Posts by Kendrick


Last updated: 02/19/17Karen and myself had planned on spending 11 days exploring Myanmar. Because we wanted to give Bagan and Inle Lake the proper time it deserves, we decided to dedicate only one day exploring Yangon. I felt like we made the right decision; though we missed the circle train that goes around the city. If you are short on time in Yangon, here is my suggestion on what to do and see: 1) Stay in a hostel or hotel close to...

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Last updated: 02/15/17Traveling to Southeast Asia has been a welcomed transition for our trip. With such cheap prices, we can finally make up for our big financial loss during our time in the Middle East and Africa. Here is my complete spending breakdown in Singapore, Brunei, and Malaysia: One night in Singapore spending breakdown Aljunid@SG hostel – $13 USD Uber (I used it twice) – $15.77 USD ($22.29 SG) Total spending in Singapore:...

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Last updated: 02/7/17After a brutal 40 hour transit between South Africa and Brunei, Karen and myself finally made it to the peaceful and quiet city of Bandar Seri Begawan, capital of Brunei. Our initial impression was that the country seems very peaceful and quiet. We hired a taxi to take us to our hotel called Apek Utama, and booked a two nights stay. Because of exhaustion, we didn’t get a chance to explore the city until the next...

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Last updated: 02/7/17Visiting the Borneo Orangutan Sanctuary has been a long time dream of Karen’s. That’s why I promised her that one day, I will take her to the sanctuary so we can see these fuzzy apes together. One of the biggest reasons Karen wants to see orangutans is because she loves King Louie from Jungle Book. You know… the crazy ape in the movie! Anyways, during our backpacking adventure, we met a dutch couple who advised us...

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Last updated: 02/5/17Crossing from Brunei to Kota Kinabalu was tough mainly because of the lack of information online. The day Karen and myself had to make the trip, we couldn’t find the bus terminal that would take us from Bandar Seri Begawan to Serasa, the city where ferry terminal was located. Feeling desperate, and not wanting to miss the ferry that typically leaves at 8am, we shelled out $53 USD to hire a taxi just take us from...

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