I found another excellent base of operations to add to my global list.
While I didn’t actually move to Penang — at least not in any permanent sense, we did make a base of operations here for the first time in November when we moved up from Johor Bahru.
Penang is an island that was a former British colony, and the place has pretty much everything you really need — multiple, overlapping layers of culture, an educated population, grade-A cafes, places with history, places with stories … and more public events this side of India.
For the next two months we would stay in Penang — well, besides a short trip that I made to Hong Kong.
In the 18 or so years that I’ve been traveling around the world, Penang proved to be one of the best bases of operations that I’ve found yet.