Our second and last stop in Malaysia, Georgetown, a bustling, colourful and largely Chinese city, full of tumbledown shop houses, impressive colonial architecture and countless trishaws ferrying tourists and locals alike around the maze of broad streets and narrow lanes – listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 7th July 2008.
A plethora of old-fashioned little shops sprinkled across the city make Georgetown a fascinating place to wander. Little India, China Town, the night market and numerous temples consumed most of our time. Cafe culture is at its best here, we’ve spent our evenings drinking local beer and chatting to all in sundry – even I ran our of steam!
We are roughly a week behind schedule so we’ve decided to cut our stay here short where it’s really expensive and head to Indonesia where it’s much cheaper. We hope to be in Bali for Christmas and New Year if anybody gets a sudden urge for white sand and 30+ degree heat. We fly to Darwin on on 8th January, from there we’ll see where the road takes us in our campervan .
If you are ever wonder when and where we get time to write these posts, have a look at the last pic which Sam took yesterday as I was writing – a great posture and environment for creative thinking wouldn’t you say!