German porn in Georgetown Penang

Georgetown Penang was my next stop after Kuala Lumpur. After 5 hrs on a bus then having to change buses which I was not told about we drove across the bridge to the island of Penang where the bus promptly turned left instead of right and was dropped off a mile in the opposite direction from where I needed to be and was faced with a gaggle of taxi drivers all clammering for my money to take me into Georgetown. Not a good start. I was told Penang was a must visit place and I had to face this straight away. I shared the taxi with a fellow backpacker that I had met in Kuala Lumpur so the fares was not so bad split between the two of us. After another hour I was finally dropped of at my hostel Red Inn. At the reception was a cute Asian girl who asking for my name smiled that big gorgeous smile that some Asians have and promptly told me I was not booked in. One of the worst things you can hear after half a days travel while dragging your worldly possessions on your back in near 90 degree heat and high humidity. Grabbing for my smart phone (a travelers best friend) I set about to prove her wrong by showing her the email I had proving i had booked it all online. I have never felt secure enough to just arrive in a strange town and start looking for digs.

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Not my Red Inn

Before I even got my phone out of my pocket (and I can draw it pretty fast I practice on long lonely nights) she smiled that ¬†winning smile and said it may be the other red in down the road. I walked out onto the street and sure enough there was another Red Inn about 100 meters down the road with the same red pennants outside and the same sign above the door saying……. yes you have guessed it Red Inn. I walked up to the door and there behind a very similar desk was another Asian girl exactly like the first even down to the smile. I backed out slowly so I could see both buildings. The buildings down here are not very wide so it was no mean feat to see them both. Yes red banners, yes signs above the door stating Red Inn and underneath in smaller writing one said heritage which I had tried first and the other said Penang. Penang turned out to be the right one but briefly I suspected I was on one of them comedy shows where they trick the public and then show it on national tv. She double checked on the computer and yes I was booked in for 4 nights. Brilliant.

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Finally happy at my Red Inn

So another strange town for the Hobo what do do on the night????? Food and a beer sounded good. A quick walk about showed plenty of street food places and bars selling food. After a meal and a few beers in a bar chatting to a guy who had arrived on a yacht and had an argument with his skipper I wobbled a bit the worst for wear back to the Red Inn (penang). Next doors hostel also had a bar. I hadn’t even noticed. Always time for a nightcap I thought and enquired of some guys if the next table was empty. Sure they said. In fact why not join them. Sure great idea I thought, always time for a night cap with new friends.

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Usual crowd in Georgetown

So there I was in Penang sat drinking with a group of lads, some were Danish, some were German all about half my age and all making me feel welcome when the games started. Now bear in mind it was 12pm when I bumped into these guys and I was already drunk and ready for bed so maybe it was not the best thing I could of done when one of them said “I know. Lets play a drinking game”, great I thought, “it was taught to us its called German Porn”, ok I agreed and thats about all I can remember. Apparently I wondered off about 3am for the safety of my bed and did not wake up again till 11am.

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Starting the night with a bang. It was Chinese new year after all.

The next evening the guys were sat outside the same bar/hostel as I headed out for something to eat. “Hi Gary come join us”. I checked the time it was 9pm. No way was I starting out with these guys so early. Claiming I needed money (which in fairness I did) I did a runner. I caught up with them later and yet another game of German porn ensued. Ahh Das Ist Guht! Oh yeah! Up in da A-hole! I think you had to be there. I spent most evenings with this group. More people arrived, some went, the dynamic changed but every night was still a good night. Thanks guys and gals if any of you are reading this for making an old Hobo very hungover. It was a blast. Thanks for reading.

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10 Responses to German porn in Georgetown Penang

  1. Sander says:

    Haha, Das ist gut! Nice blog Gary, it sure were good times in Penang. Have you made it to Sumatra yet?

    • Gary the Hobo says:

      Yes sat here as I type. Warm bottle of Bintang beer next to me. Not as good as Tiger. Good times. Good memories. Where are you now?

  2. Sander says:

    Sounds good to me. I’m in Singapore now, unfortunately I have to go home soon.

  3. Fouad says:

    It is not a hobo life , It is an amazing spontaneous life

    • Gary the Hobo says:

      Thanks for that Ahmed. It certainly feels like it when I get to meet people like you and the others.
      Safe travels my friend.

  4. Alex says:

    It was a lot of fun in Georgetown…..glad you survived ahaha!!

    • Gary the Hobo says:

      Hi Alex. Well its my jungles trek tomorrow lets see if I survive that. Only two days unfortunately as there is not enough real men here ;). Well not English men well not Yorkshire men. Hope you well and it was great meeting you in Georgetown. Safe travels.

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  6. Bertram says:

    Gary! Great to relive those nights in your blog. Seems like you are still enjoying the travels. Don’t remember to share the sacred game of German Pornography to fellow travellers!

    • Gary the Hobo says:

      Seems a long time ago now Bertram. May the sacred game of German Porn live on forever.

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