Ready. Set. Summer. Solstice.
Food makes travel so exceptional, because you get to taste what it’s actually supposed to taste like. To eat the real Pad Thai or finally have a proper curry is something pretty amazing. ~Meghan Markle, Duchess Of Sussex
Established as an entrepôt by Francis Light of the British East India Company in 1786, George Town was the first British settlement in Southeast Asia. Together with Singapore and Malacca, George Town formed part of the Straits Settlements, which became a British crown colony in 1867. It was subjugated by Japan during World War II, before being recaptured by the British at war’s end. Shortly before Malaya attained independence from the British in 1957, George Town was declared a city by Queen Elizabeth II, making it the first city in the country’s modern history. Hence, the colonial architectural reference.. (see photos). Due to the intermingling of the various ethnicities and religions that arrived on its shores, George Town acquired a large eclectic assortment of colonial and Asian architectural styles. It also gained a reputation as Malaysia’s gastronomic capital for its distinct and ubiquitous street food. Moreover, the city hosts unique cultural heritage, such as the Peranakans whose legacies are still visible on Penang’s architecture and cuisine.
Today, George Town is Malaysia’s most vital medical tourism hub, receiving approximately half of the nation’s medical tourists.(see photo). The city, home to numerous Malaysian and international banks, has evolved into the financial centre of northern Malaysia.
One’s destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things. ~Henry Miller.
Travel opens the mind and the soul to what exists afar.~Dr. Shelly Cameron
Travel comes with excitement, enjoyment, rest and relaxation (hopefully), backed by flight and ground transportation coordinates. Traveling with kids attract that little extra! But here’s why I travel with my kids especially during the summer. It’s to expose them to cultures across the world. To open their minds to the possibilities that exist. As a child, my mom taught me to be limitless. So I want the same for my kids. I want them to be able to have a conversation with anyone, to develop their intelligence, and to be future leaders.
So yes, traveling with kids takes a little more effort, but its well worth it!
My family and I got the travel bug. It’s time to plan an epic adventure! We learnt from an early age that traveling is insightful and enjoyable. This year we experienced a hectic winter and spring. Thank God for job security in the insurance claims industry, but we are still recovering from Hurricane Irma.
That said. there are different types of trips we can getaway to enjoy. There are:
- The Famous girls trip
- Father-son trips
- Extended family trips
- Mom and the boys trip
- Mother-daughter trips
- Solo trips
- Couples trips
So many different trips! So which do you dare to take this Summer? What’s your plan?
Baobab is the common name of a genus of trees (Adansonia). There are nine species. Six species live in the drier parts of Madagascar, two in mainland Africa, one in Australia and three in India, Ranchi. The Baobab is the national tree of Madagascar.
Traveling to these mainlands? Dont Disappear without a fair.