Seeing Georgetown..

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The city at dusk with the tower in behind
After a looong night and half day of traveling I finally reached Georgetown. It seems to be quite a big city when you enter it as there are loads of really tall buildings everywhere. But those are just residential buildings surrounding the area. The city of interest is quite small. One hardly needs more then a day to see it, or at least so i felt. The annoying, loud american i met on the bus there had been living there for 8 months...and seemed quite happy with that(not working).
The best thing was that the weather is actually nice ! the forecast had told me two weeks of nothing but rain, but I still wanted to see Malaysia ! and it was a good choice, as the weather is good, and the food is good, and the people are nice then all is good !

I found a place to stay in the main kind of backpacker street - Chula pheiI.
Taking the rickshaw !
From there I went walking around the city without really havingt much clue. In that random walk I managed to find pretty much all the sights that I saw where listed in the guidebook later in the evening. There where a few nice temples and Kooh's. 
The best thing about this place however was the great foods. For me that's more then enough to keep me there. Best thing about traveling is the amazing food, and malaysia seems to be full of it. I had 3 dinners on my first day, and loved every one of them(but I can't remember their names though..). I also loved the bakeries here where they have a lot of like chicken curry and such baked into buns and cakes , pretty cool.
Tonight I will go to this night market to check out if they have something tasty there.
One of the monkeys


I was supposed to leave for Langkawi today, but could'nt get up...i mean seriously...last boat at 8:30 , it's inhuman !
So i went trailing across the island instead without much of a plan. After an hour on the bus to some beach I wanted to hang out on I met a tourist couple that was going to a national park. that sounded cool enough, so I went there. It was a really nice place with this narrow path stretching through the coastal rainforest. After walking through it for 2 hours I got to a very nice beach called monkey beach...no monkeys though, just dogs(probably ate the monkeys).
I did meet some monkeys in the forest and gave them some of my chips. they seemed to like that....a little too much maybe...as i found myself surrounded by the whole flock just at the time I was running out of chips. They were'nt too happy with that.

Now it's the night market, then Langkawi tomorrow, should be good !

sylviandavid says:
What a great account... nice blog... Love the monkey part.... Sylvia
Posted on: Nov 13, 2008
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The city at dusk with the tower in…
The city at dusk with the tower i…
Taking the rickshaw !
Taking the rickshaw !
One of the monkeys
One of the monkeys
My rickshaw!
My rickshaw!
This is a building with a lot of s…
This is a building with a lot of …
The big Kooh in Penang is on the U…
The big Kooh in Penang is on the …
The main street for backpackers - …
The main street for backpackers -…
In the national park
In the national park
The monkey beach without monkeys
The monkey beach without monkeys
The park environment
The park environment
Me chillin at monkey beach !
Me chillin' at monkey beach !
very nice beach
very nice beach
Workers at dusk
Workers at dusk
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