If you haven’t been watching the news, there are political protests going on in Thailand right now. The protesters in Phuket took over the airport and train station, which means I am sort of stranded in Penang for at least another day. Even Bangkok is shut down, so that isn’t an option either.
I’ve contacted the place I’m staying at, and they are understanding. I think they are probably really pissed off. Even if you are sympathetic with what the protesters want (and I can’t really say I understand what is going on, even if I know the facts surrounding it) destroying your economy hardly seems to be a good way to go about getting political change.
On the plus side, I have a free, fast internet connection at the place I’m staying tonight, so hopefully I have my photos from KL and Penang uploaded.