Was just getting around to updating the blog on all the great things happening down here in NZ when I came across an old blog draft for Borneo. I was in Borneo in Feb/Mar of 2013 but life was crazy and it took me a while to get around to posting some blog stuff on it. Unfortunately before I could get through the 1.5 month trip, I lost a bunch of photos on my computer (Always back-them-up!) including all of my Borneo shots. So it was a bonus to find a few extra photos buried away on this blog site. Unfortunately it did not include any of my adventures in Brunei or Sarawak but hey... still have the memories! So as a random interlude into all things NZ, here are some shots from the Tawau area of Sabah (Malaysian Broneo's northern state).
For some background, Tawau is the only city in Sabah that does have tourists. Or at least that was my experience. It's a city of several hundred thousand, and yet there is not a single hostel anywhere and in my 4-5 days there I did not see a single Caucasian person other than the 2 Canadians and 2 Swedes that I convinces to follow me to this area.
|This one is for Blake ;)|
|Erik the Swede, being Erik the Swede|
|One one day we did a long hike to some hot springs. The springs turned out to be luke-warm and pretty disappointing but still a great day.|
|The tall tree in the daytime. I believe it's around 91 meters. Didn't seem that much taller than the other trees though....|
|The sun sets over Tawau in the hotel I decided to splurge and pay $20 for. |
Soooo much better than the $5 one!