Travel Blogs from Georgetown
Monday 28th October
The day dawned bright, and remained so – and HOT! Umbrella sunshades out! Penang is not as ordered as Singapore nor as charming as Melaka but somehow has a bit of both.
This old quarter of George Town seems to be mainly Chinese shophouses in various states of repair – our hotel has been …
Sunday October 27th
The heavy night rain cleared by the morning, and after a breakfast of waffles and omelette we hit the road. Well we went back to Tanah Rata looking for an ATM which rejected both our Lloyds and Barclays cards. What's the point of telling your bank you are going away?? It drives me nuts – other people …
Medan previously had an airport close to the city centre you could almost walk from. However weeks before my flight I get emails from the airlines advising operations have been moved to a massive new facility on the coast about 40km from town named Kualanamur which I'm sure people will get mixed up with Kuala Lumpur
Fortunately this ...
... statue for 5Rm ($1.60) each way. The line looked like it would take an hour.
Instead I could go the opposite was to the seven storied pagoda and just pay 2Rm (.65 cents) where there was no line.
... had our own bunks instead of a seat. It wasn't incredibly spacious or comfortable, but for $10 each it definitely beats a plane! We arrived early in the morning and set out to see the city. We took another sleeper train to get to Butterworth, where we then took a ferry to Georgetown. Georgetown is part of the island of Penang. This place was definitely more our style! Our room cost us about $4 each per night and food was even cheaper. The only expensive thing was beer ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service