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Mount Kinabalu to Sipolok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre and Sipadan Scuba

Kinabalu to Sipolok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre

After finishing our one-day hike up Mount Kinabalu we woke up the next day with very stiff legs. Unable to walk far or ascend/descend stairs very well, we were thankful that our homestay in Kinabalu (Tahubang Lodge) was immediately across from the lay-by ...

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Climbing Mt Kinabalu in one day (or how not to!)

Mt Kinabalu is the highest peak in all of SE Asia, and the 20th highest prominence in the world. No special mountaineering training is needed to summit this 4,095m leviathan, but it is generally acknowledged to be pretty grueling and not a challenge to be sniffed at.

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Money saving travel tips and scam avoidance

During our travels, we've lost a reasonable amount of money (not to mention our tempers!) because we weren't ready for the exploits and trickery that can lie in wait for two westerners in a country a long way from home. It's a great shame, but if you ...

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Best Indonesian Meals

After travelling through Thailand, Peninsula Malaysia and Singapore, we were excited to arrive in Indonesia, ready to experience a whole new range of celebrated dishes. Hopefully this post will provide a brief guide to the must-try Indonesian meals and foods. From road side stalls selling cheap and cheerful boiled rice ...

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Bunaken or bust

From Manado, we took the boat over to Bunaken. The price was 50,000Rp, which is more than wikitravel said it should cost, but we checked with others on the boat and everyone was paying the same as us.

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