Monthly Archives: April 2013

Day 250: Scooting Around

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Sat. 20th April 2013 After a morning of doing chores and being lazy we head off to Taichung. This is where Dave’s nephew, Calum and his friend Charlie have an apartment for their time out here on a year’s contract …

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Day 249: About Taiwan

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Fri. 19th April 2013 Its not our home but it is Rob’s and his family’s home and his family is our family so, that, sort of, makes it home. It certainly is nice not to be constrained by having a …

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Day 248: Culture Shock

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Thurs. 18th April 2013 There are four direct Air Asia flights a week from Kota Kinabalu to Taipei, so the good news is we do not need to go via Malaysia Peninsular (KL). The bad news is that it is …

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Day 247: Goodbye To All That

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Wed. 17th April 2013 The atmosphere at breakfast was a little downbeat this morning. Today, we all go our separate ways and each of us has a touch of melancholy as we contemplate saying goodbye to people who have become …

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Day 246: Final Dose Of Borneo Wildlife

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Tues. 16th April 2013 Pulau Tiga Resort is a great relaxing island and I could have spent the morning chilling out on the hammocks being lulled by the sound of the sea, but that was not the plan. Close by …

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Day 245: Survivors

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Mon. 15th April 2013 We’re off today to Pulau Tiga – better known as Survivor Island after the first series of the reality TV show was shot there. Having never seen any of the programmes I didn’t know anything about …

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Day 244: Messing About On The River

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Sun. 14th April 2013 Where did the last week go? [Ed. Where did the last eight months go?] It is Sunday again and there is a group trip going to the Sunday Market. After lasting about thirty seconds there last …

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Day 243: Something Fishy

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Sat. 13th April 2013 The pace is distinctly (and thankfully) less frantic now we have completed our climb of Mount Kinabalu. We are now into the rearranged part of the Sabah trip. Originally, the itinerary took us east to Sandakan …

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Day 242: Local Life

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Fri. 12th April 2013 It is time to say goodbye to the Eco Lodge and as we look at the site plan in reception, we see we could have done many more activities. We had seen (and heard) the locals …

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Day 241: Hot Tub Time Machine

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Thur. 11th April 2013 Breakfast was a bit of a challenge this morning. First off, our legs seem to have stopped working after all their exertions over the past few days, so even getting from our room to the restaurant …

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