28.08.2011 - 28.08.2011 30 °C
Looked reasonably fine at breakfast, although overcast, so we thought we would get a taxi to the cablecar and semi circular bridge. Then the storm hit, so we all spent a couple of hours in our rooms, resting. i wish the sun would come out as our room overlooks a magnificent bay and I am waiting to take photos of the blue sea and palm trees. Phil has a cold so had a big snooze. At lunch time, we decided to brave the weather and get a taxi to the other side of the island where the resort hotels are. The resort hotels look okay but are quite isolated. At least at Koah, the Bayview Hotel is in the middle of a shopping area and is very close (by taxi) to two very cheap shopping centres. The taxi dropped us off near some restaurants and then a huge storm arrived and it just poured and poured, with gale force winds. We had lunch in a Turkish restaurant (!) And finally could order "humus". They had never heard of it in Turkey. The rain and wind just didn't let up and when the restaurant phoned for a taxi for us, it took over an hour to come, because due to the storm, there were several trees down over the road and lots of local flooding.
We finally got back to the Bayview, packed our bags, said goodbye to Judy and Graeme and caught a taxi to the airport. Arrived at the airport at 5.45 pm for our 7.30 pm flight to Kuala Lumpur only to be told that "due to a technical problem" the flight had been cancelled. They put us on another flight leaving Langkawi at 9.40 pm and they gave us a 10 ringet voucher each for dinner. Finally arrived at the Concorde Airport Hotel, KL by midnight. The room was so clean and fresh and nice and the bed was great, so quickly into bed for an early rise tomorrow for the flight to Sydney.
Judy and Graeme didn't like this hotel. They said it was like a prison camp, but we thought it was good. It was just an airport hotel, but was clean, fresh and modern.