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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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A Postcard from Bangkok

A Postcard from Bangkok

After a week by the beach and in little mountain villages, Bangkok was a bit of a culture shock. The hustle and bustle, the skyscrapers and the high tech public transport was far away from the tuk-tuk filled roads of Sri Lanka. Even the fact we were able to get an uber from Bangkok airport made the city feel ultra modern. Plus the fact that there was free wifi everywhere.

We were welcomed into the city with the most torrential rainstorm I have ever experienced. Unable to check in to our apartment until 2pm, we had gone to the nearby Terminal 21 shopping centre to have a look around and find some coffee. It was on the walk back that the heavens opened on us. (more…)