Penang in Ten Hawker Dishes

Fried tofu with spring onions and chilli

We love Penang so much we can’t stop writing about it. Why is that? We have already shared our favourites with you in our Five Quick Tips Penang and in our Butterfly Farm photo story. The reason why we love the island so much is one, pure and simple. Food. As an avid traveller and … Read more

Lost in Taman Negara

Taman Negara Orangasli Mother with child

Have you ever got lost in the woods? After following a well-trodden path, have you ever accidentally turned the wrong way, and suddenly figured out that you had no idea of where you actually were? Being lost in the woods is the ultimate adventure, born out of children’s tales and parents’ nightmares. We did get … Read more

Penang Butterfly Farm

Penang Butterfly Jagged Edge II

Did you read our Five Quick Penang Tips? One of the places we loved the most on the island was Penang Butterfly Farm, a butterfly and insect sanctuary near Batu Ferringhi, a few miles away from the centre of Georgetown. Not only is it a great way to entertain the little ones, it is also an institution … Read more

Five Quick Tips: Penang

Penang Blue House

With the beginning of a new month, The Crowded Planet leaves Jordan and moves to Malaysia, our focus for the month of April. There was no other way to kick-start this month: Penang is our second home. Nowhere else have we ever felt at home as in this little island off the coast of Malaysia. … Read more

Mamuthones and Issohadores

Issohadores Mamuthones mask

This Festival Friday we’ll take you to Mamoiada, a village in inland Sardinia. Mamoiada is the home of mamuthones and issohadores, mysterious masked characters whose origin is all but unknown. We visited in occasion of St Anthony’s festival on January 17th, when mamuthones and issohadores parade around burning bonfires. “I can’t let you in. I … Read more

Shobak Castle

shobak hill jordan castle

March is nearly over, and our tour of Jordan is nearing to an end. Only one week left. During the first three weeks, we’ve brought you the marvels of the Golden Triangle of Jordan; Aqaba and its lovely beaches, the desert adventure playground of Wadi Rum and the eternal city of Petra. Here’s tale of … Read more