We sure were right!
Penang was the most wonderful place to ease ourselves into the next few months of travelling. Firstly, its incredibly beautiful, secondly everyone speaks perfect English, the foods AMAZING and there's a little taster of a few countries- India, China, Malaysia and a few European countries, all bustling along together within one small area that is Georgetown.
I wanted to photograph EVERYTHING and I pretty much did, but here's just a few to give you an overall view of Penang:
While in Georgetown we spent the day checking out the multitude of temples, mosques, markets and historical sights. Georgetown has so much to see and its great that the area is small enough to be viewed on foot in just a day. There is also a free shuttle bus around the area to all the major attractions.
We ate delicious Indian food, Indonesian Food, Malaysian Food and Chinese Food. Food, food, food!
The following day we took a bus to the national park, we had read of canopy walk ways through the Jungle but upon arrival it was closed so we had to make do with a regular trail alongside some lovely beach areas.
We spent our final day in Penang visiting South East Asia's biggest temple 'Kek Lok Si'. It was so beautiful and yet again I didn't know where to start with the photographing.
While in George Town we stayed at 'Old Penang Guesthouse', the prices were a little more than your average hostel but definitely worth it. We had a lovely private room, shared bathroom which was always clean (except for the time the crazy French surfer was so drunk by 6pm he was vomiting everywhere-nice!) and lovely dining area. The guesthouse is located on Love Lane alongside 'Red Inn' hostel.