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Malaysian Grand Prix!

MALAYSIA | Sunday, 23 Mar 2008 | Views [2836]

On Saturday morning I could hardly contain myself I was so excited about the F1! I awoke ten minutes before my alarm after a stupendously good sleep in a proper bed, which was so nice after the weeks of uber-budget accommodation I'd gotten used to! I ... Read more >

Tags: adrenaline, motorsport

KL warms up finally! Met some amazing people at last!

MALAYSIA | Friday, 21 Mar 2008 | Views [1227] | Comments [3]

I spent my first day in Kuala Lumper (KL) walking around pretty much the whole city! This was the perfect andidote for my sore legs, which by now were only aching a bit after the mountain adventure last week! Unfortunately the weather was overcast all ... Read more >

Mount Kinabalu!!

MALAYSIA | Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | Views [5938] | Comments [8]

This weekend I went and did something completely different! I like the outdoors, and am a reasonably sporty person (and not terribly unfit), but for the last couple of years I have been one lazy mofo (hence the big belly and round face you all know and ... Read more >

Tags: adrenaline, mountains, the great outdoors

Manukan Island, snorkeling

MALAYSIA | Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | Views [2699]

On Friday Andy and I walked to the ferry port and got a lift out to one of the islands protected as part of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. The island we chose was called Manukan and as we went past the others it looked like our choice was good, it was ... Read more >

Tags: beaches & sunshine, snorkeling

Snorkeling on Sipadan, and the rest of my week...

MALAYSIA | Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | Views [7195] | Comments [9]

Saturday morning Andy and I met at the ferry point to go for a day of Snorkeling at one of the best dive sites in the world. Sipadan is one of a group of islands off of the south east coast of Sabah from the port town of Semporna. It had a sheer reef ... Read more >

Tags: beaches & sunshine, markets, on the road, onward planning, sightseeing, snorkeling, walking

Uncle Tans jungle camp, Kinabatagan

MALAYSIA | Thursday, 6 Mar 2008 | Views [4473] | Comments [2]

At 6am on Thursday morning we woke to go on our river safari along the Kinabatagan river. I did not sleep well, partly due to not having a pillow, despite my efforts to roll one of the thin mattresses into one, and partly cos I am rubbish at sleeping! ... Read more >

Tags: animals, jungle adventures

On to the jungle...

MALAYSIA | Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | Views [1497] | Comments [1]

It's been a while since I've been near a PC in the last week, so lots of updates are to follow! (Internet is hard to find in the jungle and on tropical Islands... ;)) I'm having issues with my photobucket site at the moment, so check back in a day ... Read more >

Tags: jungle adventures

Jungling tomorrow in Kinabatangan

MALAYSIA | Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | Views [1806]

This morning I got up, had breakfast (toast and cereals FTW) and caught the local bus into Sandakan. I checked into the Mayfair Hotel, which is super cheap and really its a hostel, but it doesn't have a restaurant or communal area. It is actually really ... Read more >

Tags: on the road

Afternoon visit to the Orangutans Center.

MALAYSIA | Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | Views [1326] | Comments [1]

I went back to the Orangutan center in the afternoon, to see if I could get some more nice pictures, and maybe catch a glimpse of the dominant male from this jungle. It turned out to be a good move as more Orangutans arrived for feeding today and also ... Read more >

Tags: animals, jungle adventures

Gallery: Malaysia

MALAYSIA | Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Sleep!!! And Orangutans...

MALAYSIA | Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | Views [3711] | Comments [2]

After a really good evening meal at my resort, I headed back to the chalet to relax and watch some TV (it'd been a while). There was only one English speaking channel, which showed movies back to back. I watched Gridiron Gang, starring 'The Rock' and ... Read more >

Tags: animals, jungle adventures

Super slickly organised travels to Borneo

MALAYSIA | Sunday, 2 Mar 2008 | Views [1984] | Comments [1]

I've spent the last two days traveling to get to Borneo, and am now sat on a deck overlooking a pond, surrounded by jungle, using the resorts laptop to update you! The place I'm staying is a big whack to my budget, but I think I've afforded myself ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles

Wandering around Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | Views [1709] | Comments [3]

Last night I went for a wander around the old town and found a great place to eat opposite ThaPae Gate in the centre. My taste buds are getting better at spicy now and I enjoyed Beef fried with garlic and pepper, over steamed rice with lots of chilli ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation

Chiang Mai Zoo

THAILAND | Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | Views [7852] | Comments [4]

After a late night thanks to the three live bands in the street bars directly behind the hostel (and my rear window doesn't shut completely), I got up fairly early to eat breakfast and set off to the zoo outside the city. I made my own toast and coffee ... Read more >

Tags: animals, sightseeing, walking

New Itinerary!!!

THAILAND | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [1445] | Comments [5]

Ok, this afternoon I called the Qantas office in Singapore. The Bangkok office has got a hideous automated system in Thai, which even my mate in the internet cafe in Kanchanaburi couldn't figure out! The Singapore office has an Aussie helpdesk... sweet! ... Read more >

Tags: Onward planning

Wat Phra Singh temple, Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | Views [3822] | Comments [3]

This afternoon I went for a walk around Chiang Mai old town, which is inside the moat and what is left of the old perimiter wall that marked the edge of the town many years ago. The Pae Gate is the center to the main back packers and pubs area now, ... Read more >

Tags: history, sightseeing, walking

Moving on to Chiang Mai

THAILAND | Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | Views [3192] | Comments [1]

Today I am catching a bus to Bangkok where I am taking the over night train to Chiang Mai in the north where I can do some hill tribe treks and hopefully some other outdoors activities! I am planning on taking a cookery course up there too, as they ... Read more >

Tags: Onward planning

Elephants & Friends... my stay.

THAILAND | Sunday, 24 Feb 2008 | Views [7564] | Comments [17]

I'm back in Kanchanaburi town after 5 days at the Elephants & Friends sanctuary near Kanchanaburi. I have a lot of notes and pictures to go through, so this will be long, go get a cuppa!! This week has been incredible in so many ways. The people ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, animals

Elephant adventures...

THAILAND | Saturday, 23 Feb 2008 | Views [704] | Comments [3]

...will be online later today or tomorrow... I am shattered and can't be arsed to sit here for hours writing up all my notes yet! Sorry. Coming soon!! ;-) Most of my photos from the week are uploaded on my photobucket page, with some descriptions, ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Elephant sanctuary tomorrow...

THAILAND | Sunday, 17 Feb 2008 | Views [1489] | Comments [8]

Tomorrow morning I am being picked up from VN Guesthouse by Phot, to stay at the Elephant Friends sanctuary for a few days... I might stay for longer, depending how it pans out there. I plan on mucking in and helping them out with whatever rebuilding ... Read more >

Tags: Onward planning

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