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Brunei Blogger Meetups

It was nice to meet up with a number of serious local food and travel bloggers in Bandar Seri Begawan this past week. I knew I wanted to visit Brunei for several months but bought my plane tickets 5 days before the actual flight! @zulfadly found me on Twitter at the last minute and was gracious to show me around the city, especially its culinary offerings as well as introduce me to several of his blogger friends.

I met the following bloggers:
@snrpablo of http://world-of-pablo.blogspot.com
@thanislim of http://cookiemonzters.blogspot.com/
@zulfadly of http://soulkonekshen.posterous.com

Some of their notes about our time together trying Brunei’s culinary delights:

http://world-of-pablo.blogspot.com/2011/01/meet-another-dave.html
http://soulkonekshen.posterous.com/one-tweet-and-the-rest-is-a-brunei-adventure

Also its rare and refreshing when you find someone so into their “art” as @thanislm is into the art of cooking. He can hang with the best of the foodies I know, is entirely self taught and has spent significant time and money in securing some of the best International culinary items for his kitchen. Lets hope he takes his passion to the next level.

Zul-fadly was also the reason I met Adam Tan, owner of Travel Hub Brunei. Adam offers personalized tours of Brunei ranging from short city tours to full day to overnight trips to the rainforest. He’s been involved in the local travel scene since 2000. He is an expert on Brunei and spent much of my trip helping me with logistics and showing me around sites I would never have found on my own. His website is under construction but you can email him at
info@travelhub.com.bn

Photos: Senor Pablo posing next to a recipe book he helped create for charity and Zul-fadly (blogger) & Adam Tan, owner of Travel Hub Brunei

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