After making so many friends in the jungle camp we were sad to leave. However as soon as we got to the seaside we got over this as we saw how beautiful the new place we’d be staying was! Our longhouse was on the beach and we were just a stone’s throw away from sand,… Read More


For the past week we have been volunteering at a school in a village named Kalabakan. The school was set up by Borneo Child Aid for children that are not entitled to state education because they are not originally Malay. It’s sad that these children can’t go to the large, modern primary school provided by… Read More


It’s been almost two weeks and we’ve already had the most amazing experiences! Our trip began in the city we flew into, Kuching, where we stayed in a local hostel and got to know our surroundings. It didn’t feel real that we were finally in Borneo, the other side of the world! We spent a… Read More


Hey, I’m Chloe and I’m going to be blogging my time in Borneo and The Philippines! I’m so excited as it’s just days from departure, yet it still doesn’t feel real and like we are actually about to leave for our gap year, that I have been thinking and dreaming about for so long. Eliza,… Read More


Our final week! Cannot believe that 6 amazing weeks have passed and soon each and every one of us in the team would go out own way. Before the sentimental mush starts, we still have one last community project left to do in Mantanani! So after spending the night in KK (we flew in from… Read More


After spending two nights back in civilisation (read: internet and phone signal), we headed off to Mulu National Park. We sat on an ATR which got some of us pretty nervous. However, the flight was really smooth despite it being delayed for half an hour. We arrived at an airstrip, which is basically a single… Read More


This time around, we have 12 of us in the group. There is Alex, Gwen, Rosanne, Kirsty, Cara, Tamar, Lily, Rachel, Mikey, Charlie, Mohamed and me. We come from a few different places like England, Wales, Scotland, Netherlands, Egypt and Sabah. Our team leader is of course Ding, from Adventures Alternative Borneo. I arrived in… Read More