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Perhentian Paradise Islands

Here I've pulled together a selection of photos I took on the Perhentian Islands in Malaysia. The photos were taken on Pulau Perhentian Kecil (Small Island) and on Pulau Perhentian Besar (Big Island). The former is more popular with backpackers and... Continue Reading →

Getting Close to Orangutans in Borneo

The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Malaysian Borneo is one of the best-known places to see orangutans. While it is possible to see orangutans in the wild – and no doubt rewarding – it is of course much more difficult.... Continue Reading →

5 Malaysian Dishes to Try Today

One of the many things that I loved about Malaysia was its food. Due to the prevalence of Islam and Hinduism, beef and especially pork are uncommon in much of Malaysian food. Instead, chicken, fish and vegetables prop up the... Continue Reading →

Volunteering with Turtles in Malaysia

It was 5am when the turtle finally dragged herself back into the sea, pausing only momentarily to catch her breath. She was the first green turtle of the year to visit the nesting beach on Malaysia's Perhentian Island, Kula Besar. By the... Continue Reading →

8 Ways to Prepare for a Big Trip

Planning a trip in my late twenties has been a considerably different experience to the one that I had in my early twenties, when preparation involved little more than packing a backpack the day before boarding a plane. That is a slight... Continue Reading →

Before a Trip, How Much Planning is Too Much?

After a long period of time spent living in London, I am finally planning a big trip. I’ve booked a one-way-flight. There’s no going back. I’ve been meaning to go backpacking ever since my last long trip five years ago,... Continue Reading →

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