‘And now, this is the sweetest and most glorious day that ever my eyes did see.’ – Donald Cargill
[How this works is, each week, I will write to someone on my list, picked randomly and I will post it online on this blog – just in case the letter doesn’t reach its destination. The letter includes a card with a random quote, which I hope you will enjoy (at the top of this blog page).]
I’ve trekked through jungle, had a tea at a tea plantation,
seen a centipede in the wild,
tasted foods I’ve never tried before
and, now, fly off to Thailand.
It’s been a brilliant last week in Malaysia.
Also, its known for its wall murals which can be quite the challenge to find, but worth the effort. (more photos of the murals at the end!)
Continuing with the multi-cultural lifestyle of Malaysia, we visited 2 Chinese Clan Houses,
the Fort Cornwallis,
went to the Penang World Music Festival
and visited a variety of temples.
One thing I’ve loved about traveling through Malaysia is how easy its been. Most people speak enough English to easily make travel arrangements, order food and deal with any problems which arise.
I’ve found the people pleasant and friendly. They’ve given us tips on places to visit and helped when we’ve needed it. I look forward to when I may have the opportunity to come back and see even more of this beautiful country.
It’s funny I’ve always thought of where I come from – Canada, as a young country and my years in Europe have only enhanced that thought process, but, really, Malaysia is much younger, as it wasn’t until the middle of the last century that Malaysia gained its independence from British rule.
The film ‘Anna and the King’ was filmed in one of the Chinese Clan Houses we visited in Penang. (more photos of the Chinese Clan House are at the end of this blog!) This story is the backdrop for where I am flying to next – another country which has seen many changes over the years – Thailand. I love Thailand and am off for a weeks holiday in Phuket – the south with beautiful beaches, Thai food, massage and many more beautiful people.
Murals of Penang, Malaysia:
Clan House photos: