Kinabatangan River

Fast Boats on the Kinabatangan River, Borneo

  After (reluctantly) leaving Borneo Rainforest Lodge, we drove for about 2.5 hours to Bilit Lodge, on the banks of the Kinabatangan River. Despite being in secondary rainforest, this stretch has one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the world, and is Malaysia's second longest river. As had become customary with this trip, our …

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Red Leaf Monkey

Into The Jungle – Danum Valley Primary Rainforest, Borneo

Where do I start? I am so reeling from the memories of this place that I am almost overwhelmed. The Danum Valley is a conservation area of 438 square kilometres of primary rainforest in the state of Sabah in Borneo. We took a (very early) 45 minute flight from Kota Kinabalu into Lahad Datu, where …

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Mount Kinabalu, Borneo

Big Prawns and Panoramas: Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

This is the first in a series of posts about Borneo. I've been looking forward to this trip for a long time, and you can read all about my love affair with the country here. Borneo's capital, Kota Kinabalu, was the first stop on our two week adventure. Pretty much just passing through, I hadn't expected …

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Secret Garden Party, magic was alive in Abbots Ripton last weekend.

So last weekend was Secret Garden Party. It is truly the most magical, beautiful, bohemian and inherently theatrical place I have ever ever been. Without needing or meaning to sound pretentious, it took me on a spiritual journey where happiness reigns and love is truly all you need. It blew my mind, it was emotional. …

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