Left the rain forest with all the clients, still alive and in one piece. They were grateful that I had made stops at convenience stores to stock up on alcohol before our stay at the ‘dry’ rain forest lodge. I think most of them needed a drink last night after all that trekking. Arrived in Penang in time for dinner. Our hotel is right in the thick of it and next to the night market. The hotel rooms are noisy and I have already changed 5 rooms for clients who have complained. Today is the Hindu festival of Deepwali so there are a lot of festivities and fireworks. I went with there girls from the office for dinner – we went to the food court which is a great place. Lots of small stands selling various types of food, all freshly cooked and served on plastic plates and VERY cheap.