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Category: Borneo

Friday Snapshot: Colorful Reefs of Sipadan
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Friday Snapshot: Colorful Reefs of Sipadan

We still talk about our dive trip to Sipadan off the coast of Borneo. This has to be one of the most magical dive sites in the world. The colors of the coral, the reef sharks, fishes, turtles and the remote location all combine to make this one special place.        If you [...]

Friday Snapshot: Trees in the tides, Bako National Park
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Friday Snapshot: Trees in the tides, Bako National Park

December 2011: Bako National Park, Malaysia Borneo     Visiting Bako National Park in Malaysia Borneo was one of the many highlights of our Malaysia Borneo trip. We waited to see the sunset and watched the tides come in and cover the trees which minutes before had been exposed to the roots. To see some [...]

Friday Snapshot: Lantern fly found at Mulu National Park, Malaysia Borneo
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Friday Snapshot: Lantern fly found at Mulu National Park, Malaysia Borneo

Friday Snapshot: Extraordinary insect in Malaysia Borneo This here gorgeous looking pair are called Lanternflies. Despite its name and appearance the lantern fly does not emit light from the yellow tip of its ‘snout’. The insect belongs to the Laternaria genus, which was falsely believed to be luminous at night. In fact the snout-like projection [...]

Life in a Borneo forest-photos on the path of the Paku Waterfall, Mulu National Park

Life in a Borneo forest-photos on the path of the Paku Waterfall, Mulu National Park

With a bum ankle any kind of cave exploration seemed a few days off so we decided on the short hike to Paku Waterfall inside of Mulu National Park. Our bungalow was inside the park and on the same path as the waterfall- they made it easy for us.         It had [...]

Caving is not dangerous: Niah Caves in Borneo
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Caving is not dangerous: Niah Caves in Borneo

The Niah Caves were our first cave system in Borneo. From our homestay on the outskirts of town we got a taxi bus to Niah National Park where we’d start a long, hot walk into the woods. I scoured the ground in front of me for insects to photograph. The Niah Caves are located in [...]

Night market in Kota Kinabalu: a (bloody) photo essay
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Night market in Kota Kinabalu: a (bloody) photo essay

Finding a cheap meal is an adventure worth undertaking. The night market in Kota Kinabalu is right along the water’s edge and seems to stay open incredibly late. You’ve got your tourist-y restaurant options, or you can walk along the smokey stalls until you find one with the fish you’d like to eat. It’s a seafood lover’s [...]

Friday Snapshot: Blue lizard in Borneo
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Friday Snapshot: Blue lizard in Borneo

Friday Snapshot: Sarawak, Borneo   At Mulu National Park we went for a night walk, which I love doing because you see different insects and animals come out for feeding and you can see a totally new side of a place. We spotted this cute little blue lizard just hanging out on a tree and [...]

Top picks for Malaysia Borneo
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Top picks for Malaysia Borneo

We’ve recently done a 25 day trip through Malaysia Borneo. As I have yet to write about our adventures, I wanted to post up a short list with photos of our favorite stops. Although expensive on a backpacker budget, we loved exploring the diverse activities. Sabah We didn’t trek Mount Kinabalu as we knew we’d [...]

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