Southeast Asia – Part 4: Penang Island, Malaysia

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Southeast Asia – Part 4: Penang Island, Malaysia

In the morning of our last full day on Penang Island, we went hiking in «Taman Negara Pulau Pinang» (Penang National Park). The hike mainly led us through a jungle colored in more than fifty shades of green with weird sounds and exotic plants everywhere. It was beautiful and relaxing despite the heat and the numerous noisy Chinese tourists.
Later on in the day, we visited the «Kek Lok Si» temple, roughly 50 minutes by bus from Georgetown.

Southeast Asia – Part 3: Georgetown, Malaysia

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Southeast Asia – Part 3: Georgetown, Malaysia

We arrived in Butterworth super early in the morning after a terribly long bus ride. The city is the gateway to the island Penang, where we were headed. After waiting for around two hours, we could finally board the first ferry, which took us to Georgetown in roughly 15 minutes. We walked to our hostel, the House of Journey, and waited for another few hours. Luckily, we were allowed to check in early in the morning and sleep for a bit.

Southeast Asia – Part 1: Tioman Island, Malaysia

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Southeast Asia – Part 1: Tioman Island, Malaysia

On July 1, I boarded a plane to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. My girlfriend had spent the last few months there as an exchange student. Now the time had come to spend a few weeks traveling through Southeast Asia. We spent the first few days in the capital, where I didn’t take a single photo (even though we came back for a few days at the end of our trip). So, fast forward to a few days later when, after quite a journey, we arrived on the paradisal island Tioman.

Copenhagen – Part 5: The Coffee Collective

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Copenhagen – Part 5: The Coffee Collective

Finding decent coffee in Copenhagen is not too difficult a task. My intention was finding the best one though (which, admittedly, wasn’t all that hard either.) So here we go: The Coffee Collective, best coffee in Copenhagen.
They have three locations in the city, I first went to the Jægersborggade one. The café’s setting was simple yet cozy, everything was really focused on the coffee (although they did serve good breakfast too). They roast their coffee right in there for everyone to see.

Copenhagen – Part 4: Torvehallerne

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Copenhagen – Part 4: Torvehallerne

Torvehallerne (Danish for the market halls) consists of two halls filled with countless food stands. Refreshing smoothies, delicious coffee and tea, exotic spices, tasty sandwiches, gourmet hot dogs, experimental interpretations of dishes from around the world, affordable prices and, of course, free Wi-Fi.

Copenhagen – Part 1: Color

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Copenhagen – Part 1: Color

Before heading home for a few days, I visited another wonderful Nordic city. I’ve been there a couple times before but I think I’d never spent as much time in restaurants and cafés as I did this time (let’s talk about this in a few days). I stayed at Sleep in Heaven hostel for the first time. It’s been recommended to me a couple times before so I was really curious about that place. It really was quite a nice low-budget accommodation in an otherwise expensive city, despite the three-level bunk beds that were sort of scary. It was situated next to a cozy park in a quiet neighborhood, where I took most of my photos.