Yeah, I know it's been since like October, but I'll be honest, I don't even know where to start blogging this monster of a trip. After three months, eleven countries, thousands of dollars and countless buses/planes/trains (just kidding, I counted - it's 34, or about 185 hours of my life I'll never see again), it's hard to pick a jumping off point.
So, let's begin at the beginning and go until we come to the end.
For me, the beginning happened to be Kuala Lumpur. I had originally intended on only staying a night, then heading to Brunei, but sometimes the best laid plans manage to get barfed all over. What actually happened was I ended up fainting on the flight and felt so sick that I stayed an extra day in the city. The whole ordeal was really just foreshadowing the obscene amounts of bad luck I'd end up having throughout my holiday. But we'll get to that.
|The monkeys actually stole this|
statue from a nearby temple.
Since I missed my flight to Bandar Seri Begawan, the closest I could get to Brunei on the cheap was Miri, in Malaysian Borneo. What a shithole that place is. Literally the only thing to do in Miri is get out. I managed to get to a national park a couple hours south to try to salvage the first week of my trip. Then almost get stranded out there and had to hitch a ride back into town.
|Pictures in caves never turn out well. They really need better lighting.|
|Being 10ft away from an orang's pretty rad until you realize|
how potentially gruesome the situation is.
Anyway, that's all I have for now. So expect another update around April. Kidding. Maybe.