The desert or a cherry on top of my travel cake is Penang – the island on West coast of Malaysia. I reach it after one day of hitch-hiking – it is slightly more difficult to practice it here as people really don’t understand what you mean; some others, though, are quite touching with their reactions: one Pakistani guy wanted to hand me money or even host me as he was convinced I would never reach my destination; I eventually got a great 7-hour ride with ultra-nice couple from Georgetown.

And this dessert is delicious indeed, multi-flavoured as Penang’s culture, history, architecture and cuisine. This island is no exception for the whole Malaysia either – the whole country is a mixture of cultures: Chinese, Indian and Malay. Ever since the country gained independence in 1963, efforts have been constantly made to create a harmonious and tolerant society, with much success. Only sometimes you can feel the…