Some of my friends wondered why I did not blog much about my trip to Penang last month. Well, truth be told, while Penang is a great place, there’s not really much for me to talk about. I mean… I went there for a second honeymoon…(well, I considered that as one), and what I did there last month is not exactly for public’s knowledge.
There is not much to tell, really… I can’t even boast about where I stay as I choose to stay in a guesthouse instead of splurging in Hard Rock Hotel and whatnot.
You see, I don’t exactly go for luxurious stuff… I feel much more comfortable when traveling on a shoestring, and to me, I can experience a whole lot more when I choose to stay in places where backpackers stay.
This is where I stay at last month in Batu Ferringhi. It’s a guest house for backpackers, operated by a friendly Chinese family. It’s located just opposite the beach, and boy… it was a real heaven for me.
It doesn’t even take a minute for me to walk over to the beach from this guest house.
TV is only available in the livingroom, and guests are allowed to do their own cooking in the guest house’s kitchen.
Below is how my room looks like.
There’s nothing for me to complain about this place. It’s clean, comfortable and homey. I’m quite an insomniac, but when I was staying there, I had no difficulties sleeping. I was lulled by the sound of the waves outside. I was completely at peace.
Th AC is old, but it’s really cold, even during the hottest day. So no complain here either.
Baba Guest House is surprisingly clean… even the bathroom is squeaky clean, and I’d any day choose to stay here than in those expensive 5 star hotels.
It cost Rm100 per night in an air-cond room with bathroom en suite. There’s no TV, but why the hell would I need an idiot box when I don’t watch TV anymore, anyway? I’m more to an outdoor girl… so having an idiot box in the room is just a waste as I won’t be turning it on at all.
This guest house provides FREE WIFI, though, so it’s great for travelers who wants to keep in touch with their family and whatnot through the Internet while they are on vacation.
Thank you, Baba and family for being such a wonderful host. I really enjoyed my stay in Ferringhi, and I really hope to stay with you again. (keeping my finger crossed)
Cleffairy: I Prefer to travel like a backpacker.