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Georgetown.......& Little India ;-)

George Town, Malaysia

After the fab time we'd had with our family we were a bit sad to be leaving Thailand, but seeing as Malaysia was so close to us it seemed rude not to make a stoop off there . Plus it was so easy for us, we just caught the Ferry from Phi Phi to Krabi, then took a mini bus straight into Georgetown. Having said that it was about a 15 hour journey' China Town' all within a few blocks of each other so there was plenty to see and do, all of which you can easily walk to as Georgetown isn't that big.
Needless to say we feasted ourselves on the Indian street food which took our memories back to all those moths ago back in March. Although we did have a few curries in Thailand, it made us realise just how much we missed Indian food, as well as the smells & sounds wafting out of the shops.

We also visited a few of the main attractions including the Giant lying Buddha (which does exactly what it says on the tin) , the cannons, and we took the cable car trip up to Penang Hill which was quite picturesque.

There's also a beach resort called Batu Ferringh which is only about an hour bus ride. We actually just missed a beach party that was happening there the next day. But even so we took advantage of the surroundings and spent a few luxurious hours in the Sheraton poolside bar!

It was great to actually get back to doing some 'real' backpacking in Georgetown. Sometimes we do feel like we're cheating a bit when we're enjoying beach resorts & not traipsing around places, visiting temples etc. so it was good to soak up a bit of culture and learn more about the country. Plus it made us feel less guilty about or next trip to Langkawi ;-)

permalink written by  mich_and_dan_moors on November 24, 2011 from George Town, Malaysia
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