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Asia

‘Fin’tastic Philippines

As we’re having such a good time we realised we may not get all of these blogs finished before we return home in July, so for now here are some photos of our time in the Philippines. We’ll update with funny stories when we get chance! Panglao – Bohol Flying over some of the 7,107 … Continue reading »

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Whoopa Gangnam Style!

Seoul With bellies full of Kobe beef and red vino, it was time to bid farewell to our Barnsley buddies and set off yet again as a twosome. It seemed a bit weird for a while not turning around to make sure we hadn’t lost the gang, what didn’t feel weird was the shear relief … Continue reading »

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Kirin Ichiban – Japan

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Keeping up with the Omars – Our Brunei budget

Arriving in a country built on oil and home to a crazy rich sultan who had his pants pulled down for the worlds most expensive haircut at 24,000 usd we weren’t sure how far our pennies would go, however once in Brunei you realise not everyone is profiting from the land and there are still … Continue reading »

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A swift stopover to see the Sultan – Brunei

Bandar Seri Begawan Having booked our shuttle bus to Brunei through the youth hostel the day before, we thought we were in for the usual terrifying and uncomfortable bone shaking 4 hour ride to our next destination. When the door bell rang 5 minutes early and a sweet smiling suited and booted chauffeur greeted us … Continue reading »

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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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