Friday, September 9, 2011

Wild Swimming in Malaysia

Last weekend alhamdulillah we had the chance to go wild swimming in Malaysia! I have been looking forward to this for a long time. Let me tell you why wild swimming in Malaysia is so awesome (compared to our previous wild swimming adventures)

Summer is all year long! yes the heat is sometimes overwhelming but, it is perfect weather for a watery adventure. In London we had to wait for months for summer to arrive, and when it does there is no guarantee that the day you choose to go will be sunny. And even if it is sunny in the morning there is high probability that it'll turn gloomy any minute. And even if against all odds you do get a beautiful sunny day, the water will be freezing cold, so you cannot stay in the water for longer than 20 minutes at a time. Here the water temperature vs the heat is just perfect. Cold and refreshing.

The location of the rivers allows us to go swimming whenever we feel like going. We can just decide in the morning we'd like to go and just pick up and leave. We could get there in half an hour. In London, we have to plan it way in advance, pick a date when the car rent won't be too high (still very expensive), rent the car early on, and get up early morning because it'll take us over an hour to get to the nearest river.

Here we can pick up a few packs for nasi lemak for breakfast along the way, or by the side of the river. Delicious after a cold swim. In London I had to plan the trip, cook the night before or early morning.

But in either case, it's just wonderful to be by the riverside, to hear the flow of the water, smell the crisp fresh air, immerse in the cold water, throw a few stones in the water.

Best of all, it's such a blessing to spend time with the people you love.

oh and some durian on the way back doesn't hurt either ;)

p/s: i apologise for the lack of quality photography on this blog of late. As luck would have it, our card reader got packed with all our boxes. hopefully the boxes will arrive next week.


Ernie Khairina said...

Aida! I took Aariz for fish massage here in gile, the real fish massage kat sungai..hehe, u must like it. Google 'tagal sungai luanti'.

kemaryahya said...

dah lama gile aku tak pergi mandi manda di sungai2...tapi..air sejuk kan..ko g sungai congkak ke?


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