Where I’m At: June, 2017 – Saigon edition

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Where I’ve Been Greetings from Saigon! After starting the month in Mui Ne, last month was split between Saigon and a Singapore/Malaysia trip. Singapore My Singapore/Malaysia trip revolved around meeting my dad in Kuala Lumpur. Rather […]

Best cafes in Georgetown, Penang

Georgetown is a former colonial city on the island of Penang in Malaysia. The old town is lined with colonial-era buildings and and the entire inner city is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. Traditional cafes here are kopi tiam style, which offer a simple food menu and a place to chat with friends. They […]

Hotel Review: Friendship Motel, Georgetown – Penang

Hotel Name: Friendship Motel Address: 20 Penang Street, George Town, Malaysia I stayed at the Friendship Motel in Penang. This hotel is not far from the action of Little India in historic Georgetown. I walked in and booked a room myself, though you can also book it online. Like most properties in Georgetown, the hotel […]

Hotel Review: New Asia Heritage Hotel, Georgetown – Penang

Hotel Name: New Asia Heritage Hotel Address: 110 Jalan Pintal Tali, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia I stayed at the New Asia Heritage Hotel in Georgetown, Penang. I was already in Georgetown looking around for some different places to stay and I was curious about this hotel. I had walked by it before and I was attracted […]

Mypintu – a homestay-style guesthouse in Georgetown – Penang

Guesthouse Name: Mypintu Address: 36 Leith Street, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia I stayed at the Mypintu Guesthouse in Georgetown, Penang. I booked online and picked it out for its price and location, which is in the World Heritage area of Georgtown. If you are unfamiliar with Penang then read this guide on where to stay in […]

Guesthouse Review: Xaviers Lodge @ Muntri Street – Penang

Guesthouse Name: Xaviers Lodge @ Muntri Street Address: No. 27, Jalan Muntri, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia I stayed at the Xaviers Lodge @ Muntri Street in Penang. Xaviers is a backpacker guesthouse of which there are many of this type in Georgetown. I got a single room with fan for $10 USD which I booked online. […]

Where to stay in Penang

Penang is state in Malaysia that includes the island of Penang and the strip of adjacent land on the peninsula. For most visitors when they say they are going to Penang they are going to Georgetown, on the the northeast tip of Penang island (Pulau Pinang). [Georgetown in relation to Pulau Pinang and the state […]

Hotel Review: Link Hotel, Penang – Malaysia

Hotel Name: Link Hotel Address: 90 Jalan Rangoon, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia. I stayed at the Link Hotel in Penang, Malaysia. I booked it online for the rate of $12.60 USD for one night, which is great value – even by Penang standards. I think this deal was a combination of being an Agoda deal and […]

Guesthouse Review: Just Inn, Georgetown Penang – Malaysia

Guesthouse Name: Just Inn Address: 155,157 & 159, Lebuh Carnarvon, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia I stayed at the Just Inn in Georgetown, Penang. I walked in off the street and got a single room with shared bathroom for 40 MYR ($10.25 USD). The Just Inn is a budget guesthouse of the style that is popular with […]

Hotel Review: Star Lodge, Penang – Malaysia

Hotel Name: Star Lodge Address: 39 Lebuh Muntri, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia I stayed at the Star Lodge in Georgetown Penang. I have stayed here before and have found it to be a reliable cheap guesthouse in Penang so I walked in off the street and booked a room. The last time I was here I […]