December 12, 2013
Just checked into my hostel (Cocoa Mews) in Penang, Malaysia. An animated guy gave me a run down of all the food I must try here. Looks like it’s going to be a feast! He also told me about the spirits dwelling in the building. He mentioned they are friendly and to not try anything funny because then they will make sure I have a sleepless night! Bring on the ghosts! Furthermore, I nearly missed my bus today leaving Kuala Lumpur. I was waiting at the terminal and the bus still hadn’t arrived thirty minutes later. The bus station is insanely busy in KL and I finally went back to the ticket counter and they took me to the street and put me on my bus.. Which was not at the terminal mentioned on the ticket. Needless to say, I made it. The buses in Malaysia seem to be extremely fancy, only three seats per row. I put on my headphones and listened to Sigur Ros, who’ve been my go to band along with Of Monsters and Men. I can’t get enough of them. Up to Thailand by Sunday to meet up with Brien Silver to do some backpacking through the islands! He lined up some secluded spots and I can’t wait to see where Thailand brings me on my second go around. The first time I only did the North, now it’s time for the South. But I am getting ahead of myself, time to enjoy my last few days here in Malaysia.