|The weather was magnificent yesterday at Pangkor that the crew from Nazri Camp went for a wander a further down from the Coral Bay- after some rock hopping and some jungle bashing we found a gorgeous little bay in between two great big gray boulders and se up for the day. It was like our own little beach. I hiked my camera all that way, alas, I was so engrossed in my book, I only took 1 photo. Silly me. there was banter about a having a BBQ for dinner- Lucy from France was going to go into town and pick up some fish, squid, chicken fruit and salad but by the time we got back from our beach day- and Lucy got to the markets- there was nothing good left! I decided to head down to the street stalls and picked myself up a TUM YAM- It was SO delicious it made Phat Boy, St Leonards taste like 3 day old porridge!
I finished my book that evening so that i could leave it for Canadian Amanda and Californian Chelsea to fight over as there was nothing in the way of novels floating around Pangkor and not much else to do but beach, eat and read.
When I woke this morning it was raining quite heavily which stopped me from leaving til about 1pm but both Bennie from Germany and Martin from Poland decided that they would also move on to Penang today. We all caught the ferry to Lumut but we lost Martin at the bus depot as Bennie and I had bought our tickets for the 2pm bus- the time was 1:55- and Martin was too late so had to catch a different bus. He is a very scatty funny man! We have not seen him since!
3.5 hour bus ride to butterworth, 15min ferry ride, we are in Georgetown, Penang, arriving about around 630pm. Everyone at Pangkor that had just came from Penang told us to stay at the Banana Hostel- after booking into a room at the banana Hostel Bennie and i had a look around the streets- we soon realised that there were at least 4 places called Banana Hostel and i reckon we picked the worse one! Not to worry- It is a bed for the night!
Georgetown at first glance is great. there is a bit of the hustle and bustle of a big city but it is all mismatched with different cultural influences in the buildings. It looks like a draw full of odd socks. heaps of colour- so much to look at. We headed down to the Red Markets for dinner but it was a little pricey and they were not serving the highly recommended sushi- so I settled for vege samosas and rice at street stall on the way home. Delicious!
There seems a bit to see here, can't wait to go exploring in the morn!- after I sort out some new accommodation...