Random snack tasting in Sandakan

I would be lying if I said I've been inspired to write lately. I'm currently 5 blogs behind on my Beer Advent Calendar. I didn't even drink the beers yet. They're just sitting in my fridge being neglected.  I'm also a bunch of blogs behind on our UK trip which was nearly a year ago.  … Continue reading Random snack tasting in Sandakan

Southeast Asia Travel Route

Over our time in SEA we have been all over.  Here is the exact itinerary of where we went: Indonesia Fly - Vancouver - Tokyo - Kuala Lumpur - Denpasar, Bali Indonesia. Bus - Seminyak - Sanur Bus & Boat - Sanur - Gili Trawagan Boat - Gili Trawagan - Gili Air Boat - Gili … Continue reading Southeast Asia Travel Route

Sepilok 2.0 – Borneo – Malaysia – April 2015

We landed in Sandakan around 9:30am so we hopped in a taxi and went straight to our hotel a couple kilometers from the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center.  We are excited to be back as we had a really shitty camera last time we were here because our first camera filled up with water while scuba … Continue reading Sepilok 2.0 – Borneo – Malaysia – April 2015

Kinabatangan Nature Lodge… It’s a Jungle Out There

A bumpy 3.5 hour bus ride south of Sandakan to Sakau has us arriving at the jetty.  We jump on a boat and cross the river to our camp.  Given a briefing about the very busy upcoming days.  Luckily, they ring a gong before anything significant is about to take place.  All of the cabins … Continue reading Kinabatangan Nature Lodge… It’s a Jungle Out There

Giant Apes and Rainforests and Bears… (oh my)

We have arrived safely in Sandakan. We have learned that our waterproof camera is full of water. We have bought a new camera. It's time to take some pictures. We had three options for going to Sepilok.  We could go with a tour that would include The Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Center, The Sun Bear Sanctuary, and … Continue reading Giant Apes and Rainforests and Bears… (oh my)

To the Tip of Borneo

So we decided the best way to get around for a couple days would be to rent a car.  Unfortunately, renting a car isn't cheap here.  When you're trying to budget 180RM per day and the car costs you 130RM (which we haggled for) it looks like we are saying saiya nara to our budget … Continue reading To the Tip of Borneo