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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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A winner with anyone driving more than a 1.1 litre cinquecento, this small but strict and socially controlled religious state has the largest oil fields in South East Asia. A devote Muslim country, a visit here during Ramadan could make for interesting reading. Our journey through Brunei: Please check below to see our posts from … Continue reading »

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