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Hello, I am Abbi, the traveller, writer and photographer behind Life in a Rucksack. A travel blog created in 2011, to bring you tales of my adventures, as I make my way around the World! 

 

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Three Days in Georgetown, Malaysia

  It wasn’t in ‘the plan’ to visit Georgetown in Malaysia, nor had it been ‘the plan’ to stay in Malaysia longer than a few weeks, but I ended up staying almost one month, as I loved it so much. I’ve soon realised that ‘the plan’ and my original route soon went out the window. The…

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Hiking to see the World’s largest flower

There is something about the term ‘the World’s largest’  or the ‘highest/tallest in’ They are terms that scream ‘you need to do/see this’. Although I have been to some of the tallest buildings in cities such as the Seoul Tower, and been disappointed due to high concentration of tourists, and high prices in which to…

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Crossing Borders: Malaysia to Brunei

Overland Border Crossings are something I am doing more and more of, as I travel through South East Asia. They are a great way to see the country, usually cheaper and reduce your carbon footprint by not flying (though I’m not exactly the biggest eco warrior myself). When in Borneo, I crossed over from Malaysia…

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Why Borneo didn’t blow me away

  Borneo is made up of three countries, Indonesia (the biggest portion of Borneo is Indonesian), Malaysia, and tiny Brunei squeezed in the middle of the two Malaysia states on the west coast. For the purposes of this write up, I am referring to Malaysian Borneo, and its two states: Sabah and Sarawak. Before setting…

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