Australia, Borneo, Langkawi Done/Back at home

The flight home was straight forward but me and Al couldn’t check in online as early as we would have liked so we ended up in two middle seats wedged between a lovely asian lady on my side and an american chap on Al’s side who somehow managed to sleep for most of the trip.

Unfortunately the two highlights of the 13 hour + flight was an old chap coughing and spluttering over everyone, 3 rows behind us and a low life Canadian who really embarrassed his two young sons by trying to use chewing tobacco as soon as the

Continue reading Australia, Borneo, Langkawi Done/Back at home

Last morning at the Myne Resort, heading back to Koto Kinabalu.

Our last morning at Myne Resort so I got up early for a gander before breakfast, was out at 6 with my Macaque scaring stick/ Orangutan fending off stick, just in case. Saw loads of Macaque fighting and playing in the trees but to far off for a photo, also loads of crashing about in the jungle high up but couldn’t see what was causing it, brekkie at 8 then check out and half hour drive to cave visit and about ten feet thick of bat shit!

Been to cave, details later, it was deeper than ten feet!

It had

Continue reading Last morning at the Myne Resort, heading back to Koto Kinabalu.

Arrival at Sandakan (Borneo)

Taxi at 5.30, all excited for the day ahead. Itinerary on day one is getting settled in to accommodation, a dinner on the beach followed by a walk to see the turtles laying eggs, hatching and legging it to the sea, obviously not that fast.

The view of Mount Kinabalu from the plane is fantastic, most people are Kipping on this early 3/4 of an hour flight but me and Al’s heads are all over the place… coming in to land now.

We were met by our guide to be, Patrick, or as he introduced himself, Patrick of Borneo(you’ve probably

Continue reading Arrival at Sandakan (Borneo)

Kota Kinabalu

Up at 5.15, 5 min walk to airport, all bags dropped off and sorted in record time, hour to spare before boarding, boarded early…. 40 min delay ‘unscheduled maintenance’ 😳

Al asleep, me, fed up, no in flight movies, what’s all that about?!? Me and Al will have o talk to each other between the nodding 😀

Actually found an iPad app that allows for blogging offline, Al was so pleased. Just noticed, there are loads of local people wearing what looks like puffa jackets!!! Me and Al are sat in shorts and tee shirts and even then I feel

Continue reading Kota Kinabalu

Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu (Borneo)

Up at 5.15, 5 min walk to airport, all bags dropped off and sorted in record time, hour to spare before boarding, boarded early…. 40 min delay ‘unscheduled maintenance’ 😳

Al asleep, me, fed up, no in flight movies, what’s all that about?!? Me and Al will have o talk to each other between the nodding 😀

Actually found an iPad app that allows for blogging offline, Al was so pleased. Just noticed, there are loads of local people wearing what looks like puffa jackets!!! Me and Al are sat in shorts and tee shirts and even then I feel

Continue reading Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu (Borneo)

Mooloolaba (en-route from Fraser to Brisbane to Sydney)

We got dropped off at Mooloolaba by our brill driver, Martin, who dropped us outside the Mooloolaba Beach Backpackers which we had pre booked and were’nt disappointed. £20 each per night including brekkie, nice and clean with free use of paddle boards and surf boards. Me and Chris tried the paddle boards, I was crap, Chris was good.

The weather in Mooloolaba had been terrible but we were so lucky and missed most of the rain, that night we all went for a Thai meal apart from Chris who gave it a miss as he was pooped. Possibly due to

Continue reading Mooloolaba (en-route from Fraser to Brisbane to Sydney)

The truly amazing ‘Fraser Island’

We had booked the ‘Uber’ from Shaun and Alison’s, bright and early and arrived at the bus station in plenty of time. A few chunky looking four wheel drive busses and whizzed by with happy looking people inside and we couldn’t wait for our turn to board. Lou set off to find the correct bus stop and was soon waving to us all to join her. We were all looking forward to a few hours kip on the bus, especially Beth who had pulled an all nighter finishing off her Uni assignment which had been duly emailed about an hour

Continue reading The truly amazing ‘Fraser Island’

At Shaun and Alison’s place in Brisbane.

Our plane arrived virtually on time and Shaun had given us a key as we were arriving  an hour before them, we unlocked the front door and hopefully the forthcoming photos will do the place justice. Apparently it’s a typical  Queenslander house, we spend the next hour just wondering around ooooohing and aarring. after we had followed Shaun’s instructions to the beer fridge! 

once Shaun,  Alison, Kee, and Ryan had arrived. Alison knocked up some plaza and nibbles before it was time to crash out for the night.

The following morning as Shaun and Alison did their own thing, we

Continue reading At Shaun and Alison’s place in Brisbane.

New Years Eve Oz 2016/17

The celebrations started with the setting up of our Ang’s ’60’ balloons, the opening of pressies and ‘a bit of a tea’ This was followed by more chill out time, pool time and in my case ‘siesta time’ This was then followed by a military style operation loading all the booze ( enough to sink a small battleship…. well, a small ferry operating out of  Manly Wharf) we all set off for Manly. We had got our unique wrist bands for the trip, earlier that day ( arr Dan got em) so it was just a case of settling into

Continue reading New Years Eve Oz 2016/17

Girlies night out/Boys to see StarWars

This turned out to be a very chilled out sort of day once I had done over 40 miles on the racer with our Dan and Grub (Chris) Dan had hired a proper racer for me to try out as I had bought my helmet, gloves and cycle shoes….just in case!

We had an absolutely amazing ride and all I wanted to do was stop and take photos as the views were so amazing.

Once back at the house and recovered it was a serious case of chilling out before all the girls disappeared for a girlie night out for

Continue reading Girlies night out/Boys to see StarWars