mel and marks extended holiday!!
took along time to get from bangkok, all in all 27 hours!! but we were delayed 6, as whilst we were on coach we realised that sum1 had been through marks bag and stole some things!! so we had to be in surranti an extra 6hours going to police stations!fun!don't go with unicorn travel on koh sahn road at mamas tour and travel!!! anyway getting over thai mal border was easy! no forms or nefin. penang is an island just off from malaysia and you get ther by crossing a bridge which is the third longest bridge in the world- i knew u all wanted to know that!! anyway penang is about 40 years ahead of thai- just to the fact its alot more western. it was a relief not to see any children begging. but there were alot of prostitutes about! as soon as we got there this guy showed us to this hotel called the hotel continental which is only bout 12 quid anight! it was so nice to have a proper bed with a duvet!! we went to this bar across the street called the soho, which is a britich pub, good ole fish and chips!! alcohol is quite expensive over here! well its the same price as a meal for a glass of beer, its roughly same price as home. on second day we sat by the pool, which is quite nice as we were the only ones there. we're seven hours ahead. we tried to change our flight to oz so we could go back to thailand for the next full moon but they wanted 200 quid to change it!! at night we just went back to the soho bar and the next day left for kuala lumpar.we were in george town of penang and it was ok, we just didn't have enough time to look around.