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593 Blog Entries
37 Trips
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Trips:

South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia (2004)
Bhutan and India (2006)
Around the World (1987)
Australia (1990)
Turkey and Greece (1996)
Morocco (1991)
Portugal (1995)
Antarctica and South America (1992)
Greece (1993)
Spain (2001)
Italy (2002)
France, Belgium and London (2003)
Western Caribbean (2008)
France, Austria and Russia (1984)
Europe (1980)
Peru (1989)
Israel, Jordan and Egypt (2008)
All Around The Country (2011)
Belize, Guatemala and Honduras (2009)
Central Europe (2015)
Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia Herzegovina (2013)
Iceland (2013)
Bermuda (2015)
Southeast Asia (2012)
Art in Amsterdam (2012)
Curacao (2010)
Riviera Maya (2012)
Dublin (2010)
Ecuador (2016)
Cuba (2017)
Northern European Captials (2017)
Costa Rica (2011)
Medellin (2017)
Borneo and South Korea (2018)
Alaska (2005)
Berlin (2014)
Italy (2016)

Shorthand link:

http://blogabond.com/shoshtrvls


Welcome to my travels. On this site you'll find recent trips and some very old trips. You'll note that for some trips I wrote very detailed reports (at least in the beginning), for others, I didn't even take notes of where I was on what dates. Nevertheless, I've done my best to document, to the extent I can, all of my major trips.



Day 13 - The Countryside

Seoul, South Korea


Historic city of Gyeongju

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on August 30 from Seoul, South Korea
from the travel blog: Borneo and South Korea (2018)
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Day 12 - Seoul

Seoul, South Korea


Freedom Bridge, Dora Observatory, aborted DMZ Tour

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on August 29 from Seoul, South Korea
from the travel blog: Borneo and South Korea (2018)
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Day 11 - Seoul

Seoul, South Korea


More Palaces, Museums, Temples, Shrines, Shopping

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on August 28 from Seoul, South Korea
from the travel blog: Borneo and South Korea (2018)
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Day 10 - Seoul

Seoul, South Korea


Palaces, Museums, Temples, Shrines, Shopping

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on August 27 from Seoul, South Korea
from the travel blog: Borneo and South Korea (2018)
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Day 9 - Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia


Last Day in Borneo

From Intrepid:

Head back to Kota Kinabalu today by boat and minivan. This will take around 40 minutes. Optional activities include a visit the intriguing Mari Mari Cultural Village, nestled deep in the countryside. Here you will see how indigenous ethnic groups of Borneo used to live. Or a visit to the Sabah Museum to learn about Sabah’s past or do some last minute souvenir shopping at the Filipino market . Tonight, perhaps head out for a final meal with your group to celebrate your Borneo adventure.

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on August 26 from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
from the travel blog: Borneo and South Korea (2018)
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Day 8 - Tunku Abdul National Marine Park

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia


More Manukan Island, Snorkeling

From Intrepid:

Enjoy a snorkelling trip today, where an array of coral and brightly coloured marine life reveals itself, conditions depending. An optional scuba dive trip from Manukan Island is also on offer for those interested in a more immersive experience. If you are interested, let your leader know and it can be arranged. After snorkelling, the afternoon is yours to enjoy. Soak up the turquoise vistas for another few hours as you stroll or swim about in this gorgeous corner of the world.

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on August 25 from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
from the travel blog: Borneo and South Korea (2018)
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Day 7 - Manukan Island

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia


Manukan Island, Cocktail Party on the Dock

From Intrepid:

Transfer to Sandakan Airport today for a flight to Kota Kinabalu. Keep in mind that the luggage allowance for this flight is only 15 kg of check in luggage and one cabin bag of 7kg and any excess baggage will incur a further charge paid direct to the airline. A short boat ride (around 20 minutes) takes you to Manukan Island, just off the coast of Kota Kinabalu. This is one of the larger Islands found in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine National Park. The first of two days on this Island will be free for you to explore the Island at your leisure – perhaps swimming or local activities. The 1.5-kilometre Beach is lovely to stroll along at low tide.

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on August 24 from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
from the travel blog: Borneo and South Korea (2018)
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Day 6 - Sepliok Orangutan Sanctuary

Sepilok, Malaysia


Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre

From Intrepid:

This morning take a private transfer to the Sepliok Orangutan Sanctuary (approximately 1 hour). The centre was set up to help re-introduce these wonderful creatures back into the wild after a life of domestication or having been orphaned. From the viewing platform, you can watch and photograph these charming creatures as they swing into view and eat the supplementary diet of bananas and milk that is laid out for them twice a day. Human contact must be kept to a minimum and it's essential that you follow the instructions of the park, as directed by your leader. Also included is a new nursery where you can view young orangutans as they learn how to climb on a specially constructed jungle gym. The viewing area is behind one-way glass so as to not disturb the animals. To see more of Borneo’s creatures there’s the option to visit the newly opened Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center. Here rescued Sun Bears that have spent many years mistreated and locked away in cages are cared for, with hopes of rehabilitation and reintroduction into the wild. You will also visit the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, where you can watch up close the amazing bachelor proboscis lazing and feeding – an experience that can only be found in Borneo.

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on August 23 from Sepilok, Malaysia
from the travel blog: Borneo and South Korea (2018)
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Day 5 - Sandakan

Sandakan, Malaysia


Gomatong Cave,War Memorial

From Intrepid:

Travelling by private minivan, you will stop to visit the intricate Gomantong Caves. Renowned for their edible swiftlet nets, which are harvested for bird's nest soup. Bird's nest collection is an ancient tradition, though nowadays licences are required for it. Travelling to Sandakan, a journey of 3 hours, you will stop in at the Sandakan War Memorial. Here you will learn about the city's past as you stand on the same ground of the former Japanese POW camp. This site also marks the starting point of the tragic Sandakan Death Marches, on which 2,400 POWs were forced to walk through the jungles of Borneo. By the end of the March, only 6 Australians survived, and only because they had escaped. Arrive in Sandakan, which was once the capital of British North Borneo and traditionally has strong trading ties with Hong Kong. The Cantonese influence is palpable in the lively harbour-side market, the many Chinese temples and the local cuisine.

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on August 22 from Sandakan, Malaysia
from the travel blog: Borneo and South Korea (2018)
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Day 4 -Kinabatangan River

Kampung Ba, Malaysia


Kinabatangan River, Myne Resort

From Intrepid:

You might awake to the call of a Bornean gibbon, or perhaps a hornbill. Enjoy a morning cruise down the River, searching for more birds and wildlife. Keep an eye out for Long Tail Macaques and Pig Tail Macaques – ask your leader about the difference. Later, you can trek up to a birdwatching Tower overlooking the River and visit a Merabu tree. When it's all over, this evening's River cruise will be your last chance to photograph or simply marvel at your surrounds. Spend one more night in your lovely accommodation right in the heart of the jungle.

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on August 21 from Kampung Ba, Malaysia
from the travel blog: Borneo and South Korea (2018)
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