Sandakan, Malaysia- Today was a goat rodeo.

January 5, 2013 in Asia, Malaysia

There is no scenario in which a Four Points by Sheraton, with en casa McDonalds improves a waterfront; Sandakan is no exception. I wasn’t sure which was more nauseating, the […]

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 […]

Brunei Mosques & My Potential Conversion to Islam

December 30, 2012 in Asia, Brunei

At 9:30 a.m. the temperature hovered around 95F/35C. The sun beat down on the pavement and reflected so brightly that we were squinting, under our sunglasses. Hannah and I wore […]

Negara Brunei Darussalam: We’re In A Country You Haven’t Heard Of

December 29, 2012 in Asia, Brunei, Travelogue

Negara Brunei Darussalam We’re in a country you haven’t heard of. Or, if you have heard of it, you’d be hard pressed to find it on a map. It’s a […]

Kampong Ayer, Brunei: Or, what to do during the zombie apocalypse

December 29, 2012 in Asia, Brunei

“This is so weird, Mom… there’s nobody here… it’s like… the zombie apocalypse or something…” The streets of central Bandar Seri Begawan were completely empty. An eerie quiet had replaced […]

Brunei Darussalam: First Impressions

December 27, 2012 in Asia, Brunei

Sometimes it takes a real fail to appreciate how good something is. That pretty much sums up our first dinner experience in Bandar Seri Begawan. It could be argued that […]

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 […]