Despite being a bustling place, Penang still retained the laid back island feel that caused us to slow down more than we did in Hong Kong and even Chiang Mai. We didn’t feel the need to see or do a lot. Fortunately, our apartment rental was gorgeous and self sufficient with a beach, pool, tennis courts and a large playground. So, aside from a few excursions into George Town, we just hung out around the apartment and ate in the neighborhood.
Our very short to-do list in Penang gave us a lot of time to spend together as a family.
We took time to lounge.
We took time to talk.
We took time to get in shape.
We took time to play.
And of course, we took time to eat.
We said our goodbyes to Penang this afternoon and are now in Kuala Lumpur. The energy of the city already feels overwhelming after our island escape. We don’t yet have an agenda here, but can already feel the pull to see and do more. Despite this, I hope that we still find time to lounge, talk, stay in shape and play. Oh, and eat!