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We’ve fallen absurdly behind on our blog. It would be fruitless to try and recount in any relevant detail entirely what we’ve been up to or the past few months, but we’ve had numerous calls for updates, so I’ll try recap the past few months and humbly promise to move forward more frequently from here.
- Thursday May 24, 2007
- Living and Diving in Semporna
Since we’re not traveling, our day-to-day routine has become pretty consistent. As such, we haven’t had much to say on our blog as we are diving everyday and our routine doesn’t change much, not to mention we’re pretty tired at the end of the day so working up the energy to write a new blog post seems a gargantuan feat.
- Thursday February 1, 2007
- Semporna Revisited
Semporna: Philippine children—homeless refugees—begging for food; too-loud karaoke machines; stray dogs in the streets, not all of them living; a fish-odored wet market; muslim women with heads hidden in scarves; monitor lizards lurking in the pond-cum-trash-dump out back the main street; and, of course, world class diving.
- Sunday December 10, 2006
- Melaka to Kuala Lumpur
We’ve fallen a bit behind with the blog in the past 10 days, so we’re going to recount what we’ve been up to, from tea classes in Mallaca to theft in Kuala Lumpur.
- Monday August 14, 2006
- What Should We Call This Post?
A Kodak Moment? The Decisive Moment? Cheap Therapy? The lengths Julie will go to get some comments on this blog? We had a hard time picking a title for this post, so we’ll let you decide…
- Saturday August 5, 2006
- Diving at Pulau Sipadan
As Mike, our Divemaster, along with the other four divers in our group began descending, I looked around and realized Kai was not following. Oh shit, what’s going on, I thought. I added some air to my BCD, returned to the surface, and saw Kai swimming madly towards the boat.
- Monday July 31, 2006
- The Borneo Highlands
Riding in the back of a Toyota pick-up truck headed back to Kuching, the rugged mountains—densely covered by lush, green vegetation—grow ever smaller behind us. The wind whips dust in our faces as we bounce along the paved, pot-hole laden road.
- Thursday July 13, 2006
- Bako National Park and Why There Are No Snakes in Borneo
There are no snakes in Borneo. Or, that’s what Julie kept telling herself anyway as we neared Bako National Park on the island of Borneo. We sped along in a little riverboat, at the mouth of the South China Sea, aiming for a tiny patch of sand just visible in the distance—the entry point for the park.
- Monday July 3, 2006
Usually if you say the word Borneo to someone they imagine rainforest. Then they think of things that live in rainforests like monkeys or big snakes. Cannibals even. What they don’t think of is a charming city with white buildings and green parks built along a slow, winding river. That’s because they’ve never heard of Kuching. Of course, neither had we before we got here.
- Sunday June 25, 2006
- Onward to Kuching
Just a quick update to let everyone know our next move. We’ve worked our way through the highlights of Kuala Lumpur and are moving on to Kuching in Malaysian Borneo.
- Friday June 23, 2006