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One Month in Langkawi

Oppdatert: 6. mar. 2020

Originally I had a flight to Bali (got a full refund due to delay on flight) but due to low funds and no answers from workaway that cud house me for a full month for food and place to sleep I started looking elsewhere. And in Langkawi I found two hosts that wanted my services so I booked my flight right over the border to Malaysia.

I arrived at the airport and got picked up by Massimo a nice Italian and he took me to his old Police boat that he is renovating to become a floating hotel. It sank two years ago when he was almost done renovating here in a big storm.

He live here with his wife Judy, two employees and workawayers.

The deal was to work 5 hours a day 5 days a week and you get a bead and three meals a day so while I was there I didn’t use much money.

My first two days was off so I went exploring and searching for a place with Wi-Fi, and I found it at the end of the road! The best beach on the main Island called Tanjung Rhu Beach with a nice little bar.

On my way back I decided I had time to explore some more so I made a left instead of a right and after maybe one hour of cycling I found a nice Hindu Temple called Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam. The first time I passed it was full of cows and I’m actually more afraid of cows then sharks but this is with good reason cows kill minimum 20 people in America alone every year while sharks have an average of 5 kills a year in the world!

During my stay here I spend a lot of time on the beach, I was doing yoga 1-3 times a day, I finished my freediver instructor paper and a I also fixed up a kayak and took it for a little trip around an island, Langkawi in total 99 island. Langkawi means read eagle with good reason! It’s so many of them flying around the sky.

After ten days on the boat I had enough of itching, glasspapper and there was also some disagreement with the owners so I paced my bags and told them my time here was owner. They tried to take me out of it but my mind was made up!

So with my bag on my back I started my wake to the south, no phone and no shoes just going with my feeling. After a little while a truck stopped and offered me a ride but they could only take me 5km but it was a nice ride with nice people! So I continued my wake true the jungle until I made it to a nice beach where I had a short rest.

After I had waked for a while another car stopped and offered me a ride all the way to Cenang and he gave me his business card and asked me to add him on FB. I found a cheap place to stay and added Rahim on my FB and after a short while he sent me a message offering me a place to stay something I happily accepted and meet up with him the next day. The house was 40 min wake away from Cenang beach a nice and quiet area.

I got my own room in the house he rents out true Airdnb and except for the five first days I had the house all to myself. And the couple that rented there at the start was really nice and I’m invited to Tunisia to visit them later. If you need a place to stay contact Rahim @langkawi cooperative and he has room for rent from 40 ringgit a night and he is really helpful and just a really nice person!

I have to admit I spent a lot of time by the house, reading up for my freediving exams, doing yoga 2-3 times a day (and as you can see cat also like yoga), went for runs to waterfalls and beaches.

The first waterfall is seven wells waterfall and the second where I camped is Temerun waterfall around 20-30 km per way from Cenang.

I found a local place with really good food, coconuts and some amazing fresh donuts!

At the end I was known in the area as the guy how run barefoot all over Langkawi I didn’t use one rigged on transport or fees in total I spent less than 1000 ringgit (200 usd) it was sad too levee I had a good time there and there are so many birds, monkeys and plastic! So much plastic on the island! But I have to get my ass back to Phuket to finish up my instructor coerce!

A little case here at the end from Greenpeace:

Lots of Love

Joachim Larssen

The ShibbyTraveler

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