Most visitors to Brunei arrive by plane, bus or ferry. We chose the ferry for its low cost and smooth ride to Brunei (60 ringgit/ person) with a stop at Labuan Island. The ferry terminal is located at Jesselton Point in Kota Kinabalu, which is within walking distance of the D’Borneo Hotel where we stayed.
I read in one of the travel magazines that Kota Kinabalu (KK) claims to have the best sunsets in the world. So we had to have dinner at a restaurant with ocean view (which there are plenty of along the waterfront) and watch the sunset. And it was amazing! The clouds in the Borneo sky
We spent the day on Sapi Island (one of the islands in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park). It’s a little paradise just a 15 minute boat ride from Kota Kinabalu. It was a wonderfully relaxing retreat, like taking a vacation from vacation :D. The snorkeling was awesome! And just right off shore, so it was super easy. We rented
After emerging from the jungle it was time for us to catch our Air Asia flight from Sandakan back to Kota Kinabalu. We had spent one night in Kota Kinabalu, but didn’t have a chance to look around, so we were headed back for another day. We had booked the very nice D’Borneo Hotel in
We both liked Kota Kinabalu (KK), but we had come to Borneo for the rain forest, and we still were not in the rain forest. In order to see some wildlife we needed to get to Sandakan, a town which is used as a base camp for ventures into the jungle. One option was a
Rafflesia is the largest type of flower in the world! It grows in Borneo and was on our list of plants and wildlife we hoped to see during our Borneo adventure. The difficult part is that it’s hard to predict when a flower will be in bloom and once a flower blooms it only lasts
I had heard of the Borneo rainforest, but I had no idea where it was. When we started planning this trip we bought Lonely Planet’s Guide to Southeast Asia on a Shoestring. When I looked on the map I saw that Borneo was located in Malaysia and Indonesia- countries we were planning to visit! So