The Rapid Traveler is decidedly plodding in posting pictures, but these are no dumps of hundreds of pictures of every meal, well-shadowed doorway, and person in traditional dress juxtaposed with random symbols of modernity. He strives to be concise and engaging, awaking an appetite rather than sating it.
The photos are not professional and The Rapid Traveler is never going to haul an SLR and a bunch of lenses around, so apologies in advance, he just will never carry a camera bag bigger than the rest of his pack.
The Borneo trip is finally moved over to the blog’s Google Picasa page and also at the new flickr page. More albums forthcoming. They can be visited anytime at the the new Photos page on the blog menu bar. Sorry facebook users, posting photo albums on a facebook fan page (rather than a personal page) is a nightmare since they bullied the workaround into a takedown.
The trip only permitted a day each in the the Malaysian Borneo states of Sabah and Sarawak, each quite different and much more free-spirited than the dour peninsula, and a bonus day in Brunei. Sabah and Sarawak have a high degree of autonomy, each operating their own immigration so passport collectors love the stamps.
Highlights include the McDonald’s Prosperity Burger, floating suburbs, Seussian palm trees, and Cat City.