Saturday, October 22, 2011

Langkawi, Malaysia: Day 2

Upon waking up in our new destination, we breakfasted in a lovely outdoor pavilion overlooking the pool and beach, and then took a taxi to the nearby park to see the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, which has seven interconnected natural pools above a dramatic waterfall, within a jungle park complete with monkeys (we saw two varieties). We did not go swimming as B's father was paranoid about germs, but hiking along the trails was beautiful.

We returned to the hotel for little R's nap, and then B, R and I ventured out again to take a cable car to the top of Gunung Mat Cincang, where a skybridge has been constructed. We lunched at the nearby Oriental Village (a tacky tourist construction; the food was good though). There were spectacular views of the surrounding archipelago and Thailand, although for many people, little R was a main attraction (at least 4 different groups posed with her for photos).

Then we took a taxi to Tanjung Rhu beach, where little R went swimming in the ocean for the first time. It was the most beautiful beach I have ever seen, with perfect soft white sand, and the sunset was beautiful too. There was also almost no one else there, so we had a wonderful time.

Then we returned back to the hotel, where B's father babysat little R while B and I went out for Russian food (surprisingly authentic, as was the incredibly cheap vodka).

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