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.
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.
When I decided to do a round-the-world trip, I had never travelled alone (how would it be? would I feel lonely or unsafe?). So I did a test: I spent two weeks exploring Estonia on my own.