G Hotel Penang
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... III". Though, of course, the nation of Malaysia and the state of Penang are independent, the capital, Georgetown, retains its English name to this day, and retains many building and traits of the English colonial era, beside its own Southeast Asia feel. We will drive by Christian churches, Chinese temples and Muslim mosques, along with other sights – and everyone seems to play well together.
After a short drive ...
... 1 mile walk to Gurney Plaza. Kevin has a very bad cold so he stayed in his room to get some sleep.
Andrea and I were in dire need of a COLD coke/pepsi. We walked a little ways and I can't even explain what I was seeing except that I felt like I was in a movie. Lots of little make-shift restaurants along the strip that I would not dare attempt to eat at : - ). We got to Gurney plaza and it is a ...
... renowned for its street art, so we spent a bit of time searching these down. There were two main types, actual graffiti (that is wanted) and metal frame (Rort iron) ones which are placed in front of paint-stripped walls which represent the 'streets that they adore'. I came across one and said to mum 'I hate all these bloody cars parking in front of the art so I can't take a photo' the next think we knew a local came running across the road ...
... really had you going there for a minute didn’t I…!!!
Back to reality we drove further around the coast road and arrived at the Batik factory. We had been here before and basically apart from some new paint it was pretty much the same. They still did the printing by hand using wooden blocks.
Further on we visited a Butterfly farm. We were able to walk around an enclosure with thousands of butterflies. Great for photos!
... to put some money aside in order to open a guesthouse and restaurant business in Thailand. Elaine has been travelling to Thailand for several years, working as a guide on elephant tours. Latterly, she has also worked as a tour guide in the area of Klong Muang / Ao Nang, taking people to the nearby islands. When I booked my trip in the UK, I had no set plans for what I would do in January, and only contacted Elaine when I was ...