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 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 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
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
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 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
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.
These are pictures I took with my phone rather than camera for convenience or due to conditions. They are from both the ACT, ABC and around and about Nepal.
Pictures of my trek along the Annapurna Circuit Trek with the Annapurna Base Camp Trek along the way.
These are some photos from my trek around the Annapurna Circuit Trek in May of this year.