Where Did You Sleep Last Night – Penang Malaysia with Ali’s Adventures

Where Did You Sleep Last Night – Penang Malaysia with Ali’s Adventures

I have admired so many long term travelers and travel bloggers since starting With Husband In Tow.  I am always amazed at both how similar they are to us, and how different they travel from us.  In the first in a series of guest blog posts, I ask some of my favorite bloggers Where Did You Sleep Last Night?  My goal, to gather more varied travel tips from travelers, and to learn about destinations all over the globe.  The first in our series, Ali Garland! Follow Ali’s Adventures on Twitter and Facebook.  Here, we learn about Penang Malaysia with Ali’s Adventures. Who are you? I’m Ali, an American expat living most of the year in Freiburg, Germany. On my blog Ali’s Adventures, I write about my travels, life as an expat, and all the mistakes my husband and I are making in our new lifestyle we call Beyond Vacation. I enjoy sharing my personal travel experiences with others, plus destination info, how much we spent and other advice. On my other blog, Travel Made Simple, I aim at showing new travelers how to travel and how to overcome their travel-related fears. Tell us More About Your Beyond Vacation Lifestyle? The idea behind Beyond Vacation is to have a life filled with more travel, potentially working on the road, and spending more time in one place. It’s not about taking a long vacation, it’s about making travel part of life. But sometimes it’s hard to remember that means we need to slow down. We want to be in a different place, experience the food and culture, and enjoy the change...
Food Tour Malaysia

Food Tour Malaysia

I feel like I know the food scene in Malaysia fairly well, a country that blends Indian, Chinese, and Malay influences so perfectly.  But, when an opportunity came up to take a foodie walking tour of the city, I figured why not? I expected the tour to cover the basics of the foods I already knew, like roti canai, teh tarik, and nasi kandar, but hoped for at least a few surprises.  By the end of the day, though, I had tried a bunch of things I had never tasted before and better understood the neighborhoods where we have walked numerous times before. Kuala Lumpur’s Little India We met our guide, Charles, at the Bangsar LRT station, and took the back roads into Little India, after stopping for a refreshing sugar cane juice at the train station.  He explained some of the cultural and historical background of the neighborhood, immediately demonstrating the tour had more to offer than just food.  At 11:30 in the morning, a few stalls were already setting up for the rotating night markets that are a center piece of each neighborhood around KL, for at least one night a week.  I had no idea there were night markets that rotated around the city. We walked through Little India, as the festival of lights, Deepavali, approached, and Charles explained the flower market, the produce market, and brought us to try tasty fried treats, which had always intimidated me, but now seemed more approachable and understandable.  We stopped at a South Indian curry stall that had been set up temporarily for the holiday, in what is usually...