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Thursday 12th June.. we woke early to begin our loooooong journey to Penang in a mini bus. We had expected to stop to for lunch but we had no such luck and to Jonathan's despair we had to survive on a packet of crisps... We crossed the border and eventually made it to Penang where we were dropped off at a bus stop not our room as we had been told... grrr! We jumped on a bus to Batu Ferringhi where we were staying and desperately searched for our ...
... place to be as dusk fell. We found an Indian restaurant with
dosa on the menu and that Indi’s high chair could attach to the table so we sat
down but were slightly disappointed to hear we could only have dosa and paratha
at breakfast time, but the Tandoori Chicken, cheesy garlic Naan and Chicken
Biriani more than made up for it.
After dinner we headed back to China Town where we had to
find Khoo Khongsi temple that was being lit ...
... sidewalk. There was a police check a few meters in front so I thought I'd ask the police officer. He confirmed what I suspected: we can only get to the bus terminal in town (8km away) by taxi. I told him I couldn't pay for a taxi, that I'd rather hitch hike. To my surprise he said: "ok no problem, just wait here I'll find you a truck". And this is how we got picked up and driven those 8km by a lovely man and his 35tons truck. Pretty cool huh?
We got to the bus terminal, where ...
... me (tofu with noodles, chill, and curries). We enjoyed dinner and certainly slept well after spending so much time in the extreme heat.
Today we moved accommodations to a hostel that is about half the price as the hotel we stayed in last night. We spent the night in a hotel because I needed reliable internet connection for a couple of phone calls I had to make for work. Our new place was not only half the price, but ...
... began singing and the actors began acting. Then came the puppetry, the gamelan playing and the Chinese Yoyoing. There were battling performances, dragon dances and flash mobs. Walking around the packed streets, the air thick with the smells of food from all over Asia (we were bordering Little India, after all) we were constantly bombarded with new sights, new sounds, new experiences. We were presented with a tiny windmill gift from a man on a stall showing ...