The search made us walk all over the streets of Georgetown in Penang, Malaysia. We spent hours scouring through different streets, walking under the hot, sweltering sun, testing our patience with each other as we navigate our ways through the same streets again and again in search of more street art.
We armed ourselves with a map, these street art locations conveniently mapped out and duly crossing out each one as we found it. It took us all over Georgetown but the sun, the humidity and the long walks eventually took a toll on us. The search became routine – find one, take photos, cross out on the map and move on to the next one. Took a much needed break and continued on for more.
And then, I gave in. I gave up.
All I wanted to do was to go back to our hotel and stay there for the next few hours. I was tired, sweaty and getting darker the longer I was in the sun.
But then, a roadside vendor beckoned to us and said, “There’s one more inside the coffeeshop!”
Curiosity lured us in and we found one not on our map.
It surprised us to find out that we didn’t really have the most updated map of these street art in Georgetown after all.
We ended up back at the hotel right after that.
What do you usually search for when you are overseas? Have you ever given up or gotten frustrated on a search when overseas? Please do share! 🙂