Malaysian longhouse stay 

Adventure travel often sells itself as the ‘real’ travel experience promising to get you off the tourist path and experience the actual country you are in rather than a resort that could be anywhere. Well, this is what you are lead to believe before you depart. A stay in a Malaysian longhouse is definitely an adventure….

Kinabalu National Park 

 Kinabalu National Park was one of the first national parks created in Malaysia. It has enormous significance biologically as it is home to over 4,500 fauna and flora species, over 300 birds, 100 mammals and if you would believe 110 species of snails. I had master slow-legs with me (my very slow walking son) so…

Kota Kinabalu 

Map courtesy of Sabah Tourism. I think the worst thing you can do in just about every destination is pick up the local tourist map and find out what there is to see. Every time I have done this I set off to see lame tourist attractions that I wouldn’t even consider at home never…

Gaya Island, Malaysia

  The Haze Yep … It’s a lovely pool, pity you can’t see the beach or into the distance. The haze. Palm oil plantations conduct vast amounts of burning off each year. The two biggest producers, Malaysia and Indonesia, account for 84% of the world’s palm oil production worth a staggering US$11 billion annually. The…