Penangs Top Places

Penangs Top Places

Exactly one year ago today, we left tropical Malaysia to trade it for a dry spot on the sunny coast of Spain. Crazy how time flies- can’t believe it has already been a year since we moved. A year in which so much happened- New work, new home, new friends, new baby… you think it gets easier after the third move in a new country but to be honest, this time felt the most challenging. I never spend a thought on it that it could be harder because like I said it was already the third time and on top of it, we moved to Europe so why worry. But living in Southeast Asia for whole 7 years is not something you forget- the land, the food and especially the people. These have definitely been my mostly formative years even if some things drove me crazyyyy – just to name a few like organizing a wedding where shortly before your guests fly in, half of the hotel is still under construction or that you have an urgent water leakage and the plumber never shows up, same like the friend you wanted to meet for breakfast. But at the end it always came back to this feeling of absolute freedom and somehow everything felt possible, even if it might took a bit longer.

Don’t get me wrong I love Spain. And it feels nice to be back in a space which is more organized and less messy. And so much closer to family. But looking back, it feels like I left a piece of me behind. So today I am taking you down memory lane and reveal some of my absolute favorite spots on Penang. If you ever have the chance to visit this little Island gem in the western part of Malaysia, do it.
Here my top places

FOOD

Real Foods
This place is situated in the Straits Quay Marina, a nice promenade filled with pubs and restaurants. Always pretty crowed on the weekend but worth a trip. Real Foods is owned by a lovely Chinese family who offer a full range of local, chinese and western food – all vegetarian and mostly vegan. They bake fresh almost every day and their vegan cinnamon buns are just mindblowing. So are their cake and bread creations. Due to the location a bit pricier than others, but totally worth a visit (or more). Since we only lived a 5 minute walk away, this was our weekend go to.

Yi ke shu
Located in Tanjung Tokong near Tenby School. Less known among expats and therefore much cheaper compared to other places. Their menu is completely vegan and super yummy. What I loved most is, that they only offer local dishes.

Wheelers
This was our absolute favorite breakfast spot! They are located on Love Lane in Georgetown (close to Mugshot Café). Their vegan sandwich and sweet potato fries are just out of this world. And their almond cappuccino is to die for!

Sushi kitchen
I don`t lie when I say they make the best sushi on the whole planet! Their whole menu is plant based and they also offer take away which is ideal for movie nights. They are located at Gurney Plaza Mall.

Wholey wonder
Located a bit further outside of Georgetown, at HinBusDepot. But definitely worth the trip and traffic. HBD offers weekly Sunday Pop-up markets which are best combined with indulging delicious food at Wholey Wonder. Or join a daily yoga session at their tiny yoga studio situated just on top of the café.

And don’t forget to indulge in Little India’s colorful and tasty cuisine which stalls are open 24/7 and are spread across the whole Quarter located in Georgetown. Best doshas on the planet (outside of India).

YOGA

Wholey wonder (Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga) Sunalini Yoga (Iyengar) The Space Penang (Prenatal, kids, restorative)

WELLBEING

Sifu Reflexology (Georgetown)
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TODDLER YOGA

TODDLER YOGA

Hello beautiful momma.

Do you know this moment, when you could finally put your toddler down for a nap, you unroll your mat, sit down, take a deep breath and then you hear. . .“MOMMY“!

This is the moment where your mind will probably goes: Oh great. That`s it for today! BUT don`t roll your mat up just yet, mama! Because it just means you can`t practice alone. But you can practice together even if this means you have to minimize or adjust your practice according to your toddler. And if you allow them to anticipate, I promise you will be amazed on how much you can actually do TOGETHER. Further you aid their natural development of movement and increase their own body awareness while you bond with your child on a whole new level. Allowing them to join your practice is also the best way to cultivate their own mindfulness as well promote an active lifestyle from early days on.

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PUMPKIN SYRUP

PUMPKIN SYRUP

The season I truly miss since living in the tropics, is autumn. When I put on my boots and trudge through streets, colorful wrapped in leaves of all shapes and sizes. The time when I crave to wear my rain coat and jump in every puddle I see. Thinking of this season I also want to soak in my bathtub, sip hot tea and warm my feet in front of the fire place. So to hover in this feeling of coziness, I made this delicious recipe which I love and I am sure you will too  (if you like pumpkins).

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SETTING INTENTIONS for 2018

SETTING INTENTIONS for 2018

ting intentions. This is a really wonderful tradition, through out the year. Still, at the very last day of the year everything seems to get more meaning. We are more sentimental about our dreams and wishes and everything seems to suddenly be possible which brings a very special energy with it. The feeling of a clean slate, a fresh start. The feeling we can start over with whatever feels not right. But maybe it`s also the realization that time is moving faster than we think. Maybe we still find ourselves in the same space we already wanted to change for so long. So here is your time. Make use of this transition. 2018 as another shot, a different opportunity to create the life you truly wanna live in. Even if I think we shouldn`t wait all the way towards the end to perform this action. Further more seeing every day like this. A new sunrise. A new wake up. A new chance.

 

I love making lists and always have. But sometimes I tend to be too perfectionist in things that doesn`t really matter. So here is my raw and unfiltered version of intentions for this upcoming year. With all the BIG and small things. I mainly copied them out of my journal so here we go:

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TUMERIC LATTE

TUMERIC LATTE

My absolute favorite right now. Especially during the rainy season which is the only kind of winter you get here in Malaysia. My first Tumeric Latte I had years back in a tiny little Coffee shop in Bali.. since then it got me. But not just me it seems. More and more this ancient recipe conquers the coffee shops all over the world.

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