You really do not need a guide to explore the many amazing murals and interactive pieces of street art in Penang, Malayasia. The old town is a treasure chest of incredible artwork! Below I’ve put together a small walking tour of our favourite “off the beaten path” street art in Georgetown, Penang. Link to our walking Map: https://embed.alpacamaps.com/journey/c4c4ddc5-42cd-11e9-9d43-024bc0398b11/default You really do not need a plan, you just need a large bottle of water and some good walking shoes to explore […]
From Kek Lok Si we decided to walk to Penang Hill, another iconic spot to visit whilst on Penang Island! The walk was super hot, but only took about 30 minutes. Make sure to lather up on the sun screen and carry water! You can also take the bus from KOMTAR to reach Penang Hill (the cost is approx 3RMB).
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So, this post will predominantly be photos. Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang is so photogenic, and we took way too many pictures and stayed there for most of a morning!!
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Our first impression of Georgetown was certainly that the street art scene was going to be excellent! On the walk to our hostel we saw so many amazing street art pieces!
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Day two in Malaysia we made the journey from Kuala Lumpur to the Northern Island of Penang. You can take a bus or a train to make this journey, we opted for the train.
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Link to our walking map: https://embed.alpacamaps.com/journey/3627c3e7-42e1-11e9-9d43-024bc0398b11/default We started out our day in Chinatown, checking out all the neighbourhood temples. I have always wanted to see a South India inspired Hindu temple, and the Sri Mahamariamman Temple in Kuala Lumpur is beautifully built in that style. This temple was built in 1873 and is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur. Also, right across the street from the beautiful Hindu Temple there is a Taoist Temple, Guan Di . There is […]
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Hanging out in the Incheon Airport Asia, oh how we love Asia! Nothing compares to having a beer on a plastic stool at the roadside. NOTHING. We were so excited to head back to Malaysia in April 2018! We brought along a special guest, our sister Beth, to show her just how amazing plastic stool beer can be!! We departed Toronto Pearson Air Port at 12:40pm with a 14 hour and 7 hour flight ahead of us! For Beth, this […]
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We set our alarms for 6am, but were awoken by the 5am call to prayer, and decided to stay awake and head out to explore as much of Istanbul as we could see during our 26 hour stop over. Here is our walking tour route (for some reason it wont allow me to embed it): https://goo.gl/maps/ZMHXzARcChJ2 We started off at Hagia Sophia Mosque and watched as the sun slowly rose over the city. The view is spectacular from this high […]
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First thing I should probably mention is that in order to visit Turkey, most people will have to acquire a visa. As Canadian passport holders, we were able to get our visa issued online ( https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ ). You should check about the requirements for your specific nationality, because when we visited Turkey in 2017, we met an American tourist that told us that American citizens were being temporarily barred from entering Turkey, even if they had acquired a visa. This […]
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