I fell in love with Georgetown in 2014 when I found a bus that took me from Krabi, Thailand, to Penang, Malaysia en-route to Kuala Lumpur where I knew I could find a cheap(er) flight to Europe. I had intended to stay 4 nights, but left on day 12.
When G found a cheap flight from Yangon to Penang on the date that our Myanmar visas would expire, I yelled "book it!" Myanmar was beautiful, but it wasn't comfortable traveling. The cafes, galleries, and food courts of Georgetown were calling me back.