From Chiang Mai To Penang

 

I actually wrote this post out weeks ago, but something stopped me from posting it for quite some time. In fact, you may have been wondering why it’s been a few weeks since my last update; well, there’s a good reason. Since my last post, we moved from Chiang Mai to Penang, Malaysia, and I have to be honest, it’s been somewhat of a bumpy transition.

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Thanin Market (Siriwattana) & Mini Market Haul

 

Instead of buying my food (especially my fruit and veggies!) at the expensive supermarket near my apartment, I really wanted to go to a local market and buy produce that I knew would be cheaper, would come wrapped in less plastic, and would support local businesses. However, the man at my front desk told me it was too far to walk. “Challenge accepted” I said to myself.

 

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Using A Rice Cooker For The First Time (& Shopping In The Rain)

 

Can you believe I got to the age of 33 without ever using a rice cooker? Um…yep. Not so strange when you think about it, because we always had a cooktop at home and boiled the rice in a saucepan. But not having a cooktop in our apartment, a rice cooker was a must. So I took myself out on a rainy night to get one.

 

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The Sunday Night Walking Street, Chiang Mai

 

It’s highly likely if you’ve even just looked up things to do in Chiang Mai, you’ve probably heard about the Sunday Night Walking Street. It’s reputation is justified! On my first Sunday night in Chiang Mai I took a trip to the market with a few other travel bloggers to check it out.

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Adjusting To Life In Chiang Mai (Highs and Lows)

 

As I mentioned in my previous post, my first week in Chiang Mai was a bit bumpy; not because there was anything wrong with Chiang Mai but because I was processing some of my feelings after being scammed twice in Bangkok and also because I was missing my husband. So this video actually started out as a regular vlog but some other emotions came up.

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