Grin and Diana

Our travels around the world

Southeast Asia

Resort and Night market

To witness the full glory of the sunset we had walked off Pantai Kok beach around a rocky point and accidentally ended up on what was pribably the private beach of Berjaya Langkawi Resort. We walked confidently out through the resort, spotting a giant squirrel on the way. We requested they call a cab, and they provided us a fancy one at a “discounted rate” that was similar to what a normal cab would cost, see that we were presumably patrons. We took it to the traveling Langkawi night market. After perusing we asked how we might find a cab back to Sweet Inn. It turned out we had asked an off service cab driver. He directed us toward the best area. A few minutes later he drove up with his wife and young son and offered to take us where we were going as he was headed in the same direction anyway! He chatted with us about our travels and made suggestions for the next day. What kindness!!

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Island Hopping Off Langkawi

We originally wanted to go snorkling, but the prime snorkling (Langkawi Coral) was a long boat ride away, and this deal was much more convieniant and reasonable. It was a half-day boat ride through the islands with 3 stops: Island of the Pregnant Lady, watching eagles feeding, and Beras Basah Island.

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Arrival in Georgetown, Penang

Took us a while to pick a place to eat, but when we finally made a selection it was a good one: Bistro tang. Diana’s stomach had been a bit upset and the Yin Oi Tong Herbal Chicken Noodle Soup that “restores the balance of chi in the body” seemed to be just the thing. Grin had a scruptions Nyonya chicken curry and we split the pictured dessert.

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More Images of Georgetown Penang

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Cheong Fatt Tze Blue Mansion

Had an enthusiastic tour guide who showed us around this mansion and told us about the life of Cheong Fatt Tze, the successful merchant who came form nothing and built this most treasured mansion for his most treasured wife.

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Lunch in a hidden spot on top of Penang Hill

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More Penang Hill and Start of Kek Lok Si Temple

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