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Nowhere but this way and that

Pace after pace, I strode down the main road of Tarakan city in the pre-traffic hour rush, with the device bobbing in my pants like a well-behaved pendulum. All premises were closed. Soft sunlight was just beginning to break the…
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The best lift of my journey so far – part 2

Behind Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia, I wandered down to the last river crossing we’d made before the software engineers had got to work on a cellphone tower. A flash flood of 75-odd cm was in full force, carrying tree…
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Then the she-man arrived

At JS Resort, Sandakan, north of Tawau, I was offered “extra services”, all of which came at rather high prices – and as the loud music over the dividing wall started, I realized what place I’d checked into. A notice…
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Greed before the she-man

The closer I got to Tawau in the east of Sabah, Malaysia, the more stunning the road scenery became. One lift I got was memorable. Sweeping views over jungle canopy-clad hillocks and undulations under heavy grey storm cloudbanks were relaxing…
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