Paradise in the Perhentians
Trip Start Jan 16, 2012
31Trip End Jun 07, 2012
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On our second day, somewhat underwhelmed by Maya guesthouse, we moved into Ewan's place. Ewan himself was incredibly friendly and the food some of the best we've had all trip! We ate at the restaurant almost every day, their Kway Teow (wide flat rice noodles, served with egg, seafood and veg in a dark soy sauce) was delicious! This combined with chocolate banana pancakes and snickers shakes, constituted our diet for the majority of our time there, alongside grilled seafood.
Our days on the perhentian's flew by and consisted of very little, mainly lazing on the beach, eating, snoozing, snorkelling, drinking, snoozing, more eating, and then finally sleeping! This rigorous routine was broken only twice, on one day we decided to kayak around the island, this turned into something of an epic test of endurance, balance and nerve; after 6 hours of almost continual paddling, battling fierce swells and strong currents, we finally completed our circuit of the island, weary but incredible pleaded that we had done it. We saw many incredible corals, hundreds of tropical fish and numerous secluded beaches. Despite almost capsizing on numerous occasions, we somehow survived the experience, stronger and hungrier than ever!
Our other major break in the routine came when we ventured over to Besar (big island)
Finally on the 19th we said a fond farewell to the Perhentians and headed back to the mainland, refreshed, reinvigorated and ready for anything (we thought)...