Saturday, January 26, 2013

Kuala Besut, Malaysia

Kuala Besut is the quaint port town where one catches a boat to the Perhentian Islands from the main land.  This is where Steinbeck's California coast meets the Orient. 

Multicolored clapboard houses, the ever-present smell of intermingled boat exhaust and fried fish, and toothless septuagenarians perusing the latest news.  

We strolled through the town on our way out before hitching a ride down the coast and thought it was pretty charming.

Random nice guy offered us a ride for a little spot of ringgit.  We were able to make a few stops along the way and explore a bit more of the Malaysian coast line.

We visited the north-eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia in July 2012. You should go there too...

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