Vacation on vacation – Pulau Pangkor

Travelling may seem like an easy thing to do but in fact it can be a lot of hard work, especially if you’re on a tight budget. A heavy backpack,  public transport, hotel hunting, getting lost and finding your way again… can leave you quite exhausted. We’re not complaining, mind you, but sometimes, for the sake of maintaining balance we make a little vacation on vacation. This means we get anchored in one place and completely lack time for anything.

We chose Pangkor island for our Malaysian retreat. We found a relaxed guesthouse immersed in nature and secured our own mini house. We didn’t find any time for:

– a trip to a promising jungle just outside the guesthouse

– renting bikes and exploring the small island

– taking a taxi to the town and buying ingredients to cook our own dinner

We did find some time to:

– pay a visit to the nearby beach (two times!) combined with consumption of outrageously expensive beer (Muslim taxes)

our beach

local beer brand

– gorge on seafood, inlcuding the best squid ever and be totally defeated by chili in a delicious Thai tom yam soup

tom yam, morning glory and the best squid ever
tom yam, morning glory and the best squid ever

– cool ourselves off with ice-coffee and lemonade

– feed the local attraction – the beautiful hornbills – with bananas

the cutest eyelashes
aren’t those eyelashes cute

– admire sunsets

As well as do some hard blogging work. That’s about it. We promise improvement next time.

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  1. joanna November 27, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Hi, I love the picture with the hornbill. Thanks for pointing out the lashes! I am going to make a mosaics using this picture. Miss you!

    1. Two hungry people November 28, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      Hi! Will send you more, when I get them off the camera. Miss you, too 🙂


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