hello all, we are in Malaysia now, and they make amazing chicken satay! thats about it. goodbye.
hha only kidding. we are in Penang now, nice island. sea isnt clean tho. we stayed in a homestay in the suburbs at first, really nice home. the owners used to come everyday with their 4 kids, who were all really fun and friendly. we were also sharing with an american family, who had 3 kids, so it was quite crazy but fun! the home reminds me of the beach house in italy, if u saw the pics on facebook ul probs get why! thats the best bit of beng here i think hahah and the chicken satay. we went on A mini trek the first day, in flip flops! in penang national park, twas not MINI after all! it took about 2 hours to get to monkey beach and it was very hot! got bitten to death by mosquitos tut. 90% deet doesnt work! lol. wen we got to monkey beach we relaxed in shade, cudnt swim coz it was dutty water. tom went in tho, he cud hak it. manly! there were loads of monkeys around us, the small ones wer cute, the big wer scary, and one had a ripped off jaw from a fight so we kept away from him. tom didnt like the monkeys, we was scared they wud do sumting to him. i fed them sum bred even tho i shudnt have, peer pressure from the man who gave me bread tho! dangly jaw monkey came close wanting food !!AAAHh so we thru a slice of bred far away for him to run after. that got rid of him. the man who was on the beach gave us a boat ride back to the entrance so that we didnt have to walk AAAALLLL the way back by foot. thank god.
went for some cheese on toast in a cafe, the staff were all friendly n chatty there, every1 is so nice here! taxi driver even gave us like a mini tour guide. after playing macciavelli and woopping toms bum at it we went to the night market- a load of stalls n shops, and we ate at a food court, which is where there are lots of hawker stalls with food from all over the world! (well asia and abit of west) we had chicken satay, MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM, and egg fried rice. went for a walk in the market and i managed to haggle with a man and bought sum sunglasses for about 2pound, they were originally 3 pound but i was defo not gonna pay more than primark price for specks!!! tom looked at some watches, the man offered one for 150 ringets, but he gave him a 'good price' of 80ringets, but tom didnt want it, so we walked off and the man shouted, 'ok 70 ringets', '50 ringets!!!'...the next night he said 40 ringets! hah
the next day we went to a spice garden, which is a place covered in plants and trees,and signs telling u wot th plant is. it was nice like a mini jungle, shame there wernt many flowers tho. they had a big tree swing too. saw some monkeys too. walked round there for a few hours until tom got bit by a huge ant and made him bleed lol, hes ok now. Can ants have rabies lol?
that night after eating 12 chicken satays each and noodles etc we played cards and games with the malaysian and american family. i played truth and dare with the kids, then we all gathered round the table and played cards, about 11 people round a tiny table. twas a fun game of cards called slap, which i will teach u wen wer back. we also played Wrinkly Bottom (was funny said in a malaysian accent) which is like chase the ace/ Chuccio. it was malaysian mothers day and the kids got her a prezzie and cake so we all had some nice cake at midnight.
next day we went to george town (stil in penang, just another part) on bus, which is a unesco heritage city. found a guesthouse for 2.50 each a night!! and it doesnt smell bad or anything! went for a wander in the boiling heat, saw fort cornwallis- not that great tho, chinese temples- pretty, city hall and town hall - i wud av put pics on but it wont work agen. and we also went in Little India (shudder) and saw a man shaving his beard on the pavement, omg it feels like were bak in india!!!!! we saw two big black birds grab a small bird from the tree to eat but i ran and saved its life by scaring the big brids away :) but then i think the small bird flew off and it got caught by some other big black bird :(
in the evening went to another food court like the one before, had satay of course, but it wernt as nice, tom liked it but it was abit spicey for me, even tho we asked for no spice. he had some noodles n a waffle! i had some chips, and managed to nab sum mozzarella from the pizza stall and put it on my chips and had 'chips and cheese' HURRAY!!!!!!!!! then got back to hotel, played cards and ate spoonfulls of nuttella mmmmmm.
not doing much today, chilling, wer gointo pehentian islands tomorrow morning.
hows england and the weather? where are will and kate going on their honey moon?
speak sooon xx