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Borneo to be Wild

20 days exploring Sabah
By Graham Finch
#633 - posted Sunday October 26, 2014 by Neil Gunton

"Tropical rainforest, national parks, rare wildlife, 4,000-metre-high peaks, piping hot springs and stupendous beaches - very attractive stuff for a few weeks of R&R on a bike trip. We - that's Debbie and myself - felt the urge to get away 'somewhere' for our annual winter break aka Chinese New Year. Taiwan, where we live, becomes manic then: hotels are full (and charge double), all resorts are packed, roads jammed, trains overflowing and - in national holiday tradition - the weather usually turns dodgy. Sabah: it's safe, pretty close to Taiwan, doesn't really celebrate CNY, isn't frighteningly expensive, English is widely spoken, it boasts good weather and is linked with direct flights. It ticked a lot of boxes. We even had enough airmiles for free flights. Decision made..." - read this journal

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Regional: North America  9 months in North America   Hayley Bateman  Mon 27   28   16:35
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Pegasus Cycling Club www.fmzxc.com/en Camping, Maps, Shopping (general) 2014-09-22 
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ZfI6Cv_image.jpg View from the coast road west of Pantai Cenang

Image on journal page: Two days on Langkawi in journal Singapore, Malaysia and Southern Thailand by David Lomax (23 of 44 days)

 2014-10-31 10:57 
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CLaMOf_image.jpg The Beach of Skulls. Various theories surround the name but the information boards suggest that the island offshore was a prison until the 1930's & escapees perished in the process due to the sharks & crocodiles which once inhabited the channel, only bones were washed up. Well it's a good story.

Image on journal page: Two days on Langkawi in journal Singapore, Malaysia and Southern Thailand by David Lomax (23 of 44 days)

 2014-10-31 10:56 
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blacksea.jpg The black sea - feels like a landmark and we feel quite proud to have got here.

Image on journal page: Day 92: Sliven to Burgas - North Sea to Black Sea done in journal "Our Everest" - around the worldFeatured Journal #604 by Martin Jarman and Elspeth Jarman (557 of ??? days)

 2014-10-31 8:59 
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peachtree.jpg Peaches are for sale everywhere - funnily enough this tree was well fenced

Image on journal page: Day 92: Sliven to Burgas - North Sea to Black Sea done in journal "Our Everest" - around the worldFeatured Journal #604 by Martin Jarman and Elspeth Jarman (557 of ??? days)

 2014-10-31 8:58 
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citadel.jpg The citadel at Veliko Tarnovo

Image on journal page: Day 90: A hot day in Veliko Tarnovo in journal "Our Everest" - around the worldFeatured Journal #604 by Martin Jarman and Elspeth Jarman (557 of ??? days)

 2014-10-31 8:55 
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