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No joke. Sarawak’s capital really is called “Cat” in Malaysian although quite why is a bit unclear. I suspect the kitsch cat statues dotted around the city centre may be…

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Day Two The basic accommodation at Laban Rata does at least mean you aren’t tempted to linger in bed! We were up at 1:30am and dressed, ready to tackle the…

Read More Mount Kinabalu: we did it!

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In a fit of optimism, I had decided Borneo would be where we made our mountaineering debut and climb Mount Kinabalu. Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Malaysia, and indeed…

Read More We climb Mount Kinabalu!

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Our third day in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, got off to a poor start. Our hostel room was right opposite the front desk and we were woken at 7am by…

Read More Day 3: Kuala Lumpur

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We had assumed we’d be wide awake by about 7am with the dreaded jet lag, so we were slightly thrown to wake up at 1pm after 13 hours of dreamless…

Read More Kuala Lumpur: Day 2

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Hello! We have arrived in Kuala Lumpur unscathed. Our flight was everything I had hoped for: 14 hours of being slightly-too-cramped for sleep, two airline meals of assorted beige mystery…

Read More And so it begins…

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