Welcome to this week’s edition of Sunday Snapshot. As I get closer to my departure to Southeast Asia (Sep 7th), I am spending a lot of time looking through old travel photos and making plans for my return. There are a couple cities/countries I hope to revisit during my upcoming trip, and Penang, Malaysia is one of those places.
I first visited Penang on a visa run from Thailand. During that trip I met Christine Gilbert of Almost Fearless and Dave Dean from What’s Dave Doing. We drank, we ate Indian food, and Dave & I hitchhiked at 1am to get back to our respective hostels after having dinner with Christine and her family. A year or so later I returned to Penang, staying with an expat family for a couple months, gorging myself on Indian food, taking cooking classes, and exploring the city.
I have visited Penang a few times since that first visit, and each time I go, I fall for the city a little more. Penang’s Georgetown neighbourhood is a mish-mash of cultures, and some of the best Indian food in the city can be found there; it’s almost the oldest part of the city, making for interesting architecture and random shops.