malaysia 2016: langkawi waterfalls and farewell
November 20, 2016
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Saying good bye to our room. This arrangement of wedge cushion for a couch strikes me as kind of perfect.
In Islam-friendly countries, often a drawer will have an arrow showing the appropriate way to face Mecca.
Body wash et al. Every shower we had here: our cousins' nice apartment, the Campbell House in George Town, and the Andmana had stand up tile showers with glass doors and hand nozzles. I wonder if it's just the old NE apartments I'm in that make them seem unusual.... it's a near perfect arrangement, a lot better than risking slipping around a confining round-bottomed tub.
Earlier in the trip we heard about - and later saw, briefly - Langur monkeys and their cute orange babies, considered one of the cutest creatures in the world -- too cute in fact - they're a target for poachers, and they have to kill the whole family unit who will fight to the last to protect the babies.
Final lunch. I stuck with Tiger beer the whole trip, the local Bud - reasonably tasty, seemed like the authentic thing to do, and made sure I didn't get too buzzed.
Melissa posing coyly behind a frickin' GIANT leaf that had fallen on our car.
The Myvi was a great rental car - a little tinny maybe, but otherwise a lot like my '04 Scion. I was amused at the lgo-kart ook of the gas pedal, though both pedals felt fine.
Before our flight, we decided to hit the nearby Temurun waterfall...
Through the forest a bit.
...Wow. How does such a little island have such big majestic things in it?
The stairs were kind of cool, carved into the stone with a grid pattern at top.
Some folks I think might be locals were enjoying the pool.
Obviously it's not a single giant plunge waterfall, but the overall drop of 200 meters is still amazing.
Young men scrambling up...
Those stairs again.
A popsicle ad I enjoyed.
Checking out the Seven Wells-- many, many, many stairs.
Random toilet seat.
The wells are a bunch of little dipping pools...
You can see the SkyCab from there... because of time and energy on the way down we ended up skipping the side trip of the actual falls.
Bye Myvi! You served us well. So glad we decided to grab a rental rather than rely on taxis, even though it required more concentration from me.
So Malaysia has a sport "Sepak takraw" which is "kick volleyball" played by 2 teams of 3 people each- it was on at the Langkawi airport.
Dang fluffy clouds.
In Malay, "kanak" is child and "kanak-kanak" is children (also "kiddy", depending on context) - my cousin Ken mention doubling words for plural is common in the language.
The airport is ready for Christmas...
My dad accidentally texted me with voice recognition...while playing the tuba