Two weeks in Borneo: Your adventurous Borneo itinerary for the best things to do in Borneo

Two weeks in Borneo: Your adventurous Borneo itinerary for the best things to do in Borneo

Visiting Borneo was a dream of mine ever since I was a child watching National Geographic video series about the biodiversity in Borneo.  Planning my trip to Borneo took quite a bit of time as Borneo is one of the world’s largest islands with three countries.  As I only had two weeks for Borneo, I had to choose carefully what to do in Borneo.  This was my itinerary for two weeks in Borneo, focusing on Malaysia and Brunei.  I tried to include the best things to do in Borneo, which makes it easy to stretch this Borneo itinerary to four weeks in Borneo depending on your interests.

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Tips for visiting Ulu Temburong National Park in Brunei

Tips for visiting Ulu Temburong National Park in Brunei

When we decided to visit Brunei, I knew that we had to visit Ulu Temburong National Park in Brunei.  Despite being a planner, I didn’t really find  a lot of reviews of tours beforehand–and ended up listening to the advice of my Bruneian friends to wait until we were in Brunei to book a day trip to Ulu Temburong National Park.  Keep reading for tips on finding the best tour for Ulu Temburong National Park, what to pack, and what to expect on visiting Brunei’s most famous national park, one of the best things to do in Brunei. (more…)

What to wear in Muslim countries for female travelers by country

What to wear in Muslim countries for female travelers by country

Let’s get this out of the way: not every Muslim country in the world is the same all around the world; what is appropriate to wear in Muslim countries differs by country and this is your guide to as many Muslim majority regions/countries that I could find advice for.  Even within one country, what is appropriate clothing in one Muslim country might vary between the city and the countryside.  Keep reading on how to dress appropriately for various Muslim countries for female travelers with tips on what to wear in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa by country. (more…)

Travel in Brunei: 13 must-know travel tips for Brunei Darussalam

Travel in Brunei: 13 must-know travel tips for Brunei Darussalam

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. (Thanks to B., C., and D. for showing us around Brunei.)

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Not your average guide: Things to do in Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei

Not your average guide: Things to do in Bandar Seri Begawan 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. (more…)