(Literally) Stuck in Penang

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.

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  1. Chere says:

    Hi, nice post :)

    Penang is really an amazing historical place to visit in Malaysia. I visited once and feel like visiting again :) All the buildings, temples, architecture.. everything is just amazing …

    I put up some information about Penang Travel Blog in my blog . Please visit and have some comments .. Hopefully I will visit Penang soon :)

    cheers …

  2. ChinaMatt says:

    Penang is a great place. I can definitely think of worse places to be stuck. I do hope things get sorted out in Thailand soon.

  3. Nathan D says:

    You should start a “Brushes with National Political Unrest” count on your sidebar…

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