after two more days in `Ao Nang´ a small town next to `Krabi´ on the west coast of Thailand we finally made our way to the next country: Malaysia !! however it took us a whole day to get to `Penang Island´ .. our first stop in Malaysia .. let me tell you about that crazy trip: we started our journey in `Ao Nang´ at 7:oo am in the morning when we took a TukTuk from our hostel to the bus station of `Krabi´. there we bought our bus ticket, had breakfast & wasted all our money that we had left from Thailand at `7 eleven´ .. the supermarket chain spread out in whole south east asia & the best way to get snacks and drinks for a long bus ride :)) then we drove about 5 hours to `Hat Yai´ where we had to switch to a mini van that took us to the malay border. the border controls went quite fast & so we stepped over to Malaysia at about o4:oo pm. luckily there is a train station right at the border so we had no problem to find any further transport. it took us another two hours by train to get to `Butterworth´ .. the city at the west coast of Malaysia right in front of `Penang Island´. almost there !! but we still had to get over to the island .. so we took a shuttle transfer to the harbour of `Butterworth´ where we took a ferry to `Georgetown´ .. the capital of `Penang´. when we finally arrived on the island it was already dark but luckily we just had to make some further steps to our hostel !! what a day !! the next morning started pretty rainy & cloudy .. a good requirement for a chiller day :)) so after our breakfast in the `Frame Guesthouse´ we walked about half a street before sitting in the next cowzy café: `The Bean Sprout´. we spent hours there drinking iced coffee, enjoying the calm atmosphere, listening to the rain outside & tasting the delicious avocado salad (you have to try it!!). in the afternoon we walked around the city, visited the `Street Art Street´ & got to know the malay way of life. when it got dark we went into `Little India´ .. a small part of the town which is shaped by muslim culture & indian cuisine. so if you like spicy food & the taste of curry you should have dinner at the `Kapitan´ .. a big canteen which offers absolutely authentic & super tasty indian food for 1 to 2 $ per dish .. crazy !! a place where both tourists & locals go to enjoy the evening. by the way whole `Georgetown´ is full of fancy cafés, bars & restaurants but actually the malay street food culture here is said to be the best one in Malaysia. but where to street eat ? maybe at the `Camion Street Food Truck´ which offers delicious take away bowls filled with quinoa, vegetables, cheese, fried chicken & other good stuff !! welcome to `Georgetown´ .. a food & coffee lovers paradise !!