Kayaking on a Borneo river

There are a few awesome adventures to be had when visiting Sarawak in Malaysian Borneo, and jungle kayaking in Kuching is one of them.  It’s a full-on day trip from the city that gets you out into the jungle.  You can find a video of our day on the water below.

A Smug Monday post by Sam (aged 11) and Evan (aged 9) That morning the friends were woken by the stone they were sleeping under shaking. Sam stuck his head out and saw a gigantic foot slamming forcefully into the rock ahead. Then an idea struck like a fork of lightning. He jumped onto, Read More

The friends journeyed for another two hours, by which time, the landscape was just boulders.  There were no trees here, nor was there any grass.  Just rocks.  Rocks everywhere.  All you could see were rocks.  They snook passed the final human checkpoint and laughed at the stupid human vegetable lovers fumble about with their, Read More

Half way up the mountain, Spam was starting to feel bored.  “I’d prefer to fight the next vegetable demon, rather than being this bored”, he said to himself.  Passing all of these tropical trees, with legs aching, feet feeling like they’d been run over and generally felling tired all over, it was boring stuff, Read More

The next day, after sleeping in the parked bus’s hold, they headed off, and marched past all the tourists spending their money on guides to take them to the top of the mountain, and jumped onto the roof of a minibus as it sped off towards the Timphon Gate.  As they hopped off the, Read More

Following our epic Mount Kinabalu adventure, Sam and Evan have been writing a story.  Aided by their dad’s amazing typing skills, they have created a masterpiece!  Introducing…… Kinabalu Vegetable Killers – The Adventures of a Ground Squirrel and a Pigmy Rat!   Brace yourselves….. It was a fine sunny morning when Evan the pygmy, Read More

  Climbing Mount Kinabalu was a fantastic experience and a physically and mentally difficult challenge for unfit 40-something year olds.  Dez had also been ill for several days with a fever and night sweats.  He hadn’t had a lot of sleep over the previous nights, and he really struggled with exhaustion during the two, Read More

I think we probably got four hours sleep or so in the noisy Laban Rata hostel, more for the boys. Dez’s Man-flu was still refusing to leave.  He had spent another night shivering and sweating at the same time, and was feeling sick and exhausted as we left our room at 2am. The dining, Read More

Everything I read about climbing Mount Kinabalu said it was hard. Really hard. Even the Book of Opinion (our Lonely Planet Guide Book) includes an amusing section about the pain, physical and emotional, you go through during the climb. The internet told me that people from the age of seven to eighty years have, Read More

During our Kinabatangan River expedition, we went for a night time adventure into the jungle.  We limbo’d under the electrified elephant fence and followed a man with a machete into the dark.  Well, why wouldn’t you?? These are some of the photos taken by our fellow adventurer Alex.