After 3 days in Kuala Lumpur, Johnny and I hopped on a 5 hour bus ride to Penang.
We spent the majority of our time in Penang in George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I of course was excited about all of the amazing food that we were going to eat, but I also didn’t realize that George Town was such a photogenic city. I totally have a big thing for crumbling buildings and chipped paint. It was a photographers dream…from the dazzling colors in Little India, the unique street art, to the abandoned store fronts with multicolored shutters. Swoon.
I fell in love with George Town and seriously took about 700 pictures. Insanity. I narrowed it down to 50, but I still feel like there’s so much more to show.
Everyday Johnny and I would wake up early to try and beat the heat (and pretty much failed every time…it’s hot as hell in Penang!), and walk around, eat, walk around again, eat again, and end it all with a drink in a local bar. We did manage to make it out to the beach in Batu Ferringhi, but of course it was the one day that it stormed like crazy. The aftermath of the storm led to some gorgeous pictures though, so not all was lost. After cramming everything we wanted to do into three days in Kuala Lumpur, it was really awesome to be able to slow down a bit in Penang and explore the city without any pressure. If you ever find yourself in Malaysia, Penang and especially George Town are a must.