Traders Hotel Penang
Travel Blogs from Georgetown
Arrived at the airport just after midday, leaving KL with a bit of turbulence and a bumpy landing. Our second flight with with Malaysian airlines and we actually find them a bit rough in all aspects. Nice planes but it stops there.
We had Mr Lee pick us up for 50 ringgit, highly recommended him and you can contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org.
It was good to be given 4 days off but the night flight over to Penang was a little scary. We flew through a lightning storm, and you could see sparks jumping off the wings, like little fireflies. The physicist in me knows all about Faraday cages and how they can protect you in a storm, but flying through one is not quite the same as teaching it to …
... beaches, but the coarse light great sand wasn't at hat bad, would have been acceptable if the water wasn't heaving with brown waves. It just want appealing, even in this heat. Walking around town in the day is a bit underwhelming too. Most shops/stalls are shut, but at night the place really livens up. Apparently, as I've just found out, this place is renowned for its night markets. The whole street unfolds to enclose the footpaths on both ...
... by a man dancing around, singing ‘rojak rojak’ and
getting uncomfortably close to Marks face while doing it!
The next day we headed out for a walk to check out our local
area. We were close to Little India and China Town. Kat had seen a Dim Sum
place raved about on the internet by the UK Guardian newspaper so we went to
check that out for breakfast. The serving ladies pushed trollies around with
shelves of boiled or ...
... expensive 3$ cappuccino to make us even more homesick.
Most of our days are cut at some point, usually early evening, with the daily shower that comes with being in wet season in this country. It could be a lot worse, since when we were in Cambodia, we were told wet season there is pretty dramatic: all the roads are closed and travel is nearly impossible. I am starting to like this hour of rain because it cools everything down and makes the temperature much more ...