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Staying Along the Kinabatangan River in Borneo

The Kinabatangan River is an awesome place to see wildlife, and is still one of my top favourite places in the world to see animals – partly due to the great variety and fairly good density, bit also due to the beautiful surroundings of the river and its banks.  However you just can’t do the […]

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Malaysia

Visit the Magnificent Turtle Island (Sellingan)

Turtle Island is an amazing place to visit, and I would recommend that anyone who goes to Borneo should make a trip to Sellingan (or Turtle Island as it’s affectionately known) top priority! We were a little concerned about the accommodation after reading a few reviews… However even though the rooms are a little basic […]

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Malaysia

Best Places to see Orangutans in Borneo

Borneo has a number of iconic species, including the pygmy elephant, proboscis monkey and of course the incredible old man of the forest, or orangutan as you and I know them as.  During my trip to Borneo I was lucky enough to see all 3 of these in the wild, however the focus of this […]

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Vietnam

Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Please keep in mind how much money Vietnam has at its disposal, to invest in to tourism and animals in particular when you look around Saigon Zoo (it is important to keep everything in perespective)… Enclosures & Animals However even considering this, Saigon is a great zoo with just a couple of enclosures where any […]

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India

Mahabalipuram – Proceed with Caution

We went to Mahabalipuram after spending the morning with the Irula from the Madras Crocodile Bank on their snake walk.  We had hired a taxi for the day and even though we were tired and thought about just going back to the hotel he suggested we head over to Mahabalipuram.  On the one hand I […]

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India

5 Things To Do In Chennai

When most people think about going to India they are usually thinking about places such as New Delhi and Goa, however don’t over look the south east of the country.  Whilst not as touristy there is plenty to see and do in Chennai (formerly known as Madras)!  Sadly we had a few days on which […]

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The Cuisine of Ho Chi Minh City
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Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City Food Tour with Tiger Tours

During our time in Ho Chi Minh City we did 2 tours with Tiger Tours, and made their food tour our first one.  There is really no better way to enjoy the culinary delights which Ho Chi Minh City has to offer, than in the company of the ladies from this company, zipping around the […]

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Vietnam

Cu Chi Tunnels, Making the Most of them

Whilst staying in Ho Chi Minh City we did 2 tours with Tiger Tours, and both were absolutely amazing, and I want to start by saying what an amazing company they are!  We actually had 3 tours booked with them (food, Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta), but sadly my wife became very ill and […]

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Malaysia

Meet the Iban of Batang Ai

The Iban are a branch of the Dayak people of Borneo and the ones we met lived within the Batang Ai National Park in Sarawak.  To get there we stayed in the Batang Ai longhouse hotel managed by the Hilton group (as part of a now defunct tour organised by Travel Sphere), which required a […]

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Singapore

Culture, Conduct & Customs in Singapore

What is there to say about the customs and culture of Singapore? I was lucky to visit during its 50th anniversary so everything was really bright and there was a lot going on, however I got the feeling that this was not something unusual but part of everyday life here. Even though it is plopped […]

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