I am writing from Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia (northwest part of the country). I met Dave in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia last week and we have had a great time together! I will be posting more stories and pictures soon.
Dave and I have decided to fly to Chiang Mai, Thailand tomorrow instead of working our way up through the south isthmus of Thailand. Chiang Mai is way up in the north of Thailand. We were able to get plane tickets there for about US $145 each.
And we are planning to meet some friends that we met in KL for New Years in Bangkok. So we will work our way south from Chiang Mai to Bangkok during the rest of December.