It is a great view from Penang Hill, just to bad that we did not walk all the way to the top. Our plan was to take the tram up, but we where told that it was out off service. We went there with our friend Stephen. Here is the link to his blog with picture. http://blogs.bootsnall.com/stevieblunder/ . He tell everything that happen so no need for me to write it again. It is even pictures of us in his blog, but dont believe everything he write he, he.
It was warm to come down to lowland again from Cameron Highland, but the good thing is that it is not so cold in the evening. We spend our first two nights in George Town. Arrived in rain the first day so we just check in to the first hostel we found. Found out later in the evening that we where not far away from the backpacker area. Met Stephen the second day in his hostel. He was really surprised to see us. We went to Penang hill in the daytime and had some (read too much) beers in the evening.
The day after we manage to move to Batu Feringgi, thanks to my girlfriend. We did not really know what we was going to, but Stephen said it should be a nice place, and he was right, it is a nice beach here with not to many tourist. The accommodation is from backpaker place 45RM to 5 star hotel. We stay at Baba Guesthouse next to the beach.
Yesterday it was time for a long walk again. We took the bus to Telok Bahang and went into Penang National Park. It was free to enter. We just had to make a registration in the entrance. We went all the way to Monkey Beach. That took us about 2 hours. It is also possible to stay there in tent, but you have to bring food and water. We did the mistake not to bring enought water and no food. Our plan were to go all the way to the Light house, but we had to return. In a way that was lucky because heavy rain start after we come back. It is heavy rain here everyday in the evening and night time, but yesterday it start earlier.
Our plan for today is just to relax on the beach. We were really tired yesterday. It was not the same to walk in the lowland as up in the cold mountain. Our friend Stephen went to Perhentian Island yesterday, maybe we will also go there. Have to make up our mind today.