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Malaysia, p2: Borneo and Pulau Tioman

Written by on April 24, 2013 in Asia, General with 3 Comments
Malaysia, p2: Borneo and Pulau Tioman

The day got off to a bad start as I mis-judged how long it would take during rush hour to get out to the airport and missed the cut-off to check in my bag by a few minutes.  Unlike most airlines in the world, Air Asia was completely inflexible and not only wouldn’t let me […]

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Botswana

Written by on December 3, 2012 in Africa, General with 0 Comments
Botswana

We woke up early to have breakfast and met our tour group outside the lobby.  Calvin and Albert pulled up in a massive beast of a vehicle/truck and we all hopped in. Today we were supposed to see the Falls first thing, so we were told we’d be refunded since we’d already seen in, and […]

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United Arab Emirates

Written by on November 21, 2012 in General, Middle East & Gulf States with 3 Comments
United Arab Emirates

I didn’t know what to expect when I landed in Dubai.  I knew the UAE was a country that did everything over the top.   I had heard about the indoor skiing attached to a mall, the air conditioners on the beach, and of course knew they had the tallest building in the world…the Burj Khalifa, […]

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Jordan

Written by on October 6, 2012 in General, Middle East & Gulf States with 1 Comment
Jordan

I arrived in Amman, got my visa and made the bus-taxi transfer to my hostel without any issues.  My hostel was nothing to write home about, but it was only 7JD/night for a bed on the female dorm, or about $10.  There was only one other Japanese girl in the dorm, so it was more […]

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