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Broken bones, insane travels and life-upheaval: 2012 in review

Broken bones, insane travels and life-upheaval: 2012 in review

Well. This is one for the records. Admittedly, I was considering starting this post with a pun about the world not ending in 2012, but still being explosive (harhar), but then thought I’d spare you. We could do with less cheesy hyperboles. But honestly – …read more

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Diving and detaching: a curious experience on Mabul Island, Borneo

Diving and detaching: a curious experience on Mabul Island, Borneo

There’s a curious quality about travelling. Time begins to suspend. You arrive in a place, not entirely sure of what day it is. You stay for another, and forget when you first came. You know you’ll have to leave at some point, but have trouble …read more

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Elephants, orangutans and hornbills – oh my!: cruising on the Kinabatangan

Elephants, orangutans and hornbills – oh my!: cruising on the Kinabatangan

It was Monday, and I was dumbstruck. Now, you and I both know that Mondays suck. No matter how much you might like where-ever you wind up at the beginning of the work-week, it still marks the end of the weekend and the resumption of …read more

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It’s official: I’ve survived the jungle!

It’s official: I’ve survived the jungle!

So what happened in Borneo? Oh, y’know, just: – finally getting SCUBA certified – …and diving Sipadan, one of the most famous dive sites in the world – …and seeing massive sea turtles, whitetip sharks, moray eels, stingrays, giant groupers, neon frogfish, camouflaging cuttlefish, lionfish, …read more

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The next adventure: finally tackling the jungle

The next adventure: finally tackling the jungle

El Nido, the Philippines So, that next test I briefly alluded to in the last post? Well, I better hope that I’m really over my broken leg, because I’m about to tackle much harsher terrain than the city streets of Japan… Third largest island on …read more

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