Sunday, April 21, 2013

Emily Comes (Back) to Penang

Eric and I were lucky enough to have our friend Emily visit us for the second time in Penang.  Last time Em was here, she and Dave were on their two month SE Asian honeymoon.  Eric and I traveled with our friends to Bali and Halong Bay, Vietnam.  This time around, Dave had to stay and work, so Em came to hang out and have a super chill vacation with us. 

We spend a few days chilling on the beach in Langkawi, where we did NOTHING.  Em got a great sunburn and read a few books and I swam in the ocean and slept on my beach chair.  We did so little, that there are no pictures to show for our trip to the beach. It was nice!

Once we arrived back in Penang, relaxing, pampering and eating were on the list.  We treated Em to our favorite restaurants feasting on Thai, Indian, fresh pasta, seafood, wan tan mee and roti.  You know it's a good eating vacation when you are planning your day around what you are going to eat. 

While Eric was at work, Em soaked up the life of an expat wife.  We went to the market, drank tea, shopped and most importantly, took good care of ourselves. Each day we had a new pampering activity lined up...manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and hair cuts.  Yep, it was awesome! 

We also designed and painted our own batik for the baby's room.  It was a great morning where Rosanna taught us the tricks of her trade and we tried to be as creative as possible.
Rosanna showing Em how to wax her batik
The finished products
We spent Em's last day hanging out at our favorite little beach bar in Batu Ferringhi.  It was super hot out, so we didn't last too long, but it was a great way to end a fabulous week with Em.
Eric with his "two" wives

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