The Dumb Lighthouse
If you want something, you'll do a thousand things to obtain it. But if you don't want something, you'll give a thousand excuses to refrain from it. - Malay Proverb
Arriving the night before to Penang, I quickly came to realize that it wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Sorry Lonely Planet but your description and highlights of the city were a complete let down. The colonial portion of George Town mainly looked like a run down ghetto that was definitely in need of some maintenance. Instead of exploring the city for the whole day, we decided to follow Callum's lead and head to the national park.
Hostel Review - Penang, Malaysia
Being Malaysian is about embracing cultural diversity and harmony between different people and religions. Malaysia will always be my home. - Jimmy Choo
Exhausted from the 21+ hour adventure from Koh Tao to Penang, I was ready to find my hostel. Pulling out my phone and turning on my MAPS.ME app with my fingers crossed my phone gps would work, I was off to find my hostel.
Finding Authentic Food in George Town
We're unique, like durian - Anonymous
Just arriving off the bus from Thailand, I messaged the gang - Callum, Liz, Jake & Pringle to meet up in what looked like a deserted town as all shops seemed to be closed. They heard of a night market that was supposed to be the best in Penang, so off we went to find this infamous night market.
21 Hour Boat - Bus - Bus Ride
Find purpose in everything you do, and blessings will come. - Zee Avi
Having finished my diving certificate earlier in the day, I was ready to have a good rest. Initially when purchasing my boat ticket, I was nervous about an “overnight” boat. I was confused as to why the boat from Koh Tao would take that long to reach Surat Thani since it didn’t take an overly long amount of time to reach Koh Phangan. So began my 21 hour adventure...