The boyfriend (Joseph) makes his podcast debut! We chat about our 10-day trip to Borneo, including: our itinerary traveling as a couple almost missing our flight the most ridiculous hike of our lives how it was being vegan in Borneo our quest to get our SCUBA LICENSE!
I woke up at 5:30 and couldn’t go back to sleep, so I got out of bed around 7 and ate my breakfast: oats and fruit. I blogged until 8:30 and then called a Grab to go to Stark Fitness, a gym a few miles away. Their day pass was 15 ringgit (about $4), … More 6/6/18: Reunited With Amanda!
I woke up for another run. I haven’t really done too many runs twice in a row during my travels, but today I felt like it. I did the same route as yesterday, just a big longer. I wish I started out a bit earlier though, because the sun was killing me on the second … More 6/5/18: Gross Beach & Great Vegan Food (Borneo)
We got up at 5:30 again for our very last river cruise. What we saw on the cruise: A sleeping macaque I don’t know how they don’t fall off the branches when they’re sleeping! King fisher All the birds here are super colorful, it’s amazing We didn’t see much, but it was ok because the … More 6/4/18: Back To Civilization
Johanna’s alarm went off at 5:30 to wake us up for the morning river cruise. After a quick cup of coffee, we hopped on the boat. The water was so nice and serene; it glimmers differently in the morning. I love that early-morning air. What we saw this. morning: Egret bird Kingfisher bird Hornbills (white … More 6/3/18: Wildman With Wildlife (Kinabatangan River, Borneo)
After breakfast, I walked around Sandakan just to check out the town. It’s pretty old and has a “heritage trail” that you can walk through to see all the historic sights. I saw a lot of WWII memorials. I didn’t know Borneo had so much history with the war. Around 10:30, Johanna and I walked … More 6/2/18: Living In The Jungle (Kinabatangan River, Borneo)
Happy June!! Wow We’re already halfway through 2018. And I’ve been traveling for 6 months now. Crazy! I went for my long run today even though it’s a Friday (I usually do my long run on the weekend). I wasn’t sure if I’d get a chance on Saturday or Sunday since I would be doing … More 6/1/18: The Modern Side of Borneo
I woke up at 6 am and went out into the lobby to eat breakfast. Johanna came out of her room as I was making my oatmeal. We hugged and said hi, and then sat down to eat together. Emily came and sat with us while we were eating. Johanna, Emily and I had met … More 5/31/18: Hiking In Kinabalu Park (Borneo)
My final day in Indonesia began with a run. I ran up north toward Pluit Lake Park. The beginning was hectic, dodging cars and navigating the traffic. Once I got closer to the lake, there was an awful sulfur smell that permeated the air. Like salted hard-boiled eggs. The lake looked pretty disgusting, too. So … More 5/30/18: Borneo Bound!