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Travel Photo Thursday — 24/7/14 — Penang’s Street Cats

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Destinations, Malaysia, Penang, Travel Photo Thursday | 20 comments

Here we are for week 186 of  Travel Photo Thursday, welcome! I’m pretty much settled here in Penang, adjusting to the tropical heat, and enjoying the sights and sounds of the island. This week I want to share with you a couple of shots of Penang’s street cats. Have a look!

 

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Probably not what you are expecting…:)

 

 

Penang Street Art

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This one has a very Japanese “feel”, to me. I think it’s the little figures surrounding the cat. Would love to get a shot without the motorcycles. Hopefully I’ll get back that way again before I leave.

 

 

Penang Cat

 

 

That’s my trishaw driver in the first shot. He loved posing with the murals, and was fantastic model. Hiring a trishaw is a great way to explore Georgetown, and visit the colorful murals scattered throughout. An hour will cost you only 40 Malaysian ringgits (approx. $12.00US).

You’ll find these two “street cats” on  Lebuh Armenian, one of Georgetown’s more popular streets.

Have you explored Georgetown in a trishaw? What did you think?

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Penang: Hokkein Mee for Foodie Tuesday

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Food, Foodie Tuesday, Malaysia, Penang | 4 comments

Posting to Foodie Tuesday at Inside Journeys. If you want to have a peek at past Foodie Tuesday posts, here you go.

Busing it in to Georgetown on my first full day in Penang, out of the corner of my eye I see a side street will food carts. They seemed to be calling “Nancie Nancie, we want you”. Off the bus, and I discover that I’m at the Kuntan Road Market. Being a little on the late side, quite a few of the stalls have finished serving, but my eyes light up when I see a sign for Hokkein Mee. I know for sure that is often listed as one of the ten “must try” hawker foods in Penang. I’m game!

Penang Hawker Dishes

 

The main ingredient is on of my favorites, prawn. In addition, your bowl will include chicken or pork, and water spinach in a rich broth. Red pepper paste can give it a nice zing, if you so desire. Of course, you can’t forget the noodles! I’ve seen photos of some Hokkein Mee with boiled egg slices. Mine didn’t include the egg, so I’ll have to look for that next time.

 

(The chef was kind enough to pose for a photo!)

 

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And here it is….(I love the blue cutlery!)

 

Hokkein Mee

 

The amount of zing I wanted was totally up to me, and I went for SPICY! What an explosion of flavor and heat! I wasn’t sure if the sweat on my brow was from the Penang heat, or the red pepper paste; probably a bit of both!

This was my first ever taste of Hokkein Mee, but it won’t be my last.

Thankfully, I didn’t have to do the washing up :)

 

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A bowl of this deliciousness will set you back 3.50 Malaysian Ringgits ($1.10US.

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Travel Photo Thursday — 7/17/14 — Georgetown Glimpses

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Destinations, Malaysia, Penang, Travel Photo Thursday | 28 comments

Welcome to week 186 of Travel Photo Thursday. Arriving bleary eyed after almost 24 hours of no sleep, I managed to find my hotel and literally fell into bed. The hotel was a quick stop. At noon I was picked up by my Airbnb host and whisked off to the condominium that will be my home away from home for the next 5 weeks. More sleep, and by yesterday I was ready to venture out to find the bus and head to Georgetown. Having been here previously, I am familiar with some of the sites, but as how to get from here to there, not so much. It was a fun day wandering around with my camera, and here are a few shots of the day.

 

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My day started with a delicious bowl of Hokkein Mei, from a local street vendor. A must try dish in Penang, and very flavorful. The vendor was kind enough to put the spice in the spoon, which was promptly added to the bowl, and added just the right amount of heat! Don’t you love the blue cutlery?

 

 

Hokkein Mee

 

 

Penang has become known for its street art. Love this one on Georgetown’s Queen Street.

 

 

Bad Hay Day in Penang

 

 

These two sisters were off somewhere with their big bags.  I’m assuming they were off to sell at the market. They enjoyed having their photos taken, but were a little shy to talk.

 

Younger Sister, Penang

Penang Girl

 

 

Finally, the “Treat Man”…no need to walk to the store, he comes to you.

 

The Treat Man

 
Lots more to come from Penang, over the coming weeks. Have you been to Penang? What was your favorite thing to do here?

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