I hope this note finds you well wherever you happen to be out there. We are having a wonderful, sweaty time traveling around Borneo, Malaysia and are so thankful to be here.
I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that in addition to posts, we also send out a monthly newsletter. I got some feedback there was some confusion on the difference between the newsletter, (or the fact that we write one,) the posts and how to sign up for each, so I just wanted to clarify that. 🙂 I pasted parts of the newsletter below just to give you an idea, but the format does look a bit different. The monthly newsletter is gives a broader overview of the month and other updates.
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If you have any other questions or feedback, always please feel free to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you all so much for being a part of this growing site. In case you missed it, below is June’s Newsletter, which again, the formatting is a little different because I pasted it in. Enjoy and hope you’ve been having some great adventures yourself, no matter how ‘big or small’ they may be! 🙂
Goodbye June and Hello July!
We’ve had one month of travel down already, holy smokes! This month was all about getting into the swing of things, enjoying good food and let’s be real, getting used to the heat. Oh. my. goodness. We are young and healthy and after a Vermont winter, it really took a couple weeks before we could go walking without feeling like we were just going to keel over on the side of the road.
The majority of this month was spent in Indonesia. In recent times the Indonesian government has changed the visa regulations. When we first visited about five years ago, we had to pay $35 pp for a visa and got a stamp that took up an entire page of our passport. Now we have the option of a 30 day free visa and just a regular sized stamp, which is nice because that means our passport pages will last longer! But the point is, for Indonesia and all it’s islands and territory to cover, 30 days is not that long.
We ended up living on a boat and then hanging out with some endangered komodo dragons, which has been a goal of ours for ages. We also got pleasantly stuck in island life, and by stuck I mean we just couldn’t bring ourselves to leave, Gili Trawangan off of Lombok. Also, in all honesty we have been swapping colds since our time here. Pretty much after each big travel day we’ve had, one of us got sick for two days and then the other one would get sick for two days. Nothing like crazy bad or anything, just sick. So that’s brought a lot of daily activities to simply strolling through town for healthy foods and juices – luckily southeast Asia has lots of dark leafy greens and soup!
Once our 30 days was up in Indonesia we flew over to Brunei. Brunei is a small predominantly Muslim country in the middle of the island of Borneo tucked around Malaysia. We were there during Ramandan and when they said things close from noon to 2pm on Fridays, literally they mean everything closes. We didn’t quite realize this and missed our chance to buy water. Luckily a very nice man from the Radisson just gave us bottled water. Thank you man from Radisson! More to come on this later.
So now we are in Borneo Malaysia. This has been a dream to visit here and we are so thankful! We have a bunch of national parks we hope to visit, including the remote Mulu, which can only be reached by small plane. Hopefully internet will stay strong and we can continue our daily update photos on facebook,instagram, pinterest, twitter and google+. Except the first week of July we’ll be OFF line. We’ll be exploring parks in Borneo, Malaysia!
As always, thank you so very much for coming along on this journey with us! We love all your comments, likes and interactions. If you ever have any questions, suggestions or feedback, please get in touch! Alright, come on July and we’ll see you out there!
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