Greetings from Langkawi, Malaysia! I am just about to go to the airport to head home, but I wanted to share some photos with you from 4 amazing days here before I go.

It was my first trip to Malaysia and I am wondering why it has taken me so long to get here. Such warm friendly people, fabulous interesting food and it is so beautiful. The first thing I saw when I landed was a water buffalo mooching idly in a rice paddy field. They had me at buffalo, but the monkeys I saw next? I was sold.

Langkawi, it turns out, is a bit of a hidden gem. An archipelago of 99 islands (104 at low tide), with just 2 inhabited, it sits at the northern tip of Malaysia opposite Thailand, which is just half an hour away by boat. You can clearly see Thailand from some parts of the Langkawi shore. 4 days isn’t a lot but I packed so much in. 2 cooking classes, a mangrove tour, a sunset boat trip, a trip to the night market and lots of meals. Lots more on all of that soon.

Have a good evening!

Housekeeping: there are still places for all three upcoming London based Handmade Pasta Classes. The classes are 100% hands on and will involve learning how to make 4 different pasta shapes, and accompanying sauces. From egg pastas of the North to semolina pastas of the South. There will be ragu, and there will be stuffed pastas and it will all be divine. As of writing, there are 6 places left for Saturday 18th October, there are 7 places for Saturday November 8th and there are 10 places for Saturday November 28th. Several people have got in touch expressing an interest but not booked yet, so nab them if you are keen.

My trip to Langkawi was supported by Singapore Airlines, The Meritus Pelangi and The Danna Hotels.

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