Underwater Adventures: Of reefs and rescue, but no pictures.

January 4, 2013 in Asia, Malaysia, Travelogue

“Well, THIS is going to be an adventure,” I muttered to Tony as our boat dude disappeared into downtown Kota Kinabalu. “Do you have any idea what he actually said?” […]

Happy New Year from Borneo: Gangnam Style!

December 31, 2012 in Asia, Malaysia

I don’t know if I’ve seen anything much funnier than a wharf full of tipsy Asian people ringing in the new year in a writhing dissonant mass to “Gangnam Style.” […]

Bus Trip Brunei to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia: How to

December 31, 2012 in Asia, Brunei, Inspiration, Malaysia, Travelogue

If you’re just casually following our blog then this post may or may not be of interest to you. But if you’re a traveler, specifically a traveler who is interested […]

Sarawak Cultural Village: An overview of Borneo’s people groups

December 24, 2012 in Asia, Inspiration, Malaysia, Travelogue

If not for the GPS we would have been solidly lost trying to find Sarawak Cultural Village. There were no signs whatsoever until we were with a kilometer of the […]

Lambir Hills National Park: Snakes, Leeches & Nutmeg!

December 23, 2012 in Asia, Malaysia, Travelogue

The jungles of Borneo are everything I’d hoped for: Dense tangles of green that cast shadows in sixty shades of verdant grey, alive with the sounds of birds and bugs […]

The Niah Caves: in which I take my clothes off in the jungle.

December 22, 2012 in Asia, Malaysia, Travelogue

I’ve done a lot of things in my life that I never thought I’d do, but stripping my clothes off and showering in a jungle waterfall in a monsoon rain […]

Christmas Letter 2012: A Year In Review

December 20, 2012 in Asia, Malaysia, Travelogue

Since I’m not sending a paper Christmas letter this year, I thought I’d post it to the blog. For the folks who are used to getting an envelope in the […]

A Home For The Holidays: Miri, Malaysia

December 17, 2012 in Asia, Malaysia, Travelogue

We’ve rented a home for the holidays. After two LONG days on the road from Bintulu (we may have mentioned that our car was small and the roads were horrible?) […]

Kuching to Bintulu: or, blowing a tire in Borneo

December 15, 2012 in Asia, Malaysia, Travelogue

There is nothing like unloading the entire back end of a Toyota Avanza in the pitch black by the side of the road whilst wondering about snakes and whether or […]

The Secret Sanctuary: Sometimes You Just Fall In Love With A Place

December 14, 2012 in Asia, Inspiration, Malaysia, Travelogue

How do I find the words to do this hidden gem justice? The sign over the bar says it all, “Welcome home, This is not a restaurant or a hotel,” […]