I chose to visit Brunei Darussalam this year after two Bruneian friends invited me to visit Bandar Seri Begawan. I love reading blogs, but I can't believe how wrong some of them were about travel in Brunei for Westerners. Let's set the record straight about must-knows before you travel to Brunei, what to wear in Brunei without offending folks, and what to expect when traveling in Brunei.
If you're looking into visiting Brunei, you're probably considering visiting the capital of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB as the locals say). The capital of Brunei will surprise you regarding how many things to do in Bandar Seri Begawan you'll find and for free. Keep reading for a guide to Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei.
If you're planning a trip to Japan, you know that Japan isn't cheap. We had an amazing and cheap trip around Japan where I was able to spend 15 euros per day on food and minimize costs within Japan. Keep read for tips for visiting Japan on a budget.
Bako National Park is a Malaysian national park close to Kuching on the island of Borneo. It is considered to be one of the best Malaysian national parks. Most people take a day trip to Bako National Park from Kuching, but if you don't, you'll miss on the best parts: the animals. Keep reading for my mistakes and what to know before an overnight stay at Bako National Park in this Bako National Park review.
This is an insider's guide to Singapore by locals. Fun fact: I lived in Singapore for a hot summer on a broke student's budget. However, I have written this up to date guide with tips for Singapore together with Brooke and Alaine. Singapore is not considered to be a budget destination, however it is possible to visit Singapore on a budget. With insider tips for Singapore, you'll find things to do in singapore on a budget, cheap food in Singapore, and where to stay in Singapore on a budget. The city-nation of Singapore is truly a traveler's paradise: Everyone speaks flawless English, public transit is fantastic, the streets are clean of gum, there's even Michelin starred food stalls, and there's sunny weather year-round. Keep reading for more!
Have you heard of the Aokigahara Suicide Forest? The Aokigahara Forest in Japan (Japanese: 青木ヶ原) (known as the Sea of Trees in Japanese 樹海) is the country’s most infamous forest. The Junkai forest is considered to be the second most popular suicide spot in the world after the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco. It is a popular spot for dark tourism as it is considered the world’s most haunted forest. Read for more about my experience hiking in this virgin forest and whether you should go. *TRIGGER WARNING.*
I loved the National Geographic movies about the ecosystems of the world as a child, so I always dreamed of visiting Borneo. However, Borneo is a huge island composed of three countries, so you need to decide where you’re going to go. I chose the amazing Malaysian province of Sabah due to its accessibility by budget airlines (AirAsia) and the Kinabatangan river for its amazing wildlife. A square inch of land in Borneo is supposed to be more biodiverse than ANY other place on the planet. This Borneo travel guide covers my experience visiting the beautiful Kinabatangan river, advice about the Kinabatangan river packages you’ll find, the Borneo ecotour that I chose, and information about the animals you’ll see in Borneo!
Karen & Jacob. American expats and cat lovers from New York City and Kentucky who lived in Amsterdam.... Then, Paris. (Confusing, we know!) Now, we're back living in The Hague, the Netherlands.
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