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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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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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5 Sounds of Nature You Will Never Forget

As you travel, especially if you are interested in seeing wild animals or spending some time around other natural forces and phenomena, there are certain sounds which only nature makes – and some of these sounds will stay with you for ever.  Just like seeing an old photo which you took on safari, tasting food […]

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10 Weird Foods From Around The World

I’m quite a big fan of weird foods, especially meat, although I would prefer to refer to them as exotic, as I don’t look at many of them as being weird, whilst other foods which I find to be weird are widely enjoyed…  For example I draw the line at snails! Some people however have […]

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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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See the World with Travelsphere

For many people there is the idea that if you’re not doing it alone, you’re not travelling…  I however don’t agree with this and think that no matter how you see the world, its what you see (and some times who you see it with) that matters – not how you do it.  I know […]

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The Cuisine of Ho Chi Minh City
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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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