Exciting news here- we’re getting started with our holiday travel early with a weekend trip to Balikpapan, Kalimantan on Borneo Island! Joel wanted a little time away since he missed out on Singapore so we started looking up cheap direct flights for a Friday to Sunday lazy beach weekend. Balikpapan checked all the boxes, not to mention Joel has always dreamed of going to Borneo.
Balikpapan is on the eastern coast so miles away from the forest fires that made headlines this fall. It’s an oil city on the coast that is said to have still have a nice beach area. Being a short trip we probably won’t make it to the crocodile farm or orangutan sanctuary but we’re still excited to finally make it to the exotic and enchanting island of Borneo!