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Backpacking in Brunei: Top 10 Sights in Bandar Seri Begawan

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There was something special for me when I went backpacking in Brunei in 2013. It was a milestone I had never thought possible. I cracked the 70 country mark when I got the ferry from Malaysia to Brunei, taking the …

Climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo Day 2 Part 3: The Ascent to Low’s Peak (The top)

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Next up on my report on climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo we’re on Day 2 Part 3 and this part covers the ascent to Low’s Peak, which is in fact the top.┬áHaving reached the 8kilometre mark by 5am and passed …

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Climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo: Day 2 Part 2 – The Ascent to the South Peak

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Continuing on my report on the mega two day hike up to the peak of Mount Kinabalu in Borneo, day 2 was an early start! Yes, you might have read in my day 2 part 1 post that we got …

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The Day My Girlfriend Got Stung By A Jellyfish in Malaysia, at Sapi Island, Borneo

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Not so much a crazy story here today but a reminder to be careful and remember that hazards are everywhere we go, whether minor or major. Getting stung by a jellyfish is something that can happen easily. So my girlfriend …

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Climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo: Day 2 Part 1 – Up at 2am for Breakfast and Starting the Hike

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OK folks, so if you’ve followed my posts in sequence from climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo, you’ll know I completed day one and we headed to the Waras Hut in Kinabalu to sleep for a few hours. And it really …

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Climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo: Day 1 Part 6 – Our Base at Waras Hut

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After hiking up the first 6 kilometres for the day and arriving at our base at Laban Rata, it was time to rest our weary heads for the night ready for the main event the next morning – the hike …

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Climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo: Day 1 Part 5 – Sunset and Dinner at Laban Rata

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  After completing the first day of the hike, we arrived at our base of Laban Rata for the night. We had reached the 6 kilometre mark and would be spending the night in this mountain village. Basically Laban Rata …

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Climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo: Day 1 Part 4 – Layang Shelter to Laban Rata

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While the first part for the hike from Timpohon Gate to Layang Shelter was basically just a stroll in the park – walking through a forest, climbing upward slowly with views of trees, soil and rocks, the next bit got …

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