Revisiting my old backpacking days: My sweaty visit to Kuching

Today, I like decent hotel rooms and charming restaurants with delicious local specialities, and splashing out some money on cool activities. Back in 2012, I was on a shoestring budget, staying in mosquito-ridden hotel dorms and eating cheap pineapple curry from local diners. My electronics didn’t work, and my bag packing skills were atrocious. When … More Revisiting my old backpacking days: My sweaty visit to Kuching

Why Kuala Lumpur might be my favourite transit city

Kuala Lumpur is not an instant charmer. Dirty, smelly, hot and (sometimes) smoggy, it seemed to be relegated to just a transit hub to other destinations. But wait – this is not negative review. The opposite in fact. I love KL for many reasons! You’ll discover the food, and the friendly people, and the night … More Why Kuala Lumpur might be my favourite transit city

Borneo

The door swings open and Matt stands in the doorway of the humid jungle bar, khaki clad, dabbing beads of sweat off his neck with a hankerchief. The jungle mist rolls past his feet, and the sound of insects invades the room, drowning out the beat of the fan.