On our second day of our self appointed scooter tour, we headed north in the direction of the rice terraces. As we were driving a 20-something man pulled up alongside us and engaged me in conversation. He explained that he was heading to Hamburg in a week to board a cruise liner to work as a […]Read more "A little look into woodworking families in Ubud"
Why I wore a helmet and trousers when riding a scooter in Ubud, and the beautiful temples of Goa Gajah and Pura Gunung Kawi Sebatu.Read more "Scooters, and the temples of Ubud"
One of the top things to do in Ubud is to visit the Monkey Forest. Spread over a few acres the Monkey Forest is dotted with temples, footpaths and hundreds of macaques. We’d only been in the park about 5 minutes when an infant monkey climbed on Chris and started gnawing the water bottle. We […]Read more "Ubud Monkey Forest and the saga of Chris being bitten"
The highlight of our stay in Miri. We caught the local bus to the coach depot and boarded the bus out of town. About an hour later we were dropped off at Lambir Hills National Park HQ. I was a little surprised to have arrived given the amount of logging I had seen from the […]Read more "Lambir Hills National Park and Latak Waterfall"
Visiting Mount Kinabalu has been on our itinerary from the start, it’s hard to put my finger on why we wanted to go, other than it sounded kind of cool in the guidebook. We had ambitions to summit the peak but after a couple of nasty experiences hiking on demanding peak trails we decided it […]Read more "Mount Kinabalu | The rainforest at 1500 metres above sea level"
When I was little… I’ve wanted to visit Borneo since I was a little kid. When I was younger I had a storybook about Orang Utans which my Dad says was called “Claire and the Great Zoo Mystery”, and I also have this foggy memory about a writing competition to win a trip to visit […]Read more "Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and the Sun Bear Conservation Centre"
We’ve spent the last week or so hiking in various parts of Borneo, more on that in its own set of blogs but for now here’s a few insights and comparisons from our first week in Malaysia. Transport We landed late in the evening from the Philippines. The first thing that really drew our attention […]Read more "Observations from our first week in Malaysia"