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Penang, Malaysia

Written on: Wednesday February 19th, 2014

A journal entry from: Thailand and Malaysia 2014

We spent a relaxing few days in Langkawi strolling the beach, cycling the back roads and sampling the cuisine which was not at all local but an eclectic mixture of Arabic, Indian, Thai, Chinese, Mexican and even some Malaysian. From there we flew to the island of Penang (55min. flight, $4 plus taxes each; it's hard to minibus and ferry with airline prices like that). We were met at the airport by a Dutch couple, Caroline and Case,  who rent out rooms in their 37th floor, 4000 sq. ft. condo in Georgetown.

The view from their balcony is awesome as you will see in the pictures. From there it was a quick bus ride to old town Georgetown which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its unique architectural and cultural townscape. It is also apparently the food capital of Malaysia and we did our best to visit some of its beautiful mosques, temples and  kongsi (clanhouses) while trying some of the food specialties offered at the hawker stands. Walking around the old town is a harrowing experience because of the crazy traffic but if you survive it's well worth the effort.

 

 

From Mom on Feb 20th, 2014

Tough life,wish I were there.Love.

From Barb on Feb 21st, 2014

lovin the photos and commentary kids

From Marilyn &Wayne on Feb 22nd, 2014

Looks like you guys are enjoying yourselves.....just got off the Mekong River adventure from HCMC in Siem Reap and are heading to the pool....take care!!!