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Author Archives: livingonbeans

Bursting the burka at the seams – Feasting at Ramadan

We visited Brunei in the heist of Ramadan, a religious festival which to me makes no sense. Muslims set the alarm for the crack of dawn to which they awake scoff their faces with food and drink before sunrise, then go hungry/thirsty all day in the blistering heat until 6/7pm when they then gorge like … Continue reading »

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Money madness in Malaysia

A wildlife lovers paradise, Claire had been dreaming of going to Borneo ever since she was rescuing worms in the garden, naked. While in Malaysia and Borneo we were to be real life David Attenborough’s exploring some of the worlds best dive sites at Sipadan to the steamy jungles of Borneo. Hopefully Malaysia wouldn’t put … Continue reading »

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Borneo to be wild

Semmengoh Nature Reserve After a swift flight change at Kuala Lumpur we boarded yet another ‘winged friend’ and touched down in the early moonlight hours at Kuching, the other side of Malaysia. Basically, to all you kids that nodded off during geography, we were extremely excited to have arrived in Malaysian Borneo. Not ones to … Continue reading »

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Mouthwatering Malaysia

The first thing you realise when landing in Kuala Lumpur is that everyone is obsessed with eating, at every turn you will see hundreds of hawker stalls selling everything from the standard fayre of rice and noodles, to the freshest fish pulled out of the water that morning. Over the next 5/6 weeks we would … Continue reading »

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Pineapple Wine – Malaysia

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Orangutan Monkey Juice – Malaysia

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Diving feet first into Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur We arrived this time at the Kathmandu International airport, a whole world away from the domestic shed next door. Thinking it would be a low key affair flying out of Kathmandu, we couldn’t believe our eyes when we walked up to the big bird sat on the runway, it was massive and there … Continue reading »

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Running out of rupees, our Nepal budget

When it comes to activities Nepal has it all, trekking, rafting, paragliding, bungee jumping the works, so after a couple of days planning our next 6 weeks we knew that we’d probably leave Nepal having spent more than we were hoping. After all, the activities we would be doing were at a fraction of the … Continue reading »

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Going gnarly in Nepal

Kathmandu Touching down in Kathmandu we couldn’t wait to make up for the lack of decent snap up the mountain and to top up our depleted calorie intake with as much cheap booze as we could muster. Kathmandu was significantly hotter than we remembered so the hangover the next day was twice as nice. The … Continue reading »

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Nepal Ice Strong – Nepal

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