We woke up with sunshine pouring through the windows of our cabin at Railay beach. The rain had cleared and the sea reflected the blue sky. Our boat left after breakfast and the views onto Railay’s rocky coastline were stunning and we watched them get smaller and smaller until we lost sight of them. When we arrived to Ko Phi Phi we stepped onto the pier and into the busy, chaotic world of one of Thailand’s most famous and touristy islands. Before we could even set foot on the island we had to pay 20 Baht each. Some kind of tourist tax. Welcome to Ko Phi Phi!
Penang street food is famous throughout Malaysia and Penang’s capital city Georgetown is the uncrowned king of this food state. Eating in Georgetown is an adventure. There are so many dishes to try and so many restaurants, hawker centres and night markets to explore. You can tell Georgetown’s inhabitants are proud of their food and they are more than happy to show you their favourite dish.
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The traffic was painstakingly slow when we rode the bus to the centre of town. It was early in the morning and everybody was on his or her way to somewhere. Georgetown, the bustling capital city of the state of Penang, had woken up and was in full swing.
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The bus dropped us of along the dusty road and continued its way to the next town. We gathered our belongs and walked down the smaller road that would lead us into Cherating. A village with not much more than a row of guesthouses and a few small restaurants. It felt good to be out of the city and apart from some children playing in the dirt and chickens running around there was nobody to be seen. The air was heavy and made life move at a slower pace in Cherating.
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The first two days I didn’t get it. This city, it was one crazy construction site with big roads and no pedestrian crossings. A few beautiful buildings scattered here and there. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city, didn’t charm me and I felt like I wanted to get out.
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There, high above it all, it was quiet. Only the sound of the wind and the warmth of the sun reached me and the serenity was almost touchable. It gave me a feeling of peace and joy and excitement and it was a new feeling that I had never quite felt before and I could have never imagined it because it was better than anything you could imagine. This was the feeling of paragliding.
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