My Intrepid Experience – Borneo by Air, Land and Sea

From Kuching to Kota Kinabalu, Intrepid Best of Borneo took us down rivers, through caves, into mud baths and up mountains. It isn’t hard to make Borneo an interesting experience, but Intrepid made it unforgettable. My trip to Borneo was a 21-day tour beginning in Kuching, in Sarawak, and ending in Kota Kinabalu, in Sabah. Although I was signed up for the full 3 weeks, the trip actually divided into two parts; Wild Sarawak and Sabah Adventure. Borneo is somewhere I had wanted to come for years, and flying over the clusters of jungle-hugged islands scattered across aquamarine bays, I fell instantly in love.

Five Cool Things to do in Belgium

I recently had the pleasure of spending just over a week travelling around Belgium. During this time I managed to visit Bruges and Brussels, with a whistle stop trip to Antwerp in between. Belgium is a country of contrasts, of two languages and of strong beer, waffles and chocolate. This is my list of great things to do in Belgium. It’s by no means an exhaustive list, but it ought to keep you going for a little while.

The Elephants of Southeast Asia

When visiting Thailand, seeing Elephants is top of many people’s wish list, but it’s important to research opportunities carefully. The Asian Elephant has suffered at the hands of humans in Southeast Asia for centuries. However, in recent years, as tourism in this region has boomed, things have taken a new twist. Countless tour agencies offer day trips and longer where you can ‘learn to be a mahout’, an ambition no welfare-conscious tourist should have. The trade of the Mahout is unbelievably cruel.