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Why You Should Visit Turtle Island in Borneo

Borneo’s turtle island is a once in a lifetime experience. A chance to get up close and personal with some of this planets ancient creatures, in a sustainable and environmentally supportive way. Who doesn’t love turtles? Not loving turtles is like not loving puppies or kittens. They are amazing creatures …

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How to Dive in Borneo on a Budget

Heading to Malaysia and want to do something adventurous? I suggest going for a dive in Sabah, Borneo, in particular the island of Mabul. The diving in Borneo is spectacular, the water is warm and clear, the wildlife is plentiful and the people are friendly. If you are a dive …

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A Taste of Borneo Cooking Class – Review

Doing a Borneo cooking class is a must for anyone who is visiting the island. It is a unique opportunity to taste and experience food that is authentically Bornean. I was staying in the district of Sabah on Borneo, which is one of the Malaysian sections of the island. I …

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Tips for Riding a Moto in South East Asia

I often get asked if I would hire a moto in South East Asia as a solo female backpacker…. well the short answer is, yes. I have done on a number of occasions. Riding a moto in South East Asia is a rite of passage for many backpackers. However,  the long …

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The Hipster Trail of George Town

George Town, Penang is a hipsters dream! The type of place that hipsters all around the world are trying to create.  In George Town it hasn’t been a conscious effort – it has just happened organically. The city is dotted with bicycles and brightly coloured houses, boutique coffee shops sit …

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25 Backpacker Tips for South East Asia

Heading for a trip to South East Asia and not sure what to expect? Trying to get your head around all the stories (good and bad) to work out what to do? You know to eat from the street stalls, and to always haggle but what about the little things, …