Around the World in Review, Leg 12: Brunei, Malaysia, Kalimantan, Java, Bali, and Timor-Leste
Even among the extremely well-traveled people of the world, the Temburong District of Brunei is considered remote. A backwater region full of leopards, mammoth crocodiles, and orangutan families who have never seen humans. Plus, snakes. Lots and lots of snakes.
Our Airbnb host asked us why we had come to visit the Brunei capital of Bandar Seri Begawan. "It's quiet and we have few things for tourists to do," he said. "Very likely, you will be bored." So we took …
With a Middle Eastern feel and a Southeast Asian flavor, Brunei left us wondering where, exactly, in the world we had arrived.