Day 2: If you can't find aspirin, reach for a Guinness instead!! ;)
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The next day, I was woken up at 8am by the sound of Joann's voice, telling me that she was hungry and wanted to go down for breakfast. Man, and I thought she'd be asleep like a log until almost noon. While waiting for me to wash up, she heads out for a walk by the beach.
I wasn't particularly interested in waking up. I felt like I was coming down with something. My nose was stuffy, my throat hurt and my head was throbbing! Urgh! It's not like I drank too much, only one cocktail and two beers. Still, I dragged myself out of bed, washed up and headed downstairs to find Joann for breakfast.
Although the resort does not have its own coffee house, but it provides breakfast as part of its room package. That first morning, local style fried rice was served with a choice of cut baby chillies, chilli sauce or tomato ketchup.
It was a gloomy morning that we had woken up to, and by the time we sat down for breakfast, it started raining! But I was optimistic that the sun would come up after the rain, so we took our time with our breakfast and cups of coffee until the clouds slowly started clearing and it stopped raining for a bit.
We decided to walk along the beach but noticed that the dark clouds were still hovering over. We probably spent about a half hour walking up and back, while trying to decide if we should take that cable car ride.
Kok Beach is a kilometer stretch of white sandy beach frequented by the locals.
The drive there took us through a windy road with signs every 100m warning of wildlife crossing. It was a really nice trip to the beach as there weren't many cars, and although the sun was up and shining, it wasn't as hot as the breeze from the sea, coupled with the coconut palms and casuarina trees that lined the stretch on Kok beach kept us pretty cool.
Kok beach also has a nice view of two of the smallest islands that make up the Langkawi archipelago. It was easy to see the islands from the beach as it wasn't too far away and I'm pretty sure if we had a canoe, we could've canoed over to one of those tiny, uninhabited islands and be the only two people there.
We spent about two hours there, before driving back down. On the way, we stopped at a larger marina, which was home to the Malaysian Customs office in Langkawi. There were some private boats as well as a few that belonged to the Australian and British Navy docked nearby. We parked at a gas station and found a KFC restaurant, where we had lunch. It was such a beautiful day that we decided we'd go back to Cenang beach and just veg out there.
I'm so bummed that I can't swim, so all I could really do was dip my feet in the water and then sat down under a coconut palm umbrella and tried to read, which didn't happen. It was such a beautiful day that all I wanted to do was enjoy it, while taking as many pictures.
I woke up at 630pm, hoping to catch the sunset. An hour later, as the sun begin to set, there wasn't much to see as clouds were in the way. By 8pm, it was dark out and we were hungry, so we decided to check out Lucky Chinese Seafood Restaurant, which neighboured the motel. The food was defnitely better than that of Tomato Nasi Kandar Beach Cafe, but it was also quite pricey. One Egg Fu Yong (omellete) and flat white noodles soup or Kuey Teow Tar for two people set us back MYR17. For that price in KL, I could get a sizzling Tofu dish as well.
Dinner was done at 9pm, and we were ready to head out to the Raggae Bar since it was closed the night before.
Alas, we went back to our motel and decided to walk along the beach to see if we could find a bar. Well, we found a La Playa Restaurant and Bar, just next door to where we stayed, and although it was quite, the booze was definitely cheaper than at De'Enigma the night before.
After much contemplation, we (or rather, I) dragged ourselves over to the neighboring beach bar (more singles, less couples!) which seemed like more fun with live amatuer entertainment as well as an open mike session.