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Tuesday September 30 & Wednesday October 1 2014
Days 92 & 93
*We sadly leave our place of indulgence and head to the Thai / Malaysia border and a 500 km drive to Georgetown on the island of Penang. We leave bright sunny weather and head into the torrential rain that has been accurately forecast today for the Malaysian part of the peninsula.
*The staff at the Tubkaak Beach Resort bid us their 'Wai' farewell, a gesture that ...
... went to a tourist overpriced food court, set up like a hawker stands. We were only here 2 nights/1 day, and we shouldn't have just followed everyone else, but thought that we were going somewhere good. Nice to catch up with the group hear what they did for the last week.
The next morning bright and early the walking tour crew started a fly through Penang. Unfortunately the man at the hotel told us to walk in the wrong direction so we started with a longer walk than ...
... and told jokes in Chinese all evening.We left at 10.30 totally numbed! The food was marvellous,seafood,duck,pork,vegetables and chicken.The experience was amazing! The function was to celebrate the ensuing end of the festival period where the gates of hell close up again and the spirits return after they have been free to roam for the month. The effigy was burnt on August 23. Taoist practices encourage ...
... back to my hostel now having looked like I had gone swimming in my clothes as I knew the fun wasn't over. So making it with mere seconds to spare I mounted my white thrown for what felt like an eternity cursing my five block journey all the while. Needless to say a long shower and early bedtime was what followed in hopes that my fast and furious reaction wouldn't slow me down the next day as there was so much food and city to still be tasted and explored.
... something about our foot ware choices or not.
Across the road was the Burmese Buddhist temple, it has a very tall standing Buddha, as well as one for each Asian country. I believe there was a little bit of competition between the temples, as they were both VERY ostentatious and shiny.
By mid afternoon we were both hot, tired, sticky and hungry. As the ship was due to sail in about 2
hours, we decided to head back to the dock to see ...