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My arrival and hostel search in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. I was traveling with 3 new friends that I met while getting from Kota Kinabalu Airport to the city center. One of them was surprised, how I seemed to know my way around Kota Kinabalu even though
Island hopping day tour around Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park in Kota Kinabalu (KK), Sabah, Malaysia. Trip Date — March 2012 Route Map Itinerary Notes & Tips The wait I stood alone at the corner outside Borneo Backpackers with my beach clothes on
My backpacking adventures in Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia for 23 days (3 weeks). I started my trip in Borneo Island, where I went island hopping in the Sabah state of East Malaysia and explored the tiny country of Brunei. Then, a flight to Indonesia
My original major destination on this part of my two-week trip was supposed to be Mount Ijen, a volcano famous for its surreal turquoise-colored volcanic crater lake. Unfortunately, I found out when I was already in Bondowoso that Mount Ijen was, at th
I went on a five-day trip to Kota Kinabalu and Brunei in Borneo Island on my way from the Philippines to Jakarta, Indonesia. There were a lot of interesting places to visit and things to do in Borneo like conquering the peak of Mt. Kinabalu, exploring
Lakbay Norte 3 finally goes to Kalinga province to conquer the white water rapids of the Chico River. Already tried river kayaking in Tibiao, Antique … loved it a lot! but it was still my first time to experience white water river rafting. I’ve heard
After our spelunking adventure in Bulacan, we traveled further north to Nueva Ecija to try out sport fishing at the Pantabangan Dam. The first time I saw it in our Lakbay Norte itinerary, I was like … sport fishing?!! that doesn’t seem to be as excit
The historic Pinagrealan Cave was our first stop during the Lakbay Norte 3 media tour. It was also my first “real” visit to Bulacan :) Before, I’ve mostly passed by the province traveling through the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX). Bulacan is the first
I had just returned to my empty hostel room in a small town in Southern Palawan when I got a call from the North Philippines Visitors Bureau. They broke the news that I was chosen as one of the lucky travel bloggers joining the 3rd edition of the Lakba

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