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... everywhere as that is what the reviews had told me. Disappointing. On the plus side though, the water was clean enough (just) to swim. Oh, finally! It was good. Caught the boat back. Better than sweating our tits off a second time. I also left Batu Frengghi and came back to Georgetown. Free night accom in a sort of fancy hotel. Score. Tomorrow I'm going with a local to see a temple and then to a music festival. Should be an interesting ...
... by an
aged man that had never seemed to have learnt the art of smooth driving. So we
jerked forward and back the hour to our hotel up in the Chinese district of
Georgetown. Our hotel looked surprisingly fancy. Mark had booked it while I was
sailing so it was all a surprise to me, it was even a surprise to Mark as he
hadn’t remembered paying over the odds for it. We were relieved to know we
hadn’t made a mistake and it was actually ...
... smiles and thank you and didn't buy anything. I have two books at home, one on the history of coffee and the second on the history of chocolate, that I have read so what the museum has to say was already old news to me. Really I went for the samples.
We are also eating Indian food a fair bit and trying to sample the typical dishes of Georgetown, our guidebook has a list. Indian food is very cheap and super tasty and open at any hours of the day so it is an easy pick.
... on a slope and with a mountain behind. Penang hill is behind the house, but a long way away and the land here is flat. So, he had the slope built in to the house so the back is higher than the front. After an interesting, funny and enlightening tour it is off to our next stop, refreshments.
We head back toward the hotel,we stayed at during our visit for more of the local roast coffee, and on the way pass more street art. This one relates to the very famous shoe ...
... But, the British government agreed to pay 6,000 Spanish dollars a year to continue their occupation of Penang. The fort was intended to protect Penang Harbor - a strategic port for trading spices from India - from pirates, the French, and even Kedah - an ally and the former owner of Penang! Napoleons wars were going on in 1804 and pirates were becoming an increasing threat to Sir Francis Light. So, he decided to use convicts ...