Category December 2018 adventure

Tropical Travels Part 12

After a good night sleep back at the Burgers’ house in Singapore, Matthew and I spent the morning chilling before I went off to the airport. Changi Airport was its usual amazing self – I was through all the controls very quickly, and decided to have a look at the shops while waiting for my […]

Tropical Travels Part 11

After our week in Mulu, it was nice to be back in Kota Kinabalu. We had our “free breakfast” – better described as toast and coffee – at Borneo Backpackers before heading out to the docks. The plan for the day was to explore the islands off the coast of the city. There are five […]

Tropical Travels Part 10

It was nice to be back at the Mulu Hostel. As basic as it is, and as awesome as Camp 5 was, there is something about being able to have a hot shower and meal! We both decided to try pancakes for breakfast this day. It turned out to be a mistake – the pancakes […]

Tropical Travels Part 9

We spent Monday morning buying some food for Mulu – knowing that supplies would be very limited and expensive over there. We quickly learned that the local shops don’t officially open before 9am, which would be more accurately described as 9:30am. After a pineapple juice from a street vendor, we made our way to Kota […]

Tropical Travels Part 8

We arrived in Kota Kinabalu to a bit of drama. The lady at passport control was convinced that South African need a visa to enter Malaysia. Even with her supervisor confirming that I didn’t, and the fact that I had entered the country just a few days earlier without trouble – it took a good […]

Tropical Travels Part 7

Wednesday morning started with a visit to Gardens By The Bay. Getting off the train to see the Singapore CBD was awesome. It is a beautiful city, although the buildings aren’t in the same league as Kuala Lumpur. If you plan to visit both Gardens By The Bay and the Bot Gardens, do Gardens By […]

Tropical Travels Part 6

For some reason, since I was little, Kuala Lumpur has been a city that I have been very interested in. And a big part of why I was interested in this city relates to two large towers that were once the tallest buildings on earth – the Petronas Towers. So back in October, when I […]