March 2008

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Kuching Sarawak Borneo

Posted by on 21 Mar 2008 | Tagged as: Borneo

Well we have spent a week here and it has been wonderful would love to come back some day.Kuching(cat city) is so pleasant and you can walk everywhere which is great.It is a laid back safe place, and wandering down the river is so pretty especially in the evening.The highlights were seeing a cultural village with longhouses..where the kids learnt how to use blow pipes..like the headhunters..they were very good at it..we have packed a few to bring back for children in UK so watch out parents!We saw orangutans ..monkeys of different varieties..which the children loved..such naughty and entertaining creatures!We visited a crocodile farm which was great..feeding time was terrifying..as were the photos of people being cut out of crocs stomachs..very gruesome!!they are a problem here at times.Talking of crocs..Bako national park was great apart from you had to get in a little boat and go down a river then estuary for twenty minutes to be dropped off at a beach to wade to shore…the beware of crocodiles sign unerved me somewhat..but hey we are all still here.We were greeted by very naughty monkeys..and spotted the very unusual prosperos monkey with its strange nose.Withinn five minutes Seth was delighted to find a pit viper!!!a gorgeous looking snake but not one to mess with..check out the photos..got some good ones!!We did a three and a half hour jungle walk which was great and Darcy dodging tree roots and water nearly stepped on a python..what a commotion..they were so excited..thankfully it wasnt too big..they werent in danger of being swallowed.We also visited another national park gunung gading to see the worlds largest flower and do some walking had a great day..enjoying the jungle and all its noises and waterfalls..then we cooled off in a clear waterhole for a swim..lovely!We also visited some amazing caves..pitch black..huge and full of bats..all the kids needed a torch so of course it was a hit with them!!accomodation..food and transport here is very good and very cheap..if you have adventurous children.Borneo is the place to come!off to singapore tonight then India..take care all love and God bless Rachel and clan.

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Finding nemo in Malaysia

Posted by on 14 Mar 2008 | Tagged as: Malaysia, On the road

Well off we went for a lively couple of days in Kuala Lumpur, a vibrant city..walked around in awe of huge buildings..interesting mosques…and general chaos of a large city. We headed to the west coast to Terengganu for a few wet days!!Darcy wasn’t too well with a cold sinus trouble..so we stayed put a couple of days to rest and recoup..as we has a fairly ok room for a good price.We then went north east to catch a boat to the Perhentian Islands..the boat trip was very rocky..only half an hour…but got soaking wet..glad we all took travel sick pills!Well it was worth it when we got there..crystal clear water white sand backed by beautiful unspoiled jungle..no cars on the islands..just wildlife and a few tourists!the first day we saw monkeys in the trees..lovely.We spent much of our time in the sea snorkelling..and saw nemo fish in abundance..much to the delight of the kids.Also spotted were parrot fish..huge humped nose parrot fish (huge!) a blue spotted stingray..a turtle..a reef shark and leopard shark..it was such a colourful world..fantastic to see..wanted to stay..Forever!!We met some lovely people doing diving courses…and a marine biologist who told Seth where to find the sharks!we are now making a rather arduous trip to Singapore..including a night bus..and lots of hours waiting in between connections..soon off to Borneo for a week…so I will hopefully write again then..enjoy the photos of these lovely islands!love to you all Rachel.

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Australia out ‘n about

Posted by on 14 Mar 2008 | Tagged as: Australia, On the road

More from Australia. uluru(ayers rock) Alice springs and Australia Z00

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