Travel Photo Thursday

Traditional Medical Hall in Penang for Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Destinations, Featured, Malaysia, Penang, Travel Photo Thursday | 5 comments

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Traditional medical halls are alive and well in Penang; dispensing a seemingly endless supply of Chinese herbs and remedies. Welcome to the 199th edition of Travel Photo Thursday (10/30/14). This week I am taking you on a virtual tour of Poh Aun Tong Medical Hall, located on Campbell Street in Penang’s Georgetown.

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Strolling along Campbell Street, taking in the sights, I was intrigued when I came across the Poh Aun Tong Medical Hall, and decided to wander in and have a quick peek.

 

Customer at Poh Aun Tong Medical Hall

 

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Penang’s Quirky Street Art for Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Destinations, Featured, Malaysia, Penang, Travel Photo Thursday | 31 comments

Penang’s Quirky Street Art for Travel Photo Thursday…

This Travel Photo Thursday I want to introduce you to some of Penang’s quirky street art, found in historic Georgetown. Welcome to our 198th week.I hope you have as much fun looking at this art, as I did taking the photos. So often when I was taking these shots I would just stand back and say WHY. Then I would let my imagination run away.

You can check out more Penang street art HERE.

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All of these shots were taken when I was wandering the streets of downtown Georgetown with camera in hand. There is definitely a photo behind every corner in Georgetown, and many of them are on the walls of the area’s oldest buildings. The best quirky street art I found was when I just let my feet guide me.

So, what exactly are these two doing? Look to the left under the umbrella and you’ll the word “polis” peaking out. Is this a suggestion that they should be called, or were they lounging hidden away under the umbrella taking a breather from the midday sun? :) The man seems to really want that bucket!

 

Penang's quirky street art

Penang’s quirky street art

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Penang’s Butterfly Farm for Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Destinations, Featured, Malaysia, Penang, Travel Photo Thursday | 52 comments

Penang Butterfly Farm for Travel Photo Thursday…

Welcome to the 197th week of Travel Photo Thursday. Last week we were at the Tropical Fruit Farm, this week we’re hanging with the butterflies. Let me tell you, fruit is so much easier to photograph than butterflies!

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The Butterfly farm is along the same route as the Tropical Fruit Farm, but not as far. If you are traveling by public transport, the 101 bus will take you almost to the door. Just ask the driver to let you off.

A friendly welcome…

 

Penang Butterfly Farm

Penang Butterfly Farm

 

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Travel Photo Thursday – 10/09/14 – Penang: Tropical Fruit Farm

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in Destinations, Featured, Food, Malaysia, Penang, Travel Photo Thursday | 41 comments

Welcome to the 196th week of Travel Photo Thursday. You know this weekly blog link up is more reliable than my Internet connection! I have been, once again, with spotty service today. Fingers crossed that I am not going to kicked off before I get this post finished and published.

I don’t remember Penang’s Tropical Fruit Farm from my previous visits. However, I’m pleased to say that it is a great way to spend a morning or afternoon. The guides are knowledgeable, and after learning about the fruit (and a few nuts), visitors sit and feast on unlimited fresh fruit! I was in Penang during fruit season, so it was cheap and plentiful.  Here’s the farm…

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The Tropical Fruit Farm is located in the vicinity of Batu Ferringhi. If you have a car, easy to get there. If you’re relying on public transportation, it’s a little trickier, but doable. I’ll give you all the details at the end.

The first fruit we were introduced to was the Bengal currant. I took photos of most of the signs, because I knew that I would not remember all of this stuff! The currants intrigued me, because they had been in a dish that I had eaten a few days earlier. At that time, I had no idea what they were, but I liked the combination of tart and sweet.

Tropical Fruit Farm, Penang

Tropical Fruit Farm, Penang

Tropical Fruit Farm, Penang

Tropical Fruit Farm, Penang

 

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Thailand: A Bangkok Quickie

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Bangkok, Destinations, Thailand, Travel Photo Thursday | 17 comments

Thailand: A Bangkok Quickie…

Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday. Hard to believe we are at week 195! I am on the fly again this week. My best intentions flew out the window this week, and now here I am at almost 8pm just getting Travel Photo Thursday “out the door”. On my way back from Penang this past summer I had a sixteen hour layover in Bangkok. I cannot tell you how excited I was. I hadn’t been to Bangkok in at least two years, and the last time I was there was just after the riots and the burning of Central World. What was on my mind? Shopping, massage, and food…pretty much in that order. I headed to Central World, which the last time I was there was still burnt out, with plywood sheets covering the burnt out windows.  My heart was warmed to see all the changes and rebuilding.

 

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First thing I wanted to do was a bit of shopping. There were a couple of things I wanted, like my favorite soap and body lotion, and I was hoping to find an outfit to spruce up the fall semester. First I had to stop for a shot on my way from the Skytrain to Central World. This IS Bangkok. Love it or hate it! I don’t think there is an in-between.

 

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More Deliciousness From Penang for Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Destinations, Malaysia, Penang, Travel Photo Thursday | 25 comments

More Deliciousness from Penang…

Welcome to week 195 of Travel Photo Thursday. It seems that I have been neglecting the blog lately, but neglect is not really the right word. There were a couple of weeks where I simply couldn’t sit for long, without bringing on severe back pain. Thankfully, lots of walking and making a conscience effort to not sit for such long stretches seems to have fixed the problem. Of course,  you’ve all heard the woes of my bad Internet connection. That seems to be solved, although I don’t think my provider has done anything about my neighbor poaching his Internet access from me! Lastly, and this has been keeping me very busy for the past couple of weeks. I’ve launched a new business with a friend of mine. We’ve combined our talents and this past Monday launched Bargain Book Covers. We offer a Kindle ebook cover service at affordable prices. You simple choose a photo from our galleries, or provide your own, and one of our graphic designers will design your book cover at a very affordable price. Needless to say, it’s been an exciting week! All that explaining has made me hungry, and I am taking you back to the Pearly’s kitchen at the Penang Home Cooking School to give a peek at the final dish we prepared during my delicious day at Penang Home Cooking School. If you missed my previous post, you can check out the delicious curry and roti jala , here.

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Our final dish was Pie Tie, and not one that I was familiar with. First, we prepared the chicken filling.

 

Pie Tie with chicken filling, Penang Home Cooking School

Pie Tie with chicken filling, Penang Home Cooking School

 

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