We've called Kuala Lumpur home for over 5 years and 8 months. That's the longest continuous stretch of time that Dave and I have lived anywhere, inside or outside of the USA. It's been a great run. But it's time to move on. Time for a change.
We're not going very far. Last weekend we signed a lease in Penang.
This isn't just about moving house. We've got a couple of fun projects in the works up north, one of which will birth a new blog in 6-8 weeks. EatingAsia will continue as it always has -- well, maybe (hopefully) with a makeover. We'll keep you apprised here, and there.
In the meantime we're off to Chiang Mai tomorrow to continue with our Gat Luang project. When we return there's work to do in Melaka and Kelantan, and on Taiwan. We have the frightening material results (detritus?) of almost 25 years of marriage to sift through. (PURGE is the operative word.) We have much too much packing and organizing to do. In addition to ourselves and Wan, we have 3 dogs and 3 cats to resettle.
Bottom line -- the next two months are going to be hell. But we know we're fortunate to be in a position to make this kind of decision. After nine major moves for grad school or work this one is just for us. We're doing it solely because we want to.
And if all goes to plan (fingers crossed), by June we we'll be in a very good place indeed.