Photo Du Jour: Grass-Cutting Meets Motorcycling – Penang, Malaysia

A motorcyclist cuts grass on the island of Penang, in Malaysia.

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Photography & text © Tricia A. Mitchell. All Rights Reserved.

Published by Tricia A. Mitchell

Tricia A. Mitchell is a freelance writer and a co-founder of Eloquence. Born in Europe but raised in the United States, she has lived in Valletta, Malta, as well as Heidelberg, Germany. An avid globetrotter who has visited more than 65 countries, she has a penchant for off-season travel. Tricia has learned that travel’s greatest gift is not sightseeing, rather it is the interactions with people. Some of her most memorable experiences have been sharing a bottle of champagne with distant French cousins in Lorraine, learning how to milk goats in a sleepy Bulgarian village, and ringing in the Vietnamese New Year with a Hanoi family. She welcomes any opportunity to practice French and German, and she loves delving into a place’s history and artisanal food scene. A former education administrator and training specialist, Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in international relations. She and her husband, Shawn, married in the ruins of a snowy German castle. They’ve been known to escape winter by basing themselves in coastal Croatia or Southeast Asia. Though they are currently nomadic, they look forward to establishing a European home someday. Her writing has appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Frommer’s, and International Living.

4 thoughts on “Photo Du Jour: Grass-Cutting Meets Motorcycling – Penang, Malaysia

    1. It’s funny that sights like this don’t cause me to raise an eyebrow (quite as much) as they did at the start of our trip. In Phnom Penh, we even saw a food vendor cooking in his attached cart while driving in busy traffic, leaving my husband to make a joke about cooking & driving. :)

  1. I guess it doesn’t matter that the blade spin in one direction while the mower moves backward. With a lawn that big why not a riding mower? Ha ha this was really fun.

    1. So true, Victor! We see so many ‘Safety First’ references here in SE Asia, but without the standards being put into practice. Dare I mention our jeepney in the Philippines having a collision with a tricycle (motorized bike with a cabin on the side) yesterday? Fortunately no one was hurt…

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