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Nov 6, 2010 - Penang

I arrived in Pinang at 11 in the evening and most everything was closed. It's a good thing I booked a room ahead of time. Even the desk manager said he waited up for me to arrive. The next morning I went on a walking tour of Georgetown and Fort Cornwallis. As I was touring around, I had to think, The British are a "non violent people" but is there any where they have no occupied? I just left Hong Kong, the Brits were there, Arrived in Pinang the Brits were here. The Brits build fort Cornwallis in 1786 and used it to protect the island from...

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Southeast Asia 2010

Jun 30, 2010 - Penang Island, snake temple, etc.

We took a 5 hour bus ride to Penang Island. We really enjoyed Penang, probably our favorite place. We stayed on the 12 floor of a hotel that looked out at the water, but was in the city of Georgetown. The architecture of the buildings here is unique and they protect the old buildings here. Mohan's friend Kah Hock took us around to different places to eat and see.

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May 20, 2010 - Penang

while corinna (a german diving instructor from thailand) went back to work, robin and i made our way up to penang. the hostel we stayed in was absolutely lovely...every hostel should be like this: aircon ( on fridge temperature ;-)), very clean, quiet, but still nice communal area to meet people! as there was a free shuttle-bus going around georgetown, that's what we did! followed by a walk through chinatown and little india...where we found our dinner as well! again...little india=vegetarian heaven! the next day we got a bus out to kek lok...

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Apr 24, 2010 - Georgetown

Met een minivan rijden we Thailand uit, Maleisie in... We zien gelijk dat Maleisie het meest ontwikkelde land van Zuid-Oost Azie is, dat merken we aan de vele auto's, verlichte 3-baans snelwegen, grote steden, hippe benzinestations enz. In Georgetown slapen we drie nachten, we zien daar dat Maleisie een samensmelting is van verschillende culturen. De Chinezen, Indiers en Maleizen leven vredig naast en met elkaar. We bezoeken een moskee, een tempel en een kerk, eten indisch en gaan naar de bioscoop. De mensen zijn heel vriendelijk en we...

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Dec 28, 2009 - Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone! Hope you've all had a very merry christmas and are looking forward to the new year celebrations. For those of you who have been checking out the map to see where we've been, just look at the place names we've left on there as this journal thingy won't let us draw lines to places without doing a entry for every single one - we wouldn't want to bore you that much! So from where we left off - Thursday 17th was another day at the beach! It cooled down quite a lot and there were massive storms every night we stayed at Telak Nipah....

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Travelling Hamstyle

Dec 3, 2009 - Georgetown

Mittags in Butterworth nach fast 24 Stunden (Sleeper, lower berth) angekommen. Rueber zur Faehre (200 m) und ab nach Georgetown - meine absolute Lieblingsstadt in Asien. Dies ist eine der alten Straits-Settlements wie z.B. Singapur und Malacca - eine der wenigen die noch echt quirlig asiatisch sind - eine sehr angenehme Mischung aus Indern, Chinesen, Malayen und Travellern. Hinter mir wird gerade mein Pass nebst Bahnticket gescannt - nur um zu beweisen, dass ich auch wirklich in Malaysia angekommen bin. Und dann gibt es eine nicht allzu...

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plan_c

Jun 13, 2008 - Malyasia bound

Have deliberated over past week as how to fill the 2 weeks before malayasia trip. Volunteering for week in Elephant Nature Sanctuary appealed, but no spaces. Did one day of jewellery course and decided that was enough - tho the silver pendant is impressive! Moved to guest house in town centre for few days and did some sightseeing (temples every few yards. Treks out as have huge blister on on back of one leg - as reaction to some insect bite - just where walking boot sits. Arranged to take train all way down to Malayasia - overnight to...

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Asia bound

Feb 24, 2008 - George Town, Penang

George Town photos When we woke up this morning, Superman's leg was a mess. From the knee right down to his toes, it was incredibly swollen. I could see we weren't going very far today, so we went around the corner to the dinner place we were at last night. There was a day market going on in the street, including free live entertainment for us. And entertaining it was. There were a few bands that played but it was the small talk they made in between that was amusing. They seemed to be doing some sort of fundraiser for women empowerment,...

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Feb 23, 2008 - Surat Thani to George Town, Penang

George Town photos The overnight train last night sucked. It really is not the most comfortable place to sleep. At some point in the morning, SH figures around 4am, we woke up to the shrieks of some woman yelling "Chicken! Chicken!" It seemed like the wrong time for dinner to me, but later I kind of regretted not taking advantage of the opportunity. It turns out that was the only food on the train and a twelve hour train ride is not very fun at the best of times, nevermind when you are starving. We did eventually arrive in Butterworth,...

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Dec 19, 2007 - One night in Penang - travel fatigue setting in

We returned to Penang for one night only, on the super VIP express bus from Tanah Ratah. Penang was muggy and hot after the highlands, and the sweating started as soon as we began to rush around town on errands. We managed to reserve ferry tickets, which had been a sore point. On our previous visit to Penang, I had neglected to reserve tickets to Indonesia, after promising that "we'll have orang-utans on your birthday." When we got to the ticket office the day before our planned departure, the ferries were full. I ran around town looking...

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Oct 15, 2007 - Georgetown

Our last stop on the West coast of Malaysia was Georgetown in Penang. Many people like Georgetown, but it just wasn't our cup of tea. However, we did find some great Indian restaurants while we were there for a day and a half. We toured around the historical district and then went to one of the largest Buddhist complexes in Malaysia. When we decided to leave, I upgraded us to the "VIP" bus for the ride to the East coast of Malaysia. It felt like we were riding in a disco tech. Someone really had fun decorating the inside of this bus.

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Jul 17, 2007 - Leaving Malaysia: A Few Days in Georgetown

Matt: It is as if we are in India again. Bollywood film music blares from a shop down the street. On the corner, mangos are arranged on a makeshift cart while a boy lounges nearby with a scale. The sidewalks are blocked by parked motorcycles and boxes. Sometimes the sidewalks simply end. So we venture into the road with passing cars, one way traffic, motorcycles merging with backing-up cars doing U-turns, piles of garbage, and weaving bicycles pedaled through it all by aging, wrinkled, spindly old men. It is little India. Cleaner, quieter,...

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