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... hostel called ‘Dreamcatcher’, and luckily for us we had the room to ourselves. With Malaysia being an hour ahead, it was now nearly 10pm, and we were definitely ready for dinner. The helpful ladies running the hostel pointed us in the direction of some local popular street food.
When we were in Malaysia a few months ago, I did not particularly take a liking to the Malay use of anchovies in their cooking, so I was a little reluctant to try something new. Chris ...
... out of the comfort of our apartment to experience Penang.
For transportation, we ride the Rapid Penang bus for a scenic ride through curvy by-the-sea roads leading to the UNESCO Heritage City of Georgetown. We pay $1.13 fare for both of us. Beside us on the bus sits a chatty white guy with a distinct Australian accent who is obviously a tourist (I can tell by the camera strung around his neck). When I answer his questions, he ...
... were a marked contrasted to the dry, flat landscape of Cambodia. Breakfast was available on the train, but instead I bought a homemade cake, a bit like an egg custard, from a lady vendor, who left the train at the next station. I alighted at Surat Thani station (2 hours late, at about 10:30am), where a bus taking people to Krabi and several other destinations was waiting. The bus in fact stopped a few miles up the road and ...
2nd December 2014
We both came around feeling okay thankfully which made the journey to Penang a lot more bearable I'm sure. We jumped in a taxi back to Jetty Point on the other side of Langkawi with a view to getting the 10.30am ferry south. Fortunately we were able to buy tickets with no queue and had a bit of time to kill before boarding so opted for breakfast. With a 7-11 to hand the natural choice was toasties however there weren't any available - ...
When you live on a planet the size of a town
You can't get your kicks by getting around
Fun's hard to find on such familiar ground
So you invent it; the mental, it's better than found
I started the day leaving my head on the pillow. Piles of dead skin had peeled or been itched from my scalp in the night. Sexy huh? Insert your own damn snake analogy. Fortunately I am the kid with the replaceable head, hence the excuse for the Richard ...