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Trip: South East Asia

There are [104] stories from my trip: South East Asia


Adios Asia

INDONESIA | Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | Views [969] | Comments [1]

I've been nearly 8 months in Asia, and yet I've barely scratched the surface.  This tiger has left deep impressions on my mind and soul.  Dragged over many a culture shock inducing bump, I think I've gradually learnt to tame the animal (editor: OK enough!)  ... Read more >

Tags: Conclusions?


Bali

INDONESIA | Sunday, 26 Aug 2007 | Views [2349] | Comments [1]

Bali is a small island with a large appetite.  If you're not careful it can swallow you whole before spitting out a financially poorer, but experience richer you.  This place seems to have everything: isolated bays to built up towns, hawkers to whores, ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island


Gallery: Bali

INDONESIA | Sunday, 26 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

A liitle piece of paradise?
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Gunung bromo

INDONESIA | Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | Views [3354]

It's a 03:30 start, but i don't feel particularly tired considering I've only had about 2 hours sleep and nearly 12 hours of travelling.  What did i say about no more dawn starts!  This ones for an active volcano, not a mountain and I'm being driven, ... Read more >

Tags: volcano


Gallery: Mount Bromo

INDONESIA | Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

wow and ow
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Gallery: Yogjakarta

INDONESIA | Friday, 17 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

Unity in Diversity
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Yogjakarta

INDONESIA | Friday, 17 Aug 2007 | Views [1013]

It just keeps happening - yet again it's because I don't have a printout of my electronic ticket.  It's with calm bemusement and true English sarcasm that flies over heads that I explain why I haven't printed out my electronic ticket.  A passport, a ... Read more >

Tags: ruins


Jakarta

INDONESIA | Monday, 13 Aug 2007 | Views [922]

I'm a millionaire!  Alas my million rupiah don't go that far and my 2006 copy of the lousy planet is well out of date.  I feel I paid a lot for one mosquito infested room in a seedy area of sleaze town - the rat in the room was thrown in for free.  Hawkers, ... Read more >


Gallery: Jakarta

INDONESIA | Sunday, 12 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

I didn't dare use my camera to take what would have been good shots...
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Singapore

SINGAPORE | Saturday, 11 Aug 2007 | Views [1077]

What images does Singapore evoke for you?  Skyscrapers, cheap electronic goods, tiger beer, Raffles, a former British colony, a well placed island?  I had an 8 hour journey from KL to form an opinion.  Strict rules, clean, modern, diverse and just starting ... Read more >

Tags: island, wildlife


Gallery: Singapore

SINGAPORE | Saturday, 11 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

Singa Singa Singa Singapore - loved it!
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Goodbye Malaysia

MALAYSIA | Wednesday, 8 Aug 2007 | Views [1589]

KFC's on every corner, palm tree plantations as far as the eye can see, being only set-up for the tour loving, money spending tourist. Or, world class diving, beautiful islands and wildlife parks that I've only dreamt about.  Like all places there are ... Read more >

Tags: Conclusions?


Time To Kill

MALAYSIA | Monday, 6 Aug 2007 | Views [2406] | Comments [1]

I'm still smiling at this memory.  I was washing my hands in a public toilet when an old man went in one of the cubicles.  About 10 seconds later there's this exclamation, so i turn around and notice what is going on.  High pressured water is squirting ... Read more >


Diving at Sipadan

MALAYSIA | Friday, 3 Aug 2007 | Views [1458] | Comments [1]

To say that I've been looking forward to this is an understatement.  The diving at Sipadan and nearby Mabul is often described as some of the best in the world.  How does the reality stand-up? The little town of Semporna is the main base for diving ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island, wildlife


Gallery: Diving at Sipadan

MALAYSIA | Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

Dive Dive Dive!
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Gomantong Cave and Kinabatangan River

MALAYSIA | Saturday, 28 Jul 2007 | Views [3918] | Comments [1]

Wild pygmy elephants that only 3m away, snakes coiled up in branches, proboscis monkeys looking fat, an orangutan mother and her baby swinging in the trees above our heads, a huge monitor lizard swimming in the water by the boat, bats, birds of prey, ... Read more >

Tags: wildlife


Gallery: Gomanting Cave and Kinabatangan River

MALAYSIA | Saturday, 28 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

They wanted 30rm ($9) to take photos in the cave!
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Sepilok and Sandakan

MALAYSIA | Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | Views [1225]

Yeong and I wait nearly 4 hours for our bus - we're still 'deciding' where to go while the conductor is asking for our fare.  It's an Aussie guy called John who helps us out - he's only just turned up for the bus and had to make a run for it.  I say ... Read more >

Tags: wildlife


Gallery: Sepilok and Sandakan

MALAYSIA | Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

I was just ap-ing around
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Mount Kinabalu

MALAYSIA | Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007 | Views [6100]

After climbing Kilimanjaro I said I'd never climb a high mountain just for the sake of it again.  It should have great views, or/and lots of flora and fauna - not just a box to put a tick in on THE list.  The pictures I've seen and the lure of 'climbing' ... Read more >

Tags: trekking


Gallery: Mount Kinabalu

MALAYSIA | Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

It's the highest peak in Malyasia you know
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KK city to KK National Park

MALAYSIA | Saturday, 21 Jul 2007 | Views [1032]

I said I'd be back to Kota Kinabalu.  I explore the city a bit more this time, but I'm still not that keen on it.  There's a decidedly dodgy feel to the place.  At night the prostitutes are very visible and I've seen a couple of drunks lounging around.... Read more >


Pulau Labuan

MALAYSIA | Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | Views [1486]

I now know what the people from Brunei do at the weekends - they go to the Malaysian islands just offshore, including this one.  Booze here is very cheap.  I've come for the wreck diving though. Labuan is tax haven that's had loads of money shoved into ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island


Gallery: Pulau Labuan

MALAYSIA | Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

This time I lost photos of the wrecks as i managed to leave them in the dive shop. grrr
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Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB)

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM | Monday, 16 Jul 2007 | Views [4708]

An extraordinary rich royal family, a prince who misspends $15 billion, a cattle farm in Australia larger than the country, a country where alcohol is illegal and home of maybe the most Islamic country in S.E. Asia (yet only 67% of the population are ... Read more >


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