Climbing Mt Kinabalu – Part 1

Incredible, can hardly be considered a worthy adjective to use when describing the two day adventure of climbing Borneo’s 4000m giant – Mount Kinabalu. From the triumph of reaching Laban Rata, the rest house at the 6km point, to being the third person at the summit at 4.45am and seeing dawn break through the cold night sky, there is truly something magical about the experience. … Continue reading Climbing Mt Kinabalu – Part 1

One Week in Malaysia – Langkawi and Penang

In my continuing pursuit of sunshine and nice weather I decided to leave Thailand a day early and enter Malaysia through Langkawi island. At 7am I ran out into the torrential Krabi rain to join a minivan that was heading south to Hat Yai full of like-minded backpackers who thought it would be best to leave town. I got to talking with some of the … Continue reading One Week in Malaysia – Langkawi and Penang