Malacca, Malaysia; May 2017.

After arriving into Kuala Lumpur I decided I didn't want to spend all my time in the city and had heard that Malacca was nice. In traditional fashion I made a complete hash of trying to get there involving going on the same, incorrect, loop of the light rail three times (!) whilst getting to … Continue reading Malacca, Malaysia; May 2017.

Kinabatangan River, Borneo; May 2017

Kinabatangan River is basically what, when I was young, I imagined Borneo to be like. Ancient forest impossibly full of life with a river meandering textbook perfect through the trees - the only realistic way to travel using it. Then deforestation - recently Palm Oil fuelled - has robbed much of the island of this. … Continue reading Kinabatangan River, Borneo; May 2017

Mount Kinabalu, Borneo; May 2017

Mount Kinabalu is accessed, normally, from Kota Kinabalu and you are required to go with a tour company who will organise accommodation and a guide. It's not too cheap and you have to really want to climb it otherwise I suspect you might regret the cost. The day started quite early since the national park … Continue reading Mount Kinabalu, Borneo; May 2017

Kota Kinabalu, Borneo; May 2017

KK is just a town - a hub to get things done. There is nothing particularly remarkable about it. Well, that's not true - the night market is excellent. It is, however, a great place to stage other activities from. The mountain bearing a similar name brought me to the town. I'd built in a … Continue reading Kota Kinabalu, Borneo; May 2017

Bandar Seri Begawan, Borneo; May 2017

A day in BSB the capital of Brunei. Now, there is plenty to do in Brunei with time and money such as visiting the rainforest to name one. However, a day restricted to the capital does not exactly scream opportunity. This is entirely my fault - I was passport stamp hunting and got my comeuppance! … Continue reading Bandar Seri Begawan, Borneo; May 2017

Niah National Park, Boreno; May 2017

Niah is a national park centred around the¬†huge Niah Cave which has anthropological significance. There is a lot (relatively speaking) of rainforest surrounding the cave, but I didn't have time to explore that and was focussed on the cave including its burial sites and paintings. I had to repeat steps of my previous journey, but … Continue reading Niah National Park, Boreno; May 2017

Chitwan NP, Bhaktapur & Kathmandu; Nepal.

After the trekking was done it was time to check out some of the other sites of Nepal. There was a nice distraction in Chitwan for a few days (I'd been laid low by an illnesss in a pleasant mountain town), but the outstanding place was Bhaktapur. Even though it was close to Kathmandu it … Continue reading Chitwan NP, Bhaktapur & Kathmandu; Nepal.