New from Wanderlista is #wanderwednesdays: wandering today to Langkawi, and bedding down at The Datai, a jungle-meets-the sea oasis celebrating the art of Malaysian hospitality. I flew JFK to Singapore, connecting in the electric city of Kuala Lumpur, then a quick hop to Langkawi (you can also try the heli…it’s only 45mins).
Spending my time sampling the cuisine’s clash of cultures: gorgeous Thai, Indian, Chinese spices melding together in an explosion of flavors. The hotel celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, but it’s far from dated: a new, re-launch is happening right now, and I’m in the middle of it all.
The biggest negotiation of the day is with the monkey that frequents my terrace. Shall I give him my coconut so he doesn’t steal my blackberry? I decide it’s a smart plan. Negotiation done, I’m off to wander further.