Kota Kinabalu - Holiday in Borneo July 25th 2009 To be honest, before booking our trip, I'd never even heard of Kota Kinabalu, the largest city in Sabah, Malaysia's northern section of Borneo. But when I read that one of the hotels in Kota Kinabalu had its own orangutan rehabilitation centre, I knew we had to visit. Angela and I arrived at the huge international airport courtesy of Malaysian Airlines from Kuala Lumpur, and as we taxied in, I cou ... read more
Asia » Malaysia » Sabah » Kota Kinabalu During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula formed the Fe... ... read more
My aim was to visit at least 100 countries, and with Brazil, I finally did it. I'm now loitering at 104. Or is it 105, I lose count...
Unlike a lot of fellow travellers, I tend to only dip my feet into a country, quite often only staying a day or two before heading off somewhere else.
Country numbers 54 and 55 were my first trips alone - something I never thought I'd do.
In 2013 I published an e-book entitled The Red Quest, detailing my mission to visit each and every country of the former Soviet Union. Along the way I sa... full info