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👫 Alex and Claudia 📍 Dumaguete, Philippines 🇵🇭 🔜 China 🇨🇳 📸 All photos are shot by myself
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As we were nearing the end of our time in Malaysia we decided to spend some time in the mountains, so we booked a few nights in Kinabalu Mountain Lodge with plans to do hiking in the surrounding area. Kinabalu National Park has many hiking trails of which unfortunately several were closed due to the bad weather, and the one trail we did hike had A LOT of leeches 😫 This definitely put (one of) us off doing all the hiking we had originally planned, but we still found some good views in the park and had a nice relaxing break in our mountain lodge ⛰ 🇲🇾

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There were some amazing jungle hikes and wildlife spotted on our day trips from Kuching, but the city itself was fun to explore. We especially loved the street food, the orchid garden and this impressive parliament building 🇲🇾

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Seeing Proboscis monkeys up close in the wild after a day of hiking was definitely the highlight of Bako National Park! 🐒 🇲🇾

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Our second day trip from Kuching was to Bako National Park where we hiked for two hours to see this sea stack! The national park is only accessible by boat and we had a terrifying journey through a rough sea to get here but the hiking in the park was amazing! 🌊 🇲🇾

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We had an amazing day seeing the orangutans in Kuching! The semi-wild orangutans are being rehabilitated so they roam free in the surrounding forest but come to the centre at feeding times if they want to. Because of this it wasn't guaranteed we would see any, but luckily we saw five including a baby! 🍌 🇲🇾

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We escaped to the island of Langkawi for a much needed beach break after exploring so many cities! We were sad that this was our last sunset on the island but excited for the hiking and nature we had planned for our next stop ⛱ 🇲🇾

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On our last day in Georgetown we stumbled across this quiet boardwalk complete with a local fisherman and we think it might be our favourite shot of the city 🐟 🇲🇾

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We spent our second day in Penang exploring this beautiful national park. We chose to do a hike to Turtle Beach which was a sweaty trek through the jungle ending at a deserted and stunning beach where we had lunch. En route we found this tranquil lake to take a break and take it all in 🌳 🇲🇾

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Next stop in Malaysia - Georgetown! One of the main things to see here is the street art which is dotted all over the old part of the town. We weren't quite sure what to expect before arriving but we were so impressed with the murals! They were witty and lighthearted and we loved how real objects were used alongside the art making them almost 3D. There were loads of murals which made for an exciting morning exploring the town 🚲 🇲🇾

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We hadn't been hiking in almost a month since Colombia and were missing colder climates, so we escaped to the highlands for a few days. We stayed in the town of Tanah Rata which had several hiking trails nearby - we loved hiking through the jungle and had the trails to ourselves! 🌿 🇲🇾

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We made it to the capital! We knew that the Petronas Towers were one of the main attractions in KL but didn't expect them to be quite so impressive! 🇲🇾

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Our first stop in Malaysia was Melaka which had this cute church of Dutch heritage and an equally cute canal to wander down. However, our favourite part of the city was the food - we had some of the best food so far here including Peranakan pancakes and curry served on a bamboo leaf! 🇲🇾 🍚

24 Days ago
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Singapore's skyline is quite something! We originally only booked two nights here but ended up staying nearly a week as we loved it so much! There was such a diverse mix of things to do including jungle walks, museums, shopping and street food! We were extremely sad to leave but excited to explore our next country - Malaysia! 🇸🇬 🌃

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This nature park was our favourite part of Singapore, it had a very futuristic feel and was extremely tranquil and relaxing to walk around. The Supertrees were stunning and lit up for a light show every night complete with Christmas music! tooearly 🌳 🇸🇬

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Travelling round two - ASIA! Our first destination is Singapore which we were both ridiculously excited about. We were really feeling the jet lag on day one as we arrived at 7am and our body clocks were still on 11pm but we powered through the morning and found this incredible view! The flower shaped building is the ArtScience Museum which we visited on day two and it had an awesome futuristic exhibition 🇸🇬 🏙

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Our favourite part of Warsaw had to be the old town and these adorable colourful houses! 🇵🇱

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We managed to sneak in a little city break to Europe before part two of travelling begins.. we were missing the European culture, architecture and food! Although a big factor in choosing Poland may have been the super cheap flights from the UK, we were so happy we chose Warsaw! We loved that there was a nice balance between modern big city and cute old town for us to explore 🇵🇱

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One of the things we miss most about home whilst travelling is the British countryside, so during our short trip back in the U.K. we visited the Cotswolds and found this adorable little village! We also stopped here for another thing we miss - a cup of tea! ☕️ 🇬🇧

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On our second day in Edinburgh we made the crazy decision to wake up for sunrise despite still being shattered from our flight the night before 😴 but the view over the city was definitely worth it! 🇬🇧

32 Days ago
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Back on British soil after nearly 5 months! But only briefly before we explore our next continent 🗺 We had two days in Edinburgh to see all the sights so our first stop was Victoria Street which had beautiful Georgian architecture and was lined with quaint shops and cafés 🇬🇧

33 Days ago
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We took plenty of photos of all the iconic landmarks in New York, but instead of boring you with all the famous sites we thought we'd just share our shot of the Flatiron Building which was one of our favourites! 🍎 🇺🇸

34 Days ago
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We loved New York! We had three days to explore the city of which we spent most of our time wandering through streets of skyscrapers and drinking coffee! Our favourite spot in the city was Brooklyn Bridge Park at sunset for amazing views of the skyline 🌃 🇺🇸

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Arrived in Miami, the start of our short USA trip! We only had a few hours to explore before catching the flight to our next city - we split our time between (window) shopping and South Beach 🏖 🇺🇸

37 Days ago
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Our final South American city! We had sped through Colombia only staying one night in most places, so we stayed in Cartagena almost a week to relax and take in our last few days in the continent. Cartagena's old town was the most beautiful we had seen in South America. There were an endless maze of streets for us to explore and this one was our favourite ❤️ 🇨🇴

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We hadn't quite had enough of beaches after staying in Tayrona National Park, so we made a stop off at Palomino. Although this wasn't the prettiest town, the beach definitely made up for this - the golden stretch of sand seemed to go on forever 🌊 🇨🇴

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We made it to Tayrona! This beautiful national park has amazing hiking paths through the jungle, and after two hours hiking through the jungle heat we made it to this stunning beach which we planned to stay at for at least two nights. We stayed at Cabo San Juan where we slept in hammocks in the hut which can be seen in the picture. We were completely exposed to the nature including many bugs and a lightening storm ⛈ but we loved the experience! 🇨🇴

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740 steps later and we made it! The views from the top were truly spectacular and 100% worth the sweaty climb up! 🇨🇴

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Day trip number two from Medellin! We made the trip to see La Piedra which is a huge rock that can be climbed! The climb looked pretty daunting but the view was supposed to be spectacular - photo of the view to come 🇨🇴

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Day trip number one from Medellin! We decided to take a little trip to the town of Jardín which we had heard was the prettiest town in Antioquia. This was confirmed when we first arrived in the main plaza which was strewn with colourful tables and chairs and a magnificent church. The streets were equally as cute and colourful and made for a great day exploring 🇨🇴

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Although we loved the buzzing atmosphere on the streets of Medellin, our favourite part of the city was the sweeping views from above and the calm away from the bustle 🇨🇴

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Next stop: Medellin! From researching this city we were excited about riding the cable cars up the side of the mountain for stunning views across the city, but didn't realise that these are just normal modes of transport for the locals so we felt a little silly taking lots of photos whilst they were on their commute! 🚡 🇨🇴

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We may have lied about posting our last picture of Salento.. it was definitely one of our favourite places so we thought it deserved plenty of photos! We found this beautiful view of the valley a short walk from the town. One of our favourite activities in Salento was visiting a coffee farm where we learnt about the process of making the local coffee, the coffee we had here was the best we've ever had! We would recommend Las Acacias Coffee Farm if you visit the region ☕️ 🇨🇴

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Last picture from Salento we promise! We were rewarded with this view of Bosque de las Palmas at the end of our 5 hour hike! 🌴 🇨🇴

56 Days ago