I’m back from Malaysia. It was okay.
My trip to Malaysia did not go as planned. What was supposed to be a week traveling around and relaxing on the beach with a certain someone, instead included a couple plane ticket cancellations and changes, work conflicts, and me only spending a few days in Penang by myself while sorting out visas. Not quite what I had imagined.
Essentially I spent my days walking around, reading, taking pictures, sleeping and eating (which I’ll post more about later) – so, really, I can’t complain…but still…. Walking is my absolute favorite thing to do in a new place and Penang is well set up for just that.
I don’t even know what to say about this
The island is charming, in a worn down kind of way. I’ve always preferred old – ‘character’ – rather than new, so was content to just wander around looking at the crumbling architecture, tired shrines, and plenty of haphazard food carts and street stalls.
I stayed in the Chinese part of town, and just a couple minutes walk to Little India…which did its job and actually gave me flashbacks of being in India. Yes, flashbacks.
I also spent much of my time walking looking out for street art. Literally, this is how I planned my days: find special food to eat, find street art, find place to sit and read, repeat.
All in all, the trip was a little….blah. I’m sure under different circumstances I would have enjoyed the trip and place more, but while Penang does have its charms, it doesn’t really warrant more than a two-night stay. Though it does have surprising food and street art for days…