Finding a way out

I can be an adventurer and at the same time I can be a very cautious person. Would it have been just me, I would have never thought of taking a shared taxi to a random place, but together with a fellow traveler, I found myself driving into the jungle. At the street in Kota…

Weekly photo challenge: Between

I was walking around Kota Kinabalu, looking for things to do. I’d ended up spending a lot of time in KK after cancelling a trip in the eastern part of the Sabah province. I hadn’t planned on being here for a long time, and I was running out of affordable options. So I took my camera and started…

Learning to dive in Malaysia

My scuba adventure started on a sunny Thursday. The Dive DownBelow dive center had sent a van to pick me up from my hostel in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. In the Sutera harbor I transferred to a speed boat and was taken to Gaya Island, where the dive center was located. I started out with a…

Focus on culture: the Sabah museum

Maybe April isn’t the best time to be on Borneo. It is bloody hot in the city of Kota Kinabalu. It is so hot that every person I meet feels the urge to make a remark about it. It is the perfect day to go to a museum. Too bad I planned on walking to…

Getting to Sandakan

I am in Kota Kinabalu in the Sabah province of Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. The easiest way to get to Sandakan is to simple take a plane, but the most adventurous and cheapest way is to find your way by bus. Taxis are cheap in Borneo. If you’ve got a few Ringgit to…