14.09.2009 30 °C
We've made it into Malaysia now, a quick 6 hour ferry ride from Medan to Penang. The ferry people in all their wisdom had the air-con in the ferry running full whack, and no one had warned us, so we froze! They did play a movie (a DVD Rip of Defience, a Daniel Craig one, over and over with english subtitles which meant we could listen to our ipods all the way. And thus block out the sounds of the 5 or so people throwing up. Nice.
We disembarked on the island of Penang in Geogetown a few days ago and stayed a night there, happy to be in a city for a bit, and one that actually had everything you needed, including a good transport structure and easy to use tourist systems. Sumatra and even Java were more difficult. There are also lots more western tourists here, so more people to talk to, and one doesn't feel so on display.
After one night in Georgetown we headed up to the north of the island to a place called Buta Ferringhi, where we have been ever since, staying in a guest house. It's nice and relaxed, the beach is OK, the people friendly, and we've been just chilling out and catching our breath. But it has rained every day, for like an hour or so. It's now about 8:30am and we've been awake for a while due to rain and thunder! Stopping now, so hopefully the day will get better and our washing will dry! Plans are to move onto somewhere else tomorrow.
So not much excitement from this entry!
Thats all for now!