It was the friends that I made in couchsurfing the main reason why I came back to Penang after my days in the tropical islands. In addition, in my first visit I had only been in Georgetown and I missed many things. Penang has a lot to offer.
Pulau Kapas (Kapas Island) is a hidden gem, a quiet tropical paradise in the east coast of Malaysia. Beautiful beaches, relaxing and not crowded. A great alternative to the famous Perhentian islands.
That was exhilarating! I had taken a lot of speed boats before, but none like that. Wind on my face, surrounded by beautiful islands, it felt like magic. I was going to Perenthian Kecil, the small of the Perenthian islands, a snorkeling tropical paradise.
The center of Georgetown, the capital of the state of Penang, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its colonial architecture. It has also a lot of street art so it is an ideal place to discover slowly, by walk.
Sometimes I believe things come at the right moment. One year ago I would not have thought of volunteering in a school, but when the opportunity came to teach in a rural school in Malaysia, I looked forward to the experience.