Phuket Thailand

Last week Nathan had one of many holidays off of work.  This time it was for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.  We decided to take advantage of the extra time off of work and take a quick trip to Phuket, Thailand. Phuket is one of the first trips a lot of expats first make…

Chinatown and Street Art

Georgetown has a couple of enclaves that you can explore on foot if you want to brave the heat. Two of them are Little India and Chinatown.  The are right next to each other and couldn’t be more different. Little India still a neighborhood where locals live, work, and go to shop.  It is really chaotic, there are…

Let’s Talk About Food

Penang is know for it’s food.  In fact it is a travel destination for the rest of Southeast Asia just for it’s food.  Warning  this is probably not the last time I will write about food. There is just so much that is good here. There is one major factor that makes Penang such a foodie…

Lion Dancers

We received our  long term rental car last week.  It is a Honda Civic, it is a much better experience than the first car.  Now that we have a real car rather than a riding lawn mower with doors.  We are much more confident about getting out and about.  The haze is still pretty bad…

Today I drove.

Today I drove for the first time since being in Malaysia.  It was terrifying.  I cried.  Then I drove again and it wasn’t as bad, I didn’t cry, I consider that a step up. Let me tell you about last weekend first.  This is the first time Nathan had driven here (there is a shuttle…

The Grocery Store……..

The grocery store is a necessary evil of everyday life.  I don’t believe it to be anyone’s favorite place, unless you have just fled the house after your husband gets home for work because you cannot take one more whine from your kid. Then it is the greatest place on the planet – wait no…

Living Spaces

We are unpacked and sort of organized.  It is certainly a work in progress, but I thought I would show you the living spaces in our condo.  The living and dinning areas are pretty standard, but I think you will find the kitchen quite interesting.  So here we go!   Before I start posting pictures…