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  • First Day in Taiping! (40 hours later)So I’m finally in taiping! It took a really long time to get here. It started with an 8 hour flight to Amsterdam. Then I had an 8 hour layover. After that came the 12 hour flight to Kuala Lumpur. Posted by Ilana'sGapYear in Ilana's Gap Year | Jun 18, 2018
  • Asian Adventures Day 1 Melissa and I were supposed to meet up with Lisa and Jane on June 9, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We went to catch our flight at 9:40, but we got distracted and didn’t pay attention to the Posted by dianeski4 in Diane's Adventures | Jun 13, 2018
  • Raffles American School! It's a wrap! One of the most rewarding things about teaching is knowing that you have made a deep impact on a students life. After school today, t Posted by dianeski4 in Diane's Adventures | Jun 7, 2018
  • Mad dogs and Englishmen My last day in Borneo and my final opportunity to act as a tourist and look around KK (formerly known as Jesselton). KK is the capital of Malaysia’s Sabah state in the northern part of the island of Borneo Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Jun 5, 2018
  • Secretary requiredWith all goodbyes done, I settled into a day of catching up on email, laundry, Indonesia planning etc etc. It was really good to get on top of everything again so it was a day well spent. Even Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Jun 4, 2018
  • Tour finaleA magnificent thunderstorm last night with a lot of rain but by the time we had to leave the island, it had stopped and we took the speedboat back to Sandikan. We had a couple of hours to kill Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Jun 4, 2018
  • Ninja turtlesLeaving Sepilok was rather sad and I wished we weren’t moving on .... there had been a terrific thunderstorm during the night and so there was a slight chance that we wouldn’t make it to Libaran Island on account Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Jun 4, 2018
  • Where’s Goldilocks?Found the 3 bears, where’s Goldilocks? We could have done another river safari this morning but instead, opted to leave early in order to spend more time at Sepilok and the orangutan sanctuary. Here they care for orphaned orangutans or Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Jun 4, 2018
  • Crocodile rocksAn early morning cruise had us all up at the crack of dawn - the Kinabatangan river, the longest in Sabah, and surrounding area was covered in mist giving off an eerie ambience. Hoping to see some wildlife we set Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Jun 4, 2018
  • River safariSeems like ages since I’d done a long bus ride, but after an early start and 7 hours driving along the windy snake-like mountain road to the east coast of Sabah, we arrived at the Borneo Natural Sukau Bilit Lodge Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Jun 4, 2018
  • Village lifeAfter more final, final goodbyes, we left KK shortly after breakfast (our 5 now joined by a further 6 girls much to Harrys delight) and after an hour and a half or so, we arrived at the Tambatuon Homestay which Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Jun 3, 2018
  • The long goodbyes Sadly we had to depart from paradise - I could have easily have stayed there another couple of days but we had a boat to catch and therefore we couldn’t delay the inevitable. After about 45 mins skimming across Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | Jun 3, 2018
  • Mud bathA day at leisure! There was an optional trip to go to Snake Island but that didn’t bother me too much and so Aimee and I opted to stay at the beach and relax instead. Most of the Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | May 27, 2018
  • Will we survive?A busy day of travelling .... 3 boats and mini bus ...... but in time for lunch, we arrived at the tropical island of Palau Tiga otherwise known as Survivor Island (which was used to film the reality TV series). Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | May 27, 2018
  • Beware, headhunters!After dismantling our nets etc, we all gathered for breakfast .... Reena and Anushka were setting off an hour before us and thankfully Reena seemed to be well recovered from her ordeal yesterday. So off we went, I must admit I Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | May 27, 2018
  • Leach alertSuch a good nights sleep! After leaving the peace and tranquility of the Mulu Resort, we all boarded longboats for a short trip down the Melinau river where we stopped to look around a traditional village .... here the Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | May 27, 2018
  • Are they birds? No bats!With tired and aching legs, we all got up at 3.30am for another early departure on account of having to catch 3 flights .... or so we thought. KK to Limbang, then to Miri and then the final flight Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | May 27, 2018
  • She’ll be coming round the mountain .....Despite an early night, it was difficult to sleep but all too quickly the alarm went off at 1.15am and it was time to get up for breakfast ahead of our 3k summit trek. Feeling somewhat nervous about the unknown and Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | May 27, 2018
  • Uphill all the waySo today we headed off to conquer Mt Kinabalu, initially trekking towards Laban Rata - only 8k so couldn’t be that bad .... surely! I think we were all experiencing a mix of emotions .... excitement, trepidation and dread. We Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | May 27, 2018
  • Bathing beautiesOur new group reconvened for breakfast and then it was ready to jump on board the minibus to make our way to the Kinabalu National Park, some 2 hours away. Whilst waiting in reception, I noticed a newcomer in our midst Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | May 26, 2018
  • Farewell Sunday Today was my last Sunday in Johor, Bahru, Malaysia. It's been a wonderful place to be on Sunday. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, or LDS, or another na Posted by dianeski4 in Diane's Adventures | May 27, 2018
  • Hulla balloo in Kota KinabaluAfter a short flight from Brunei, I landed in the relatively small town of Kota Kinabalu (otherwise known as KK). So I had a free day to explore the town which is set alongside a lovely waterfront location and Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | May 26, 2018
  • Ramadan [[https://e Posted by dianeski4 in Diane's Adventures | May 23, 2018
  • That’ll teach me!Pretty sunrise this morning, but my goodness I ached all over from my mammoth adventure yesterday! Every bit of me hurt and I was walking around like an old lady, as stiff as a board. So an easy Posted by Tread in Finding Pablo | May 16, 2018
  • A flight of disappointment Today I fly Kuching – Kuala Lumpur [Kuala-Lumpur-travel-guide-1096867] – Auckland with the shortest available connection time of 1h25. I was advised by Malaysia Airlines 2 days before that I had been successful in my bid for an upgrade at the Posted by alexchan in 2017 Central Asia & NE India | Nov 21, 2017
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