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A Postcard from Borneo: Our Wildlife Adventure

A Postcard from Borneo: Our Wildlife Adventure

Borneo was the last leg of our travels. We spent 7 days there before the big flight to Sydney. There was a huge sense of relief as we got our flights from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan, mostly because now, everything was already paid for. The whole week was essentially a private, organised tour that we’d booked months and months ago. With funds getting steadily lower, it was brilliant to not have to worry about things like airport transfers, meals and day trips.

It was a very relaxing way to end our adventures. After hiking through Sri Lanka, trekking in Thailand and motor-biking down Vietnam it was great to not have to make any decisions and let someone else (literally) take the steering wheel.

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6 Weeks of Backpacker Fitness: A few observations

6 Weeks of Backpacker Fitness: A few observations

If you read my latest postcard, you’ll be well aware that I spent a large proportion of my time in Laos sick, in bed. During this time, I was, quite understandably, not contributing to my Travel Fitness Workout Log. I had a good couple of weeks away from the gym, to allow myself to get back to normal.

Instead, I started writing this observation post. I’m not talking bodily observations as such. I certainly can’t remember the last time I stepped on a pair of scales. It’s just a few things I’ve noticed about my routine, attitude and fitness levels since leaving London.

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A Postcard from Laos (the disaster that was)

A Postcard from Laos (the disaster that was)

Oh, Laos. Laos Laos Laos. Where do I begin? It was supposed to be such a beautiful romance. You know- all playing hide and seek in the waterfalls, stunning views from flower covered hilltops, charming market stalls and boats down the river. That sort of thing.

It was not.

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