November 13, 2017

Melaka – our day

Filed under: travel — Tags: , , , — mat @ 11:14 am

Slept well and got a roti canai for breakfast. Even my shoes got dry , lucky me. Went out to explore the small city, built by Portuguese and Dutch people in the past. We found even here wonderful street art

Melaka street art IMelaka street art IIMelaka street art III

and had some food from a small chinese stall. After that back to guesthouse and took a rest. It was so nice to sit on the balcony and had a Tiger beer before noon ;)

And Uber is back on duty , what a wonder. Best thing today was the E scooter ride.

E scooter

25 MYR for 30 mins but definitely worth the fun. Just cruised Melaka.

E scooter rulez

Next stop was the gym of the former Mr Universe which seems to be a local hero.

golden glory ;)

So now pickup the laundry, search for a place to have dinner and get some beer. Sounds like a plan ;)

don’t mess with - really?

Btw I saw this logo but afair it’s the motto of Texas, or am I wrong?

November 11, 2017

Penang – last day

Filed under: travel — Tags: , , , , — mat @ 2:36 pm

As said we rented a scooter today to go to Botanical Spice Garden and discover the island by ourselves. I got familiar with the traffic really fast and it was a kind of joyride. The garden itself was great. Very well built and maintained. it felt a little bit like being directly in the rain forest. 20 mins after we started the garden tour the rain has started as well. But we got from the service desk „emergency plastic ponchos „ and these items rescued the day. Some pics from the garden will be added later.  During the ride we began to understand why Penang is listed under the top 10 destinations in Southeast Asia for retirement.

On the way back the rain gets heavier and we had a stop for food . Baba Nyonya food is a chinese and malaii mix (fusion) cuisine and tastes awesome.

Next stop was the largest chinese buddhist temple in Malaysia, some might say all over Southeast Asia (but I doubt this). It’s called Kek Lok See temple and yes it’s huge.

So how does someone look like with an emergency plastic poncho? Here is the answer

Next stop was Moonlight Bay (even it was early afternoon) which is pretty nice , but only if the waste has been collected .

Back in Georgetown we drove straight to old town because this city if famous for street art. Here are some impressions

After we returned the scooter (7 € per day) we stopped at an indian food stall to have a roti, which was delicious and quite enough as a snack. I did some exercise at the gym and entered the pool afterwards where I became “the master of the unicorns” have a look here

Time for dinner than so a hawker food stall is closed to our hotel and what should I say, it was awesome!! The small lane was packed with stalls and we picked up a lot of delicious typical local food. We had

  • fried noodles
  • chicken satay
  • assam laksa soup
  • charcoal grilled chicken wings
  • fried rice with duck
  • iced lemon tea

all of these dishes for less than 15€. So great

Now it’s raining again and we are sitting under a small roof, having a Tiger beer. Tomorrow we’ll heading towards Melaka, bud tickets bought already, 12€ pP for a 7 hrs bus ride in a VIP 24 . Not that bad . Will keep you guys posted.

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