“Don’t go to Vientiane”, they said; “There’s nothing there”, they said. How wrong they were. Vientiane seems to be the Laos city that everyone loves to hate, but the open-minded traveller will find that it is a city of great contrast which is a joy to explore…at times… We arrived in Laos after a rather … More Vientiane: Laos Peaceful Capital
It was a morning we could have been tempted to stay in bed till midday nursing our fuzzy heads due to being plied with sake, wine, beer and brandy the night before when Taka, our Osaka host and fuzzy head culprit got up to take us to Nara. Who doesn’t love a road trip?! And … More Nara
Osaka really is a hyper-mega-epic-super city of Japanese craziness. On quick visits it may be easy to flip from sight to sight and interpret Osaka as just another Tokyo copy, but linger a little longer, get under the city’s skin, and Osaka will show you it has its own magic to offer. There is loads to see … More Osaka, Japan: The Hyper-Mega-Epic-Super City
Hong Kong Street Art mainly from around Hollywood Road. Art or criminal damage? Let us know what you think in the comments.
It was to be our last volunteering camp in Borneo. We had already done the lowlands, the jungle and the paradise island and now it was time for the mountains. So in the shadow of Mt. Kinabalu (SE Asia’s highest peak) we found home in the little village of Bongkud. The Project Work On the first night we met the … More Borneo: 2 Weddings and a Cement Floor
The Tip of Borneo is at the Northernmost part of Borneo mainland. We were lent a truck for a day so decided to have a drive up there and a look around. If you are driving it takes about 3 hours from Kota Kinabalu. If you don’t have a car it is also possible to … More The Tip of Borneo
On our fourth day in Borneo we were taken to the Camp in Tinagol, ready to start our first volunteer project. The community we were going to be helping was home to around 2000 residents which you can find out more about from our previous blogs. A Kindergarten had been made by previous volunteers from … More Hi Hoe Hi Hoe, it’s off to work we go…..
This blog is part of a series of three that focus on the people and culture in the Kudat region of Borneo, particularly the Rungus tribe. It is based on my limited experience and subject to my creative interpretation… Longhouses are the focal point of the Rungus culture. The longhouses provide homes (up to 75 … More Borneo: Rungus Longhouses
This blog is part of a series of three that focus on the people and culture in the Kudat region of Borneo, particularly the Rungus tribe. It is based on my limited experience and subject to my creative interpretation… The majority of local people in the Kudat region of Malaysian Borneo descended and still identify … More Borneo: Traditions of the Rungus Tribe