Final Days in George Town

I’m down to one full day left in Malaysia. Its been a fantastic 80 some days here and I’ve really enjoyed the people, the culture, history, and… the food! Now its Wednesday and tomorrow is my last day of wandering the city. I don’t have a particular goal tomorrow and was thinking about getting a grab to the Queensbay Mall. Its the largest mall up here but its a ride away. It would be interesting to spend a last day there I think.

Today I just wandered China Town and Little India. Got some snacks, took some pictures of this and that, and also visited a few of my favorite places which are mostly nondescript streets with small shops that lead out to the big temples. The little streets are intricate affairs that move all around between lines of shoppes and other people taking pictures by the myriad street art throughout Penang. I have never seen the variety of street art as here. Very cool!

I got done with the walk and stopped at a small Indian owned market and got some water. There’s nothing like ice cold water after wandering 5 miles in the heat and humidity here. Now I’m sitting here watching old movies on youtube and enjoying the AC in the airbnb. Two more nights and then I get a nicer place in Bangkok for three weeks. I have airbnb places for Bangkok, Phuket, and Chiang Mai. I’ll spend three weeks first off in Bangkok wandering the city doing the same basic thing as always.

I’ve had time to consider the US trip a bit more. I think two weeks to a month is all I can do comfortably there. Its not so much about the money. Its more about not having anything of substance to return to. So in the interests of not having things; I decided to fly on to Dubai for a week and then go on to Sri Lanka for awhile. I may end up back in Singapore or KL for awhile and then get back to Cambodia.

Finally, in late September I have to renew my retirement extension of stay in Cambodia. This takes about 5 days and costs about $300 USD to get done for a year. I’m not sure if I will renew it in 2020 again or perhaps will move on somewhere else for awhile.

Anyways, that’s the thoughts on the last few days in beautiful Malaysia. I’ve used up my visa exemption here just about so I’m happy with that. I would always want to come back but there are other places to visit here and I still would like to do the train trip from Singapore to Butterworth Malaysia. I would probably go on to Thailand to the other end and perhaps I do that over the course of a month or two.

Author: Michael Perry

I've been blogging for over 20 years and now am living in Southeast Asia. The blog is about my slow vagabonding wherever I want to go. My home base is in Cambodia but I'm rarely there.