It was great to assemble the Fridays at the airport here in Langkawi and then ride off. Cenang Beach is the epicentre of the island and we crashed here for the night. It is super peak season now and everywhere is full - restaurants, hotels, internet cafes etc.
The highlight was to capture a beautiful sunset with a full glass of Margarita in hand and a sirloin steak done medium well, kind compliments from my buddy Mike.
It was great fun too taking pictures of our foldies on the beach and some onlookers must have thought we were a little strange. But we didn't care!
With all these wonderful indulgences, we felt a bit guilty that the only cycling we did today was from airport to hotel in Cenang Beach - a little more than 7km or so. A most unimpressive start for a cycling adventure holiday so far...
However, all was not rosy and well. Our super budget Delta Hotel, the only available room that night was really grotty. But as they say, beggars can't be choosers and it was better than sleeping on the beach. So we thought...
To our horror, we had the honour of the inconsiderate presence of badly behaved African backpackers as our fellow budget hotel guests. They seemed to be constantly noisy, stoned drunk and smoking non-stop just outside our room throughout the long night. That really motivated us to get out on our Fridays at first light and made us wonder if sleeping on the beach was the better option.