Category Archives: SE Asia Islands

Tagging volcanos in Indonesia (Day 244)

Hey all, I hope things are good with you.  I’m a bit behind on writing about my adventures.  Let me try to bring you up to speed.  When we last talked, I was trying my hand at surfing in Bali. … Continue reading

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Easing into East Timor, Introducing Indonesia (Day 227)

Hey there.  So, what’s new?  That’s interesting.  How are things?  Glad to hear it. What’s up with me?  Glad you asked.  Right now I’m holding down the fort in Indonesia.  But before this I visited East Timor (or Timor-Leste, as the … Continue reading

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Rice terraces, underground rivers, WWII wrecks, and creatures of the deep (Day 215)

All of these things I experienced in The Philippines, and I only visited 3 of its 7,107 islands.  Wow.  I will definitely have to return someday to check out the other 7,104 islands.  I want to tell you about the … Continue reading

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Sunrise on the roof of SE Asia and Skiing in Singapore (Day 198)

Party People, here is a quick one.  A few days ago I successfully summitted Mount Kinabalu (4095m) in Borneo. This place is billed as the highest peak in SE Asia (although it looks to me like the northern border of Burma … Continue reading

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Caving in Mulu National Park (Day 192)

I had the pleasure of spending the last 4 days deep in the heart of Borneo at the remote Mulu National Park, of Planet Earth fame.  (Btw, if you have never seen the Planet Earth series, you should check it out — I’m not … Continue reading

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Avoiding the tourist crowd in Brunei (Day 187)

I spent the last 2 days in one of the smallest countries in the world, Brunei.  Very few people go here.  In the two days I spent in this small place, I saw only two other tourists.  The capital city … Continue reading

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Battling leeches in the planet’s oldest jungle (Day 184)

Your favourite traveller here, writing you from Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia.  In this post I tell tall tales of leech-infested jungles and lazy days on tropical islands, topped off with another “How To” video.  Put aside that spreadsheet … Continue reading

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