Over the last few months many people have asked several questions about our new adventure. The number one question, ” Is it safe?” the short answer to this, Yes, it is safe. “Is it safe?” is an easy question to ask when most people have never heard of Penang and assuming it is a third world country. I will try and put it in perspective.
– Penang’s population = 1.8 million in 689 square miles. This is a little bigger than the population and size of Phoenix, AZ. = 1.6 million in 518 square miles
– Crime Rate in Penang = 284.6 per 100k people. The Crime Rate in Phoenix, AZ = 822.2 per 100k people. This includes all crime.
Statistically Penang is safer than Phoenix, AZ but that doesn’t mean we will be naive. Yes, Dad, I will not walk alone in the dark and I will make sure to always know where I’m going.
Another question that is asked. “What is the weather like?” Penang is close to the equator making it an average temp of 88 degrees Fahrenheit ( 31 degrees celsius). There are two seasons, a “dry season” from May to September and a “rainy season” from November to March.
“Where will you be living?” We have a beautiful town home ready for us and another post will be made with pictures and videos.
“What are you going to do?” Scott has this amazing opportunity to work with Starits Orthopedics and that will be taking up much of his time. As for me, I’m not sure what I’ll be doing. I guess I’ll live on an island with amazing food and take the dog for a walk. I’ll keep everyone updated of what I’ll be doing and I have no doubt that I’ll find something to do. On our trips back I do plan to still work at IU when I can to help upkeep my skills.
“What are you doing with your dog?” Kova will be joining us in march and for the time being my parents are helping take care of her (thanks dad and mom!). There will be a post in the following months about her journey.
“Can we still talk to you?” Our phone numbers will be the same and yes, you can contact us. The easiest form of communication would be through WhatsApp you can text us or call us from that app and it works over wifi (which we will have). If you have any questions about setting up WhatsApp on your mobil device please contact Scott, he is more patient than I am with technology.
We Officially leave the country on January 2nd and we will be taking guests as early as March!!! EVERYONE has a free place to stay if they are willing to make the travel to Penang. Please do not hesitate to visit, there will be plenty of room! I can help with logistics and find your easiest route of transport.
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Thanks and Love to all!