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.

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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

Mulu National Park, Borneo; May 2017

Mulu Park is in east of Sarawak just south of Brunei and isn't accessible by road - it's a day's journey by boat or a short hop in a plane. There is very little the other side of that journey in terms of amenities - it's the park and a number of homestay like accommodation … Continue reading Mulu National Park, 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

Lambir Hills NP, Borneo; May 2017

I did my absolute best to make a total mess out of getting to the national park. I was given very specific, accurate instructions and managed to ram these through the blender of mind which resulted in me wandering around a very busy, very hot road system in Miri. However, more by chance than anything, … Continue reading Lambir Hills NP, Borneo; May 2017

Arran Coastal Path, Scotland; April 2017

On a brighter morning than the forecast suggested we sailed to Brodick, the small port on the East of Arran. The ferry was absolutely packed and it seemed there was a memo for all and sundry to spill forth onto the little island, the so called Scotland in miniature. The plan was to walk the Arran Coastal … Continue reading Arran Coastal Path, Scotland; April 2017

Chrome Hill, Peaks; April 2017

A walk on a glorious day through the environs of Buxton, which, whilst out of the national park, is nestled in the Peaks. The sun was shining and it felt more like summer than an early spring day which kept me going through the early dull sections of the walk. It's always a bit tricky … Continue reading Chrome Hill, Peaks; April 2017

Porto, Portugal; March 2017

I can't quite remember why we picked Porto, but it was deemed a good place to get away for a long weekend in the late winter/early spring of the UK - to be honest there is not much to distinguish seasons here anymore anyway. I'm sure there were seasons when I was young and that … Continue reading Porto, Portugal; March 2017

Scafell Pike & Eskdale, Lake District; March 2017

Day 1 - Corridor Route of Scafell Pike to Eskdale My friend invited me along to a hike with his colleagues from work last weekend and since I had planned to go away hiking somewhere it seemed like a great opportunity. We had a really early start to get up to the trailhead and I … Continue reading Scafell Pike & Eskdale, Lake District; March 2017