Penang Island, Malaysia is a culturally rich destination with plenty to see and do, and it’s remarkably kid-friendly too. It’s focus on education, culture, and arts offers travelers something a little deeper than just gorgeous landscapes, cocktails at the beach, and bargains at the markets.
That’s right, I was a patient at this internationally famous private hospital, located in Bangkok, Thailand, but arriving there, I felt much more like its hotel guest.
About two days ago on the tiny island of Gili Air in Indonesia, I walked down a set of concrete steps that led from our beach bungalow’s restaurant to the ocean and slipped–flying into the air, cartoon-style, and slamming into the edge of a step with the back of my head. POW!
Ah… being in a first world country again (in this case, Singapore) after almost eight months in third world (developing) countries has been surprisingly refreshing!
If you are considering a visit to Vietnam, don’t hesitate. Our family’s three-month stay there turned out to be one of the most enriching experiences of our travels in Southeast Asia.