travel

Two months on Isles de Malaysia

Whew. What’s new? Not much. Here are some pictures:

It turns out George Town is known for street art.

It turns out George Town is known for street art.

Hiking in Penang.

Hiking in Penang.

Langkawi beaches.

Langkawi beaches.

More pictures here and here.

Coastal Malaysia is well-suited to relaxing and staring out to sea. In Penang I did some hiking and ferried to the mainland to see a bird pirk, which was pretty much the same thing as KL bird park, but it was cool. The beaches and parks are nice. Usually I end up stuck inside during the afternoon, though, ‘cause it’s really hot. I spent March and half of April in George Town (the main city on Penang), and then took a ferry north to Langkawi. The ferry was a little bit disappointing; I was stuck in the lower level and the fiberglass windows were too dirty to see out of. But they played a VHS of the new Ip Man so it was cool.

The food in Langkawi is really, really good. The place I’m staying is about a fifteen minute walk outside of town, which is pretty much just one main street. So it’s a little more laid back here than any of the other main places I’ve stayed so far. The island is duty free, so there’s lots alcohol and cigarettes and chocolate everywhere. There are also lots of Germans here ¯\(ツ)

On Monday I’m going to Phuket, an island further north. I’ll be there for about 10 days then I’ll be re-joining the American proletariat. Peace!