Borneo has always been the stuff of legend, dreams and nature documentaries for me. I wanted to go there long before I ever knew anything about the place (that seems to be a running theme in my life) except for the fact that orangutans lived there. Hey, it’s as good a reason as any, right?
Some people pick travel destinations because of beaches, restaurants, mountains, the nightlife, the lack of nightlife…whatever. Each location for me has a different pull. But often, and I’ve said this over and over again, it’s a particular species of animal that is the main draw for me. This shouldn’t be very surprising, considering I’m a
Malaysia is the kind of country where even the endless bus journeys are full of stunning scenery. Heading to the Cameron Highlands from Kuala Lumpur by bus takes about three and half hours (not including the two train rides just to get to the bus station), with the last hour or so taking you along windy
Brunei – a teeney tiny country nestled on the northern coast of Borneo, this small sultanate is one of the richest countries in the world (thanks, fossil fuels!). I haven’t met many people who have visited this country: it’s not exactly on the tourist track. But since I was visiting Miri and Mulu National Park
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