From the West to the Wine Country

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We were sad to leave Wanaka, and the farmers market on the warm winter evening, however we wanted to try cover some of the 400km distance to Franz Josef glacier on that day. Like us, Frank and Rachel were spending nights in Dept. Of Conservation campsites, plus the odd night at a paid site. We […]

Wet & Wild in Borneo, part two

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We slept soundly on our first night at Sumbiling, comforted in our cosy tent, complete with mattresses. Being so warm at night, we didn’t need the extra bedding provided, and we slept with the tent cover open, the sun was shining on the river and birds singing when we awoke. The Iban ladies had prepared […]

Visit to the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam

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It’s 6 am when the alarm rings. It’s been two days since we arrived in Borneo and specifically Kota Kinabalu (KK), the capital of the state of Sabah, east Malaysia. You should know that Borneo, the third largest island in the world by its size, is divided into three parts: the largest, Kalimantan, is part […]