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Honeymooning in Borneo: A Peek at Paradise

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As I mentioned, there was a glorious, expansive sand bar off the coast of Mataking Island that just beckoned for frolicking.

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When the tide was low, it connected Mataking to its second, uninhabited isle.

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When the tide was high, you could wade a bit out to the sandbar—if your feet could take the heat, that is. It’s so hot hot hot in Borneo, the water literally felt like one very steamy Jacuzzi

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Naturally, as tends to happen when you stick a camera in SVV’s or my hands, a sandbar photo shoot meant one thing: Hang time!

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That’s my sun hatโ€”no one wants wrinkles at 27, you knowโ€”not a bird, mid-flight.

And then again…and again, every day after that.

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Tell me you wouldn’t feel the need to jubilantly jump about in a place such as this.

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It helps, too, that I have a partner who shares these childlike sentiments.

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(And who also willingly offers up free tickets to the gun show.)

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If I could claim one plot of sand in the world and call it my own, this would be it. Does anyone know how you go about doing such a thing?

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COMMENTS
  • August 20, 2010
    pam

    this looks so freaking awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚ i love how playful & fun these pictures are too!

  • August 20, 2010

    I’ve seen a lot of beaches in my day and that just shot right to the top of the list. HOLY CRAP!

    Also I love how deserted it is.

  • August 20, 2010

    You guys look like you’re having so much fun!

  • August 20, 2010

    Awesome! I love the fun jumpy pictures but the third one, where you’re just standing there is a really amazing picture. Love it! And no, I don’t know how to go about claiming sand spots ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • August 20, 2010

    Holy wow, how high can you jump?!

  • August 20, 2010

    I’m going to close my eyes and imagine myself there all day today. Thanks for sharing… absolutely beautiful!

  • August 20, 2010

    Nice spot for a photo shoot. Were you jumping because the sand was hot? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • August 20, 2010

    Absolute perfection, all of it! Hope you frame these pics!!!

  • August 21, 2010

    Spectacular! WOW, white girl can jump!!!!

  • August 21, 2010

    nice JUMPS! that beach is beautiful!

  • August 21, 2010

    no, im not jealous at all…

  • August 23, 2010

    Was there a tiny trampoline hidden on that sand bar somewhere? Because if not, I’m seriously impressed with your crazy jumping skills! Love the photo in the red dress, definitely a framer!

  • August 23, 2010

    It’s a good thing I love the color green, I spend so much time on your blog being turned that shade with envy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • August 23, 2010

    Freakin’ adorable. You.

    Also, SVV, if you don’t buy her that sandbar for your first anniversary, you will have failed as a husband. Go.

  • August 25, 2010

    those surroundings basically scream for a photoshoot, great pictures. and the beach is beautiful!! why do you look so good when jumping?? ๐Ÿ™‚ when i do those jump pics I somehow always look a bit weird ๐Ÿ™‚
    viele grรผsse and nice travels, kristina

  • June 19, 2015

    Danggggg! Borneo looks gorgeous! it seems like one of the untouched/ less touristy countries of Southeast Asia, i’ll definitely be going there on my 8 months SEA jaunt! woo hoo! thanks for the post girly ๐Ÿ™‚

  • March 30, 2017

    No doubt place an couple looks so good , I would love to spend some time there in coming vacation season.

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