London to Sydney 2005 travel blog

Crossing to Penang


We had another uneventful day on Thai dual carriageway. The border crossing was easy - we have to do passports, import/export of the car, insurance and a permit to drive so it all takes time. The only irritation was that First direct had decided that Malaysian petrol stations were not within our normal pattern of expenditure and they do not answer the phone outside working hours. They have been an excellent bank but sometimes......

Our hotel in Penang is beautiful and has a great swimming pool which we tried out soon after arriving as, of course we now have tropical hot humid weather. We ate sea food again in the evening in town on the quay. It was more expensive than last night as Penang is really a tourist place. We are rather back in the real world as far as prices are concerned.

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