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

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)

The Mari Mari Cultural Village and Monsopiad Headhunting Village

Today is our opportunity to be cheesy tourists. We've decided we are going to visit the Mari Mari Cultural Village and the Monsopiad Head Hunter Village.  We have had very mixed reviews on these saying that they are very gimmicky and a waste of time and money.  The tours that take you to these places … Continue reading The Mari Mari Cultural Village and Monsopiad Headhunting Village

Road Trip to Kinabalu National Park

As we were preparing to leave Tampat Do Aman for Kinabalu National Park, I asked Howard where to stay.  He said there were many good options in Ranau but he recommends Kinabalu Mountain Lodge.  To get there, we should drive south to Kota Belud, hang a left and follow the river and the signs towards … Continue reading Road Trip to Kinabalu National Park

Dengue Fever and the Malaysian Hospital Experience

Before we start, I'm fine.  Kristi is the one who has Dengue.  It all started the first day we landed in Kota Kinabalu.  Kristi wasn't feeling well and developed a fever.  We spent the night trying to get her to sweat it out.  The next day I left her in bed to rest while I … Continue reading Dengue Fever and the Malaysian Hospital Experience