South Africa has some of the most stunning vistas I’ve seen. Here are two of my favourite places to stand on the edge of a cliff and just stare at the view…
The wrestlers face each other, squatting in the ring. Perfectly mirroring each other, they sweep their arms around in a circle, then clap their hands together in front of them, arms outstretched. They move closer, crouch, then lower their heads, fists touching the ground, eyes still locked on one another. They are ready.
Sandakan is situated on the northern coast of the island of Borneo. An archipelago of small islands lie offshore, stretching up to the Philippines, and it was these islands that we were interested in.
Three of these tiny islands form the marine conservation area of Turtle Island Park where, each night, you can watch as green and hawksbill turtles come ashore to lay their eggs.
The Japanese know a thing or two about aesthetics.
The husband and I were in deepest Sabah, in Malaysian Borneo, travelling from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan.
Following our exertions on Mount Kinabalu we were in need of a rest. As luck would have it, just 25 miles away, there was a perfect place to recuperate.
We were to climb Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in the Malaysian archipelago, and the 20th most prominent in the world. This was the part of our Borneo trip that the husband was looking forward to the most, and I the least.
How much fun is this hotel room? This is part of Hằng Nga Guesthouse, otherwise known as the Crazy House (I can’t think why). Located in Da Lat, a hill town in Vietnam, it’s also a popular draw for tourists.
We had had The Talk.
It had been decided that I was going to throw away my pills and change our lives for good. But before I did, there was time for one more trip. We had to make it a good one, and thank God we did as who knows when we’ll manage another…
The night fishermen were back.