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Greetings from Penang

Wish you were here!

Following a few miserable days in KL, we packed our bags and headed for the northern Malaysian state of Penang. And life has been much better since setting down our packs in this place. We’re staying in a functional, but tired guesthouse in George Town, the capital. From our room’s balcony, we have a great view of the KOMTAR building, and from our rooftop, almost a complete 360 degree view of the city.

We have undertaken some spectacularly long walks in the heat and humidity, ones that have rendered wearing thongs impossible because of the blisters between my toes. But instead of focusing on the pain, I choose to see them as badges of honour.

Beautiful windows in our Guesthouse.

Colourful homes. I love having a peek at where and how other people live.

We encountered this feathered pair a few times, always pecking around the same spots.

The old…

Interesting architecture, particularly in the new high rises that are springing up.

…And the new.

Some amazing clouds over the Bay.

And we finally made it to Tesco!

And we finally made it to Tesco!

And there have been some beautiful sunsets in Penang… it’s something I’ve really appreciated.

Beautiful sunsets, as seen from our balcony.

Beautiful sunsets, as seen from our balcony.

I’m really glad we came up here.

Next stop, Thailand. Closer to my original goal of making it to The Island…


  1. Mary O'Malley says

    Great pics! Tesco made me chuckle….oh what a small world we live in. I wish I was traveling with you guys instead of being in this dull place. Happy adventuring! Looking forward to your next post.

    • Thanks, Mary! It’s certainly interesting being back. Dreaming of San Francisco right now — isn’t it always the way? You’re somewhere you wanted to be but you’re dreaming of home…
      Hope things are going well for you and can’t wait to see you again.

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