1st 2022

Gate crashed Dean's 50th Birthday Bash at Coco's... haha great fun! Here's a couple of photos of the crew.... read more
Coco's sunset

Asia » Malaysia » Penang » George Town March 26th 2022

Back to Georgetown to visit a friend in Gleneagles Hospital, this time while I am here I did manage a little bit of a walk around and a meal in my favourite Line Clear restaurant, which is the oldest restaurant in Penang. The food in Penang is fabulous, ohh... the flavours! Cheap, friendly, fabulous outlooks make it a really enjoyable experience. Wandering around some of my old haunts actually it's nice to be back, you forget how quite Langkawi is and there's no comparison on the food front. They have proper fashion and malls here, proper hair dressers, public transport which is so easy and cheap, it's nice to get around with no hassle at all. The only option in Langkawi is taxi's which can make it expensive. After a couple of years on the island ... read more
Skyline view

Asia » Malaysia » Langkawi February 20th 2022

Sunday walk around the Thean Hou Temple, although opened now for a couple of years I had never visited.... followed by a bit of a road trip to some new signs in Langkawi. Nice Sunday out. Thean Hou Temple is a major Chinese temple in Langkawi. This is the newest and biggest Chinese temple on the island. The temple was only completed in late 2017. It was built for the veneration of Mazu, the Chinese sea goddess, who is known by various names and titles including Queen/Empress of Heaven. The temple, sits at the top of a flight of grand staircase, with a grand porch and a prayer hall. The temple has colourful porcelain pieces, prancing dragons, door gods and pheonix depicted on the walls, it is all very colourful and very impressive and the caretakers ... read more
Langkawi Thean Hou Temple
Langkawi Thean Hou Temple
Year of the Pig

Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Phuket January 29th 2022

Although I didn't want to leave Langkawi or the boat in the shipyard, we were forced to leave to renew our visas as we haven't left Langkawi island for 2 years during Covid lock downs and restrictions. Anyway, I set off with Brent and Doni and we were off to Phuket for a couple of weeks. It started with PCR test at the doctors on the island before flights, tests on arrival at Phuket Airport, we were entering on 'The Sandbox'. We had to wait on test results before we were allowed to leave hotel but they came through pretty rapid, then it was time to head out to play. It's been a while since I was in Phuket and actually I've never stayed over in Patong as it's the busiest but not now which is ... read more
Nice outfit!
Langkawi Airport
Ahh.... holiday beer time

Asia » Malaysia » Langkawi December 23rd 2021

After buying Luigi's truck 'The Beast'... in December 2020, I have fixed many things as she was lying under a tree for three years and I've decided it's time to put some paint on her. Although I love the look, she'll end up rotting through. So here's some photos of my 'Betsie', and the progress made so far...... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Langkawi December 17th 2021

Pre-Christmas drinky poo's with friends at Lou Lou's.... Merry Christmas All... read more
Lou and Julie
Lou, Julie, Celest

Asia » Malaysia » Langkawi December 7th 2021

It's the big '5'0' Birthday bash, from a cheeky wee Irish Coffee in the morning, a morning swim to friends joining me for sundowners at the Frangipani Resort in Pantai Tengah, I had a really lovely day. I arranged food from the resort which was lovely, they just seemed to have a problem serving drinks! Beer, wine..... that was it! Despite discussing with the manager our requirements it didn't happen which was extremely frustrating. Oh well, can't do anything about it so we might as well just enjoy! And we did.... Thank you everyone for coming and for the lovely gifts, cake and flowers.... spoiled girl. Thank you.... read more
Frangipani drinks
Me and Big Colin
With Greg and Brent

Asia » Malaysia » Langkawi December 1st 2021

So.... this little stray wandered into Cloud9 where I am staying.... pregnant, no fur, skin all rough, starving.... man this wee one had been in the wars and was scared of everyone! What to do... Well after she kept coming around for a few days I caught her and took her to the vets. Three months of antibiotics for her skin and fur, spayed, injections and she's starting to come good. Now to find her a forever home.... My Wee Barry The Cat!... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Langkawi October 13th 2021

Wee Pika's birthday.. This is how they celebrate here at Cloud9, her mum is the manager so she had a all decked out for their celebration. Photos are really too cute. ... read more
Too Cute

Asia » Malaysia » Langkawi September 29th 2021

First up is Greg's birthday lunch at Tokyo Japanese restaurant in Kuah, I have never been here before although heard great things about it, now this was a real treat. Sushi and Miso were delicious.... it was nice to be out with friends after all the lockdown's with Covid. Greg treated us all to really nice wine with our lunch which was very kind. Next up was later that day and Frances's birthday at Barbosa at Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, and Greg and Diane joined us to continue the celebrations. We were treated to a spectacular sunset which was quite stunning. Frances is a real character and we had fun with pool, and drinking and of course cake. Happy birthday guys, what a wonderful day!... read more
Happy Birthday Greg
Sushi and Miso Soup

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