Take a look at these photos. Then imagine the percussion of hissing and fizzing around you.
Close your eyes and feel the sticky weight of the sunshine, its humidity heavy on your skin while sonnets of spice and a chorus of cardamon clash with cloves, cumin and chopped coriander on the streets of Little India in Penang.
Close your eyes and let this Photo Friday take you to northwest Malaysia.
Abigail King is a writer and photographer who swapped a career as a doctor for a life on the road. Now published by Lonely Planet, the BBC, CNN, National Geographic Traveler & more, she feels most at home experimenting here: covering unusual journeys, thoughtful travel and luxury on www.insidethetravellab.com