Left KL 15th Nov. on night train. Took 9 hours. Once in Butterworth had to get ferry over to Penang with the locals very early in the morning. ( loaded onto ferry as if off to a cattle market). Arrived with no clue as to where to get ferry over to Langkawi1 very tired, hot and stressed. Ferry tour shops not open so booked into S.D motel- very cheap hostel 25 RM for both Dan and I on Love Lane. Took us ages to find in early hours of the morning - of course we couldnt get a taxi (Dan) - had to walk!
Whilst in Penang walked around backpacker area - saw the clocktower, Fort, Museum and went up Penang Hill with stoned drivers (like going up Consti). Got trishaw back to Hostel on last night.