Away from Thailand we sprint!
Trip Start Sep 30, 2005
82Trip End Sep 01, 2006
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So we took a 18 hour train journey all the way down to through the Malaysian border (apparently my teachers bag is suspicious, maybe it's just me holding it that looks suspicious). we then carried on with the train to butterworth, followed by a small hop on a ferry to Penang Island and George town. We are staying at a spot on love lane, which of course sounds ominous, in the nice china town area
on advice we took a long u shaped walk to some temples which we never found, but the exercise is undoubtedly good for us, or at least thats what we told ourselves. we found our way to a shopping center, where kate went little top crazy, and tried to catch up on my Bangkok shopping, last chances for cheap clothes, so even with diminishing funds, it does make sense, the bags are big, and not so manageable, but only a couple more days. The cinema, hum, payed for our tickets for da vinci code, yey, waited an hour for it to start, went in, the film was half way through, hum, go back out, see the mans watch, no one told us the time had changed by an hour, sod it, giggled a bit, at least it wasn't the 5 quid that the gits charge back home charge
day 2, kate gets given the lucky numbers for the lottery from a crazy man, we go out of town to Kek Lok Si Temple, which is a Buddhist Chinese temple set on a hill, and was very pretty, maybe helped by the fact that for once we are not templed out. The goddess of mercy looks out there over the small town.
we then walked to penang hill, getting involved with the walking, and took the rail car up, for a spectacular view over the town. had some great Indian food, before having a drink in the worst Irish pub that every existed, bad stuff from the 80's (sounds unlikely i know), with a guy giving commentry of his feelings on the songs inbetween,we sat outside!
a third day, more toasties (i know real travelers), went to the old british fort cornwallis (not to impressive), and the very beutiful temple/clan house called Koo Kongsi, followed by some more shopping, and kate getting a little colour to her hair, pictures will come, when kate gives her consent, looks wicked trust me. took ages, and i had brought tickets for the da vinci code whilst waiting, which we missed it by about an hour. i shopped (incriminating, sshhh) for some dvds, cheap (loud cough) ones, there were loads of shops selling them, i'm talking to the guy at the counter about how they got raided last week, the dvds are almost ready, "Police", shutters go down, lights off, i was waiting for the spotlight, managed to pay, and get out before the last shutter went down, swiftly walking, all the other places around the place had there shutters down. very exciting.
boat to butterworth, and the luxury bus down to Kuala Lumpur. Beware Mills-Mcshea will be in the vicinity in the next two months, rah!