Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... museum; it's a nice museum.
Next is a visit to Wat Chaiya Mangalaram, a Thai Buddhist temple, housing ANOTHER reclining Buddha, the third (or sometimes said second) largest of its kind, at 108 feet. You may remember we have already seen some very large ones together with their temples. This temple, however, is of Thai influence, showcasing bright, sparkly colors and fantastical Chinese dragon statues adorning the ...
... and sat and had a pretzel. Andrea felt like everyone was watching us and there was a police officer that she swore was following us. I just told her "We stick out!". LOL We took a cab back to the hotel since we had so many heavy groceries.
It was about 1pm now on Saturday. We changed into our bathing suits and hit the pool. The warmth felt great. We were down there for about 2 hours and I got ...
... the year prize goes to me.
As we had never been, we ventured into Little India. It was interesting seeing the different types of people from the rest of Penang (which is basically a big China town). The Indians seemed slightly less patriotic. We went into a few sauri (don't know spelling) and jewellery stalls which were fascinating, especially seeing how intricate they all were. The sizes were tiny compared to our standard, I couldn't ...
... at a fruit farm where they were selling exotic local fruit and nuts. We even got to taste pickled nutmeg!
On our way back to George Town we briefly stopped to look at some original Penang houses that are built on stilts. Funnily enough we bought a couple of watercolour’s on our honeymoon of just such type of houses.
All in all a great day that brought back lots of fond memories for us both.
Bye for now,
Sue and ...
Up early to catch an eight o' clock bus just across the road from the guest house. Said good bye to Charya's sister and to Loy the house-keeper and to Mr Puleap, who sells bus tickets outside the guest house. Charya and her daughter came to wave me off and Charya's father stood outside the guest house looking on as the bus set off. I felt really sad saying goodbye to these lovely people. The journey to the border was fairly uneventful, and I had time to ...