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George town

It's all about the food!

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After traveling for 7 hours from Hat Yai we were finally let off from the mini-van in George town, it was raining and I took care of the luggage while Hank walked away to find an ATM. I talked with a waiter outside the restuarant where we put our bags and he told me that there was a very few ATM`s, but it should be one a 10 minutes walk in the opposite direction to where Hank went.
There was not much that I could do other than wait for Hank to return.
A very wet and tired Hank returned after an 1/2 hour - of course without any Malaysian ringgit in his pocket, the waiter told him which way to walk so after a little bit, he continued the haunt.
If it hasn't been that he happened to stumble on the girls we shared the mini-van with he wouldn't have known that the ATM was located in a 7/11 store!
We had our MYR and Hank could finally relaxe a little bit and we shared some nachos before we decided to try to take a Trishaw to our Guesthouse.

The poor old man had a really hard time biking with both of us and our luggage and we was afraid that he would get a heart-attack, but thankfully it was not that far.

What we like most in George town is of course - the food! Our favorite is the Indian restuarant Kapitan where we ate a lot of time.
We especially liked the breakfast dishes.
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We have walked a lot to see the famous Temples, Clan houses and Mosques.
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One morning we went to see the Clan Jetties
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George town is in big parts a very modern city with a lot off Avenues and huge shopping malls, but in the old town there is quite different and it's very difficult to walk around without falling into the sewer system or be hit by a car.

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Street Art is very popular here
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Today we went to the Butterfly garden, which was very nice with a lot of butterflies and a beautiful garden
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We were told that the best swimming beach was called "Miami Beach" and after taking a detour on the bus, we finally found the beach.
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Unfortunately (for me) there was only Muslims there and I didn't want to offend anyone by dressing down to my swimming suit, Hank had a nice swim though.

We have stayed longer than we planned here in George town, mostly because we were too tired of traveling and it was nice to be in the same place for a while.
Tomorrow we will take a bus to Kuala Lumpur, we will stay there for 3 nights before we fly to Sri Lanka.

Posted by InTwoPlaces 02:56 Archived in Malaysia

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Nice to take some time to just chill out. Traveling can be very tiring. The weather looks perfect. We're expecting a big storm tomorrow, with more wind and rain than we've had in these last weeks. We're enjoying the rain, we soooo need it! Happy travels. Hugs, Clare

by Clare

That bread looks delicious!I wonder if they make a gluten free version? ;-)

by Kris

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