Holiday planning (with cats!)

Heidi and I have just finalised plans for our next holiday.

We originally planned to go the US (including a week-long stay at a dude ranch), but then decided that we’d rather have a short relaxing journey somewhere nearby (leaving visiting the US until we have at least a couple of few months free).

Given that we’ve seen a lot of Thailand and Singapore this year, we figured that we’d try somewhere new in South-east Asia. Bali was an early consideration, but we were concerned about how touristy it is meant to be, and about the possibility of a dengue fever outbreak. So we opted for Langkawi instead.

It took a few days of planning (tripadvisor and Wikitravel were invaluable), but I feel that we’ve put together a great holiday for a reasonable budget. It includes: boutique resorts, wooden villas, kelongs, a few days in Kuala Lumpur, full-recline airplane seats, and a whole bunch of cats.

I searched flickr for a few of the places we are planning to stay at, and the photo indices reassured me that we have made the right choices. Below are some thumbnails from various searches.

Cats at the Bon Ton Resort, which includes an animal shelter and sanctuary:

Kelongs at the Langkawi Lagoon Resort:

Add good food to all of the above, and I’m really looking forward to it! 😀