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Days 108-109: Happy 59th!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

After a long day of snorkelling in the only clothes we hadn’t turned in to be laundered, we arrived back at the hotel salty and wet and in need of a shower. We tried to pick up our laundry only to be told that it wouldn’t be available until the next day. Trouble was, we had tickets for a boat to Brunei that left early.
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Days 101-106: Kinabalu

Saturday, June 25th, 2005

Before heading to the steamy jungles of Borneo, Marcus decided it was time for a haircut. With $2 clippers from the supermarket in hand, he began to craft his masterpiece. It was not long before he realized that something wasn’t quite right. So he asked Kel for help, and it wasn’t long after that we realized something had gone horribly wrong…
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Malaysian Borneo Map

Monday, June 20th, 2005
Here's another map for your viewing pleasure (not very large this time). We landed in Kota Kinabalu this morning and plan to travel by surface to Kuching with a likely visit to Brunei. borneo_map.jpg

Day 100!

Monday, June 20th, 2005
100 days on the road! What better way to celebrate than with some yam milk bubble tea. Those of you near a Chinatown may want to give it a shot - it's like liquid cotton candy. Yum! [Continue reading this entry]

Days 84-99: Peninsular Malaysia

Saturday, June 18th, 2005
Upon arriving in a new country, our first order of business after clearing immigration is to find an ATM and get some cash. So after entering the terminal in Kuala Lumpur we headed straight for the first ATM we ... [Continue reading this entry]

Days 94-97: Taman Negara Critters

Friday, June 17th, 2005
Spent a few days hiking around the Taman Negara National Park. There are rumored to be over 800,000 species of insect in the park, but most of them were hiding. Here are a few we caught. This wooly caterpillar ... [Continue reading this entry]

Peninsular Malaysia Map

Thursday, June 16th, 2005
Here's a fairly high-res map of peninsular Malaysia taken from our guidebook. We added some boxes around the places we've been. Be warned that it is about 500kb in size and may take a bit to download. ... [Continue reading this entry]

Days 84-93: Malaysian Critters

Thursday, June 16th, 2005
A few pics of interesting critters from the first 10 days on peninsular Malaysia. We've seen monkeys all over Indonesia and Malaysia, but here's our first blog photo of one. (Kuala Lumpur) tn_monkey.jpg We cheated and went ... [Continue reading this entry]

Days 71-82: For Good Luck

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005
This blog entry is rated "IM" and may not be suitable for mature audiences. Our apologies to grandparents and parents (with the possible exception of Dennis). Immediately after replying to comments about "Episode III" being out - and how we ... [Continue reading this entry]

Indonesian Critters

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005
Here are some Indonesian critters that didn't make it into previous blog entires. Cat on a hot brick roof in Ubud, Bali. cat_on_a_hot_roof.jpg No, it's not a prop left over from a Godzilla movie. Close-up of ... [Continue reading this entry]