So you're planning a trip and you're wondering how far you'll get South East Asia within four to six
months? This is my list of places I visited in four months without rushing from one place to another using
local transportation when possible and flights when needed, including Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar,
Laos, Cambodia, the Philippines and a little bit of Vietnam. It can easily be stretched to six months by
staying longer at a few great places or by adding a few.
I've visited Indonesia on other trips, therefore I didn't include it on this one.
"So what did you do today?", I asked my new friend Thomas at our Hostel in Kuala Lumpur. “I went to look at this old train station. It was supposed to be super interesting because of the mix of different architectural styles, but I didn't like it”. WHAT? To Thomas's confusion, I left to look at this cool train station right away.
I was absolutely thrilled about my stay in Georgetown, Penang, as it's famous for its street art and – as regular readers know – I love strolling through a new city looking for exciting public art.
The great thing about Penang is, that you don't really have to look for long.
The city actually curated a large part of it's public art for its town festival in 2012, making it a mecca for street art lovers from all over the world.
Every now and then I drive into a new city and get the feeling: “you and me, this is gonna be good”.
After a month of beach bumming, diving and doing nothing in Thailand, I was a little scared to go back to “civilisation” but Penang was the perfect place to start.