Archive for October, 2007

Monday, October 8th, 2007

Monkeying Around in Ubud

Ubud is known as the cultural center of Bali.  When I visited here in 1996, it was a fairly quiet town with a few restaurants and shops.  Since then, it has grown dramatically.  However, it hasn’t lost its charm – dozens of art galleries and woodworking shops are scattered thrroughout the town and rice paddies […]

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Saturday, October 6th, 2007

Hoping to Make Ourselves Useful

While it goes without saying that we’re loving every minute of our luxurious hotel stays and our incredible meals, we haven’t forgotten that one of our goals for this year of travel is to spend a significant amount of time doing community service work.  Internet research has uncovered some very viable service options, but we’re […]

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Saturday, October 6th, 2007

As if We Needed More Stress Relief

From Brunei, we headed (via two long ferry trips and one rescheduled Air Asia flight…this seems to be the norm with Air Asia) to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city.  I miss big cities when I’m away from them for too long, so I was happy to see that KL, as it’s called, is a busy […]

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

It’s Good to be the Sultan

Going to Brunei was a last minute decision. We had a flight leaving from Kota Kinabalu (in the Sabah part of Borneo) and, to get there, we either had to fly or go through Brunei. I’m glad we chose the latter. Brunei is a tiny country sandwiched between the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah […]

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Monday, October 1st, 2007

Birds’ Nests and Bat Dung

While Leech Boy and I were on the side of a mountain in the Bario jungle, we promised ourselves that, as soon as we got back to Miri (the transportation hub of the area), we would (1) check into a nice hotel; and (2) seek out a Pizza Hut (which, along with KFC, is strangely […]

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