Pangkor Island ...with pals!

Trip Start Jan 07, 2008
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Trip End Jul 22, 2008


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Nazri Nipah Camp

Flag of Malaysia  , Perak,
Friday, June 6, 2008

After a lovely cool week in the highlands, i felt refreshed and rejuvunated and i ventured on to Pulau (means island) Pangkor with a couple new friends.

Every morning in the highlands a few of us would meet at breakfast and not really move for a good few hours...i called it the Breakfast Club one day and the name stuck. So myself and a few clubbers, Gabriel from Switzerland and Richard from England finally found the energy (haha) to move on to the beach and coast. Gabriel was cycyling so he left the day before and we ran into him the next day at the pier without even looking so that worked out well...

There were loads of Malay tourists on the island as there were still the holidays going on and not many westerners. We found a nice little place to stay with a cabin for the three of us and lots of hammocks to lay in, in case we got exhausted from laying on the beach..haha. The first full day, we met a french girl and all rented motorbikes together but i decided just to be passenger since i had the luxury of company and the others hadn't driven much..so i got zoomed around the wee island..only took about 30mins to go around the whole thing...only one main road and not any side roads to venture onto. Other than that we just had our usual breakfast club with tea/coffee and hung out on the beach where the malay tourists couldn't be bothered to get to, only a 5 mins walk away..

I stuggled for food as there are a lotttt of Indians and therefore indian restaurants and i do not like spicy food whatsoever. After many attempts of trying it after being told, oh it's not spicy (and it always is to my sensitive palat)..i give up. I search out the chinese restaurants now on and we ate at the same one everynight on the island.

So after 3 nights on the island and over a week with my new friends...it was time for me to leave and say good bye. Traveling can be a bizarre and strange world...you go from being complete strangers with someone to spending practically allday everyday with them and therefore getting to know them quite well to leaving them, knowing more than likely you'll never seem them again. It's a difficult thing and i don't like it but at least i had the chance to meet them and enjoy them for the time being. This is the first time this trip, i have had any prolonged company and it was really lovely...just what i needed as i was getting sick of my own self...funny how things work out?!?
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