We are in Penang!

October 8, 2016

It has been a while – and I apologize for the neglect on here. I managed to take a spill off my scooter while we were in Thailand, and catch some sort of bug that made moving very, very painful for a few weeks. I’m feeling MUCH better now though. There are a few more posts that are still to come at a later date from our time in Thailand. Marcus, Morgan and Artie took some fabulous photos and film footage.

We made it to Penang, Malaysia (via Kuala Lumpur) about a week and a half ago. This will be our base for a bit. We’ve sub-let a lovely condo here for a few months with great internet, wonderful amenities (pools, playground, gym, sauna), and space for us all to work on the projects we need to work on. We are very grateful that the opportunity to spend some time here came up.

Penang seems to be an island of contrasts. We are staying in a very modern condo, near a large shopping mall that rivals anything we have encountered in Canada. The internet in the condo we are staying in is twice as fast as any service we could get in most of Ontario. So, Penang has very modern-urban elements to it.a_aeon

Yet, you only need to drive 10 minutes away to be in the very colonial Georgetown, where the buildings make you feel as though you have been transported a century and a half back in time.indian_food

Throughout the side-streets and alleys in Georgetown, you can find street art. This is not your typical “graffiti”. Many of them are very unique multi-media compositions and a joy to behold. Penang has a very artistic element to it.sa1

And, I just need to look out our balcony to be reminded that we share the island with a jungle as well.balcony

The island is home to those of Chinese, Malay and Indian heritage. It is very possible to hear a Muslim call to prayer in the background while you are watching a Chinese parade turn down the street. This diversity is part of what makes the food in Penang so unique and amazing.if_1

We’ve barely touched the tip of the iceberg in terms of exploring the food that Penang has to offer, and are looking forward to many more days of food adventures on the island.14492449_291689204557650_7336217619766105990_n

 

Kay Green

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Kay Green

Professionally, I am an e-learning instructional designer who breaks down the barriers of space and time in learning. Personally, I'm the Mom in the Little-Green Family, and co-planner in our adventures.

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Lois Meredith

Thanks, Kay.
Looks like you’re having a good time – but sorry about the accident and the sickness. Trust you’re continuing to feel better.
Lois

    Kay Green

    Thanks Aunt Lois,
    Neither of those things were fun – but both were temporary – and I am feeling much better – thank you.
    There are geckos here – and they are smaller here than the ones I remember in Rwanda. I seem to be developing the ability to peacefully co-exist with them (as long as they are outside anyway…;).
    Hope that all is going well for you and your travels.
    Kay

Jill palombi

Hey Everyone, looks amazing. I can not imagine the food you must all be enjoying and learning about. I have updated the kids as much as I can on your travels. Enjoy and have fun !
Happy Thanksgiving from Canada

    Kay Green

    Good to hear from you Jill! The food exploration has been a LOT of fun – and the kids have been awesome adventures with it. We find that they RT can only take so much of it though. Fortunately – we have access to some familiar food (KD and McD) for him sometimes. Hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving <3

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