Penang!

i have left the jungle and the great temperature for the island of Penang, host of famous Georgetown. i thought, island, Chinese influence, beaches… could be nice. but then we get there and Georgetown is well… a freaking huge city with skyscrapers and the likes. not what i imagined! it’s OK though, most of the streets are filled with historic colonial buildings in need of a coat of paint. it is quite charming. and i did get to see the sea, although i won’t be swimming there.

i’ve got myself a room right off “love lane”, the backpacker’s hub. actually my room isn’t a room but a closet with a bed, i swear! the name of the room is “ER”, emergency room. tomorrow i’ve been promised a dorm bed. but meanwhile it’s quite funny. the smallest room yet! and somehow it is less depressing than some other rooms i’ve had thus far.

my room! err, closet!

i decided to come to Penang because, as i said above, it’s an island with beaches. i thought that it would be a good place to spend new year, and i was right because the place is packed with bars and nightclub. i won’t be bored on new years eve!

i ate the second biggest sandwich of my life today (the biggest is from el zazzium in Montreal. my dad and i split it because it was so big… the kind where you get a t-shirt if you eat it all). it was really good: a club sandwich with real cheddar (thank god you entered my life again!), cucumbers, grated carrots, lettuce, beef bacon (it is a Muslim country after all) and grilled chicken, on 3 slices of fresh, home-made whole wheat bread. yum!

and now, it’s 6:30 and I’m still not hungry… so i decided to do the internet thing while waiting for my appetite to come back, sipping a root beer (i missed you too!).

the esplanade

Advertisements

About Magalie

Canadian girl living in Texas, off to see the world when she can!
This entry was posted in Asia, Malaysia, Post with photo and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Let me know what you think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s