To the Coast

Cambodia is playing tourism catch-up to its popular neighbor, Thailand. Over the last decade there has been year after year increases in foreign investment in the tourism sector. As a result, there is a huge variety of accommodations and many places are affordable and of a great quality. Many others, however, are cashing in on … More To the Coast

Important History

Mid week in Phnom Penh we set off on foot to explore around our neighbourhood and discovered some pleasant parkland featuring a massive statue of the current Cambodian monarch and some contemporary art installations. This part of the city, the main administrative zone, was planned on a large scale featuring long boulevards and tree lined … More Important History

Spelunking

After our night in Bako National Park we packed ourselves up, waded through the surf and once again purred down the coast and up river back to Kuching where a flight to our next Borneo wildlife encounter awaited. We wanted to check out the abundant swiftlet and bat populations housed in the many formidable cave formations … More Spelunking

Into the Wild

After our time with the orangutans, our next wildlife adventure took us to a much more remote area, requiring a road trip, a boat journey down river to the sea and then up coast to the shores of Bako National Park. We had researched how to access the park a few weeks ahead and had … More Into the Wild

Us and the Apes

Our first nature destination was the wonderful Semenggoh Wildlife Center, well known for its orangutan program and easy striking distance from Kuching. After a 40 minute taxi ride we zoomed into the park and set off on the small hike up to the main interpretation centre and main orang viewing areas. The animals protected in … More Us and the Apes

Borneo Bound

Malaysian Borneo was a wonderful sidetrack from our original itinerary. We had always given it strong consideration, largely on the advice of a handful of people who had been and raved. Prior to departing Canada, however, we had decided we didn’t have time in our plan. We reversed that decision after spending some fine holiday … More Borneo Bound