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Travel Blogs from Georgetown
... stuff. The old fort, the heritage listed main town, some old buildings and museums.
Penang hill was pretty cool. It's so steep there is a cable car train thing to get up it. That was interesting. They have two trains, built on the **** by the way, linked up by a cable so they balance off the top point. Then then share a single set of tracks ...
... all of us were so hot in the
mid-day heat we barely wanted to shuffle out from under the Trishaw shade. By
the end of the tour we felt a lot more familiar with the touristy areas and how
to find the street art. We then went to visit one of the Clan jetties (some
fishing families have owned these city jetties for generations and still live
there in traditional houses swamped now by visiting tourists) where we all
tried durian ice cream, ...
... tuk to take us there. Once there we found another mini van to the border. Again, we had to keep our luggage on our knees (this is definitely the scam in the south then) or pay the extra seat. Another hour and a half ride later we arrived near the border. We walked and crossed with no headache to realise once on the other side that there was no public transportation available. What were we supposed to do? In front of us was a highway with more trucks than cars and not even ...
... on the way back, we each got dinner from stalls that were open. Our dinners cost about $1 or so each!
On the way back, we made a stop at a shop that specializes in "medicinal tea". Since Garyn's been battling a sore throat, she gave it a shot. She said the taste was absolutely bitter and unbearable, but she still drank it and as the night wore on, her throat hurt less and less. Maybe it worked!
... seen an awful lot of the world. He was also the man behind the soon to be open business, a coffee shop. After a nice chat about life, Penang, and the world and travelling, we left him to his work, and carried on our walking. We walk down to the shore, but the traffic, heat and pollution drive us back inland, and we decide to head back to the ship. On the way back we meet some Australians who get our maps and we head back on board.
As Pendevour might say, a tidy day that ...