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Malaysia, Penang

posted Mar 24, 2013, 3:00 PM by Beatriz Posada   [ updated Mar 31, 2013, 11:45 PM ]
    This was my first trip to Malaysia, and I had the chance to visit the island of Penang for a week. It was enough time to realize that Malaysia is an incredibly diverse country where 3 cultures have managed to settle down and live in harmony. All around the city you can easily recognize which cultures dominate the area, whether it is Malay, Chinese or Indian. Temples of all 3 religions are scattered across the city, and the landscape becomes incredibly interesting to photograph and experience. Not only are landscapes incredible, also the gastronomy is amazing and incredibly diverse. Inside Muslim neighborhoods you may not find any pork, but you can walk across the street into the Chinese neighborhood and it feels like walking into another world, into an entire different atmosphere. Penang was amazing, and I really enjoyed my time there, going there made me realize Malaysia is a country that needs further exploration.. I have to go back somehow.