Category: Asia

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Mongolia in October is Spectacular!

Mongolia in October Mongolia in October is spectacular! It is still  possible to get out into the Gobi Desert. Those wide open landscapes look incredible in the clear October sunshine, think long shadows and golden afternoons. The weather can be very changeable, from glorious sunny days...

Kinabatangan River, Borneo

The Kinabatangan River

Kinabatangan River The Kinabatangan River is actually a forested floodplain, an area on the north-eastern coast of Malaysian Borneo that has been set aside as a wildlife sanctuary. Much of the surrounding land is endless palm plantations making this a vitally important haven for Borneo’s wildlife....

Bako National Park

A Day Trip To Bako National Park

Bako National Park Bako National Park is the oldest of Sarawak’s national parks, a verdant peninsula of accessible walking trails, beaches and wildlife. The draw is the walking opportunities, which range from easy strolls to more challenging hikes. The park is small but very varied,...

Semenggoh Wildlife Centre

Orang-utans at Semenggoh Wildlife Centre

Kuching, Malaysian Borneo Following on from the previous post, we had been in Kuching for a few days. Now it was time to try to hopefully see orang-utan.  Semenggoh Wildlife Centre The Semenggoh Wildlife Centre has been rescuing orang-utans since the 1970’s, the centre rehabilitates...


Borobudur: Java’s enigmatic giant

Borobudur Borobudur is one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world; this huge stone temple was constructed three hundred years before Angkor Wat in Cambodia and stands enigmatic under the shadow of smoking volcanoes in central Java. The construction began in AD 750, and...

Java, Prambanan, Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta: a Temple and a Volcano!

Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia, So the lure of Borobudur was too much, Java had been on my must-go list for a while, this huge temple just had to be seen with my own eyes. Yet Borobudur would have to wait, I would build up to it...

Light show, free things to do in Singapore

3 Free things to do in Singapore

3 Free things to do in Singapore, Passing through Singapore on tight budget doesn’t mean you have to miss out, here are three free things to do in Singapore that would fill one full day in the city. Alternatively, if you are staying a bit...

Melaka | vagabond baker

Marvellous Melaka

Melaka (Malacca) This gorgeous town is just a few hours south of Kuala Lumpur, yet it feels a thousand miles away. Melaka is steeped in history and legend: founded by an exiled Sumatran prince, it was passed from one colonial ruler to the next –...

The Petronas Towers | Vagabond Baker

My top six things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s capital city is often overlooked by travellers, a convenient transit hub for South East Asia. This is a mistake though, there is so much to see and experience in this vibrant city.  I’ve been to KL a few times now, each time discovering something new....

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