15. An arranged marriage

Being expensive to leave, the best option out of Brunei seemed to be a lumbering old ferry bound for Kota Kinabalu in Borneo, stopping for a night at Port Labuan. The minute I arrived in Labuan I regretted being there. In daylight it is dirty and cantankerous, but by night it’s sleaze really comes to … Continue reading 15. An arranged marriage

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13. The eight of diamonds – part I

I had been enjoying a leisurely late breakfast at my accommodation in Kuala Lumpur. After almost a week of strenuous leg-work in Taman Negara and the Cameron highlands, during which I climbed every mountain in sight and trekked more than a hundred kilometres of jungle trails, my body was beginning to take on the suspicious … Continue reading 13. The eight of diamonds – part I

12. Brexit from the EU (Brett’s exit from Everyday Use)

  The last stage of the trip to the Perhentian Islands was spent gripping the wooden seat of a small high-speed ferry that carved a foamy white gouge through impossibly blue water. Not thinking I would be able to get so far on a Sunday, I arrived poorly prepared with no accommodation booked, and screaming … Continue reading 12. Brexit from the EU (Brett’s exit from Everyday Use)

10. It rubs the lotion on its skin..

For a capital city, the Malaysians have got it together. Kuala Lumpur is impressive. It is clean, organised, well engineered and getting around is ridiculously simple. The city is a dazzling array of high rises, glittering malls and easily recognisable franchises.  After several months of simple living in the absence of many luxuries, I wandered … Continue reading 10. It rubs the lotion on its skin..