Wrapping up life in Penang

It’s been a while but Penang has been keeping me busy. Usually I go out every night – either for a bit of food, to smoke a shisha or just for a pint. This means I’m kinda tired in the evenings and just end up watching netflix and falling asleep. The last two weeks of my stay I’ve been working a little later than usual and I’ve been answering emails (working) to get the last work done before finishing the project I was assigned.

In the weekends I usually travel myself somewhere (Langkawi, Singapore) or as in the case of the last weekend I had two friends, Grace and Marilyn, visiting from Singapore. I was also home in Europe one week (including two weekends) so I’ve been kept busy!

Life itself is starting to settle in. There was a period after about a month where you kinda have seen the most obvious places and where everything stops being super exciting but you don’t really have any good friends that you can always call up and have a chat with as they are all going about their own lives as well. But after two months you’ve seen the same faces a couple of times and you start to get an actual friendship going which is nice. Unfortunately now it’s time to leave. I’d imagine that given 6 months in Penang I’d start to feel almost at home.

Settling in to a new place
Settling in to a new place

Sorry about my less than amazing MS Paint skills. Strangely enough I haven’t really had this problem although I’ve been on long term abroad stays before. I guess the vast difference in culture just gets to you – you don’t even know how to order food or what you’re supposed to do at night. My colleagues from work made everything a lot easier though and took me out to do stuff which was very appreciated!

But on a more positive note I’m gonna miss Penang until I’m back around 22. september as I’ve really started to grow fond of the place. I’ve also taken a liking to Moto-bike riding which is like a scooter in Denmark but they go over 100km/t and there are virtually no laws when you are on one – so it’s nothing like at home 🙂 If I were to stay longer I would definitely buy one.

I also had my 30th birthday and was celebrated by all my friends here and even the Hotel staff 🙂

Also, Shaun you British wanker, I’ll be seeing you around

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So I finally finished project Friday the 28. and september 2. I was on the way to Phuket! This flight marks the beginning of a 3 week vacation around south east asia and I have no idea where I’ll end up going but Borneo, Redang, Perhentian, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Bali and even Sydney are good choices.

Till next time Penang!
/Andreas


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