Gluten Free in Penang, Malaysia

Needing a break from the monotony of Brunei, I booked flights to visit Penang, an island located north east of Kuala Lumpur. Penang is known for being a British colony and was captured by the Japanese during WW2.

What makes this an interesting place is not only the mix of cultures, but also the beautiful architecture and modern art found in George Town.

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Surviving Gluten Free in Chiang Mai


View of Chiang Mai from Doi Suthip

This lovely walled city is called ‘the rose of the north’ and it is easy to understand why. Less hustle and bustle, plus genuinely friendly people make this a nice destination for travelers. While you may find the cost of travelling here cheaper compared to Bangkok, you will also notice that there is a slower pace, another nice contrast to the capital. Chiang Mai is one of Thailand’s largest cities, though it doesn’t feel too big in the centre. It is easy to get around by bicycle and motorbike – these two travel options are widely available and won’t break the bank. Continue reading