An interesting week, not what we planned but still mainly enjoyable.
We cycled around Penang and learnt again to our cost not to trust google maps as yet again we ended up cycling a ‘road’ that didn’t exist.
In Kuala Lumpur we had a really enjoyable day with a generous muslim family we had first met in Surat Thani, we learnt a lot about Malaysia from our adopted family who kindly took us to a Pewter factory and out for dinner at the Petronas Twin Towers.
We flew to Sydney on Friday and met Bharti and Pete on the Saturday. It was great to see them, we had a great day with them and they also spoilt us rotten. Sydney has changed since our last visit and all for the better.
We are writing this blog on the plane to Tasmania, we’re a little apprehensive as there are bush fires burning in the North of the Island so we may have to revise our route.
Gary and Ginette
off road track in Penang it got so bad two motorbikes gave up and went back the way we’d come – we followed shortly after
some beautiful views on route around Penang
vernacular railway unto a very wet temple in Penang
suped up push bike with motorbike fairings
one buddha and three statutes
Sydney Opera House with Bharti and Pete – more photos to follow
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian or is it Gary?
abacus being used by local shopkeeper
this is what will happen to Gary if he misbehaves
Malaysia getting ready to celebrate Chinese New Year
bike bunk house very basic accommodation in the middle of Penang
temple in Penang
all Pewter factory employees get to have their hand prints placed on a Pewter wall plaque after 5 years service
No Gary you can’t take it home… Royal Selangor Pewter factory
Red faced Ginette eating in one of the many food halls in Malaysia
Kek Lok SI Buddhist Temple in Penang
Buddhist inside a temple – Kek LoK Si
Where are we??
Gary before his hair cut earlier this week
in Japan they want to ban this symbol for temple when they host the games but this far out dates the Nazi usage
see money does grow on trees
another wonderful google map route – I am trying to give it the thumbs down sign
this is what Malaysian men do whilst their wives shop
we’d been told this was the best beach in Penang – I think either we ended up in the wrong place to the motorcyclist has a bizarre concept of a good beach
barnet has been slightly tamed
caught this monster having his breakfast – really lucky shot