My New e-Book: The Backpacker’s Guide to the Inca Trail by Jonny Blair

I’m delighted to release my latest e-Book, The Backpackers Guide to the Inca Trail! Back in 2010 I hiked the real Inca Trail in Peru and it was always my dream to release a book about it to help others interested in doing the popular hike. The book is a detailed 102 page guide to hiking the Inca Read more about My New e-Book: The Backpacker’s Guide to the Inca Trail by Jonny Blair[…]

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

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 was just a few hours! We got to sleep around 10.30 pm I reckon and Read more about Climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo: Day 2 Part 1 – Up at 2am for Breakfast and Starting the Hike[…]

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

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 steeper and slightly more challenging. It was also misty and therefore the first part of Read more about Climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo: Day 1 Part 4 – Layang Shelter to Laban Rata[…]

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Climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo: Day 1 Part 3 – Timpohon Gate to Layang Shelter

And so to Day 1 Part 3 of the epic Mount Kinabalu hike in Malaysian Borneo. Having booked the tour, paid for it and arrived at Kinabalu National Park we then arrived by minibus to the entrance at Timpohon Gate. Anybody who has hiked Mount Kinabalu will know the hike starts at Timpohon Gate. You Read more about Climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo: Day 1 Part 3 – Timpohon Gate to Layang Shelter[…]

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Climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo: Day 1 Part 2 – Sorting Things out at Kinabalu National Park

So following on from part 1, we were now at Mount Kinabalu National Park. I have written a couple of decent detailed posts on organising the hike and how much it costs, so when we arrived at Kinabalu National Park, we had everything booked – it was merely picking up a few things, paying some Read more about Climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo: Day 1 Part 2 – Sorting Things out at Kinabalu National Park[…]

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Climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo: Day 1 Part 1 – Kota Kinabalu to Kinabalu National Park

Every hike starts the same way for me, and I’m sure for other travellers too. You get packed, you get little or no sleep, you wake up at 5am, grab a quick coffee and a bite and head off to the place where the hike begins. This is the first in my series of posts Read more about Climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo: Day 1 Part 1 – Kota Kinabalu to Kinabalu National Park[…]

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Hiking in Sapa, Vietnam: Day 2 – Ta Van to Giangtachai Village

Following on from the first day of the hike near Sapa in northern Vietnam, it’s time to conclude it with a part 2. We left it last time having just gone to bed in my homestay in the lower mountain village of Ta Van. In the middle of some incredible valleys and mountains, yes hiking Read more about Hiking in Sapa, Vietnam: Day 2 – Ta Van to Giangtachai Village[…]

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Booking Mount Kinabalu Hike in Malaysia, Borneo

I recently hiked to the summit of the immense Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia, a mountain which sits on the island of Borneo and is the 20th Highest Mountain in the world going by topographic prominence. Booking Mount Kinabalu Hike isn’t just a “turn up and book it” thing these days, especially not if you want Read more about Booking Mount Kinabalu Hike in Malaysia, Borneo[…]

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