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A Day Of Purposeful Meandering

We fully intended to walk every inch of Comino today, the tiny, car-free island between Malta and Gozo, but it seemed the ferries weren't running, possibly on account of the fact the winds of the other day had started up again. We got to the ferry terminal (the Gozo one is obvious) and were directed [...]

More Temples And A Sod Off Great Big Church

Today we'd be heading to the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum and we figured we'd get a bus to save us dicking around with parking. As we loitered outside waiting for it to open, periodically wiping the grit from our eyes that the brutal fucking winds sweeping across the island kept depositing in there, Tarrant asked, "What [...]

Bako Is The Best

Our final Sarawak national park was to be Bako which is probably the most popular of the lot despite it being an absolute ball ache to get to. You can't just nip there, you can only get in and out by boat but despite this you'll still need to think about booking your accommodation several [...]

The Beast That Is Mt Santubong

Mount Santubong is the big, pointy mountain that you can't fucking miss as you ride into Santubong unless you've had your eyes gouged out by an angry macaque because you refused to hand over your crisps. It looks steep. It is steep. I don't know why we thought we were in any manner of physical [...]

Even More Massive Flowers

Gunung Gading is home to the rafflesia, the fuck off great big flower we'd seen in Poring but wanted to put in our eyeholes again, largely because we were on a Sarawak National Park mission. It's pretty out of the way though and there's not much point in going if it's not blooming but they [...]

Frog Bothering At Kubah

You don't come to Kubah National Park and not indulge in a spot of nocturnal frog bothering. They're all over the place but the best place to find them is at the frog pond, 1.3kms from reception and just off the sealed road, so it's a piece of piss to find. Frogs prefer being out [...]

The National Park-A-Thon Begins

The first national park we decided to check out for our ten day Sarawak NP Extravaganza was Kubah, home of palms and frogs apparently, which left us in no doubt on what to expect. We figured we might as well throw ourselves right into a trail or two as soon as we got to there, [...]

What’s Cooking In Kuching?

I fucking hate cooking and cooking hates me. We used to have this death-oven that served as the gateway to hell itself if the jacket potatoes I tried cooking to Google's specification are anything to go by. I ended up with a flat full of smoke and two black cannonballs instead of two perfectly baked [...]