Buak Hard Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand. I 'm planning on using Chiang Mai now as my new travel base and will be returning to this lovely city after exploring Malaysia.
After spending two good months enjoying Chiang Mai, on Wednesday I’m heading south to Borneo, Malaysia, third largest island in the world, where I aim to see orangutans in the wild and witness the deforestation of their native jungle habitat by the palm oil industry. I expect to be in the region up to 10 weeks doing research, hoping to report what I find. If you don’t hear from me for a while, I’m likely to be in areas where there’s little or no outside communication. It will be interesting.
David Hunter Bishop is a retired journalist from Hawaii who quickly tired of retirement life and hit the road as a solo traveler in August 2016. Since then he's traveled through 16 countries on four continents and is currently enjoying life in Chiang Mai, Thailand. For more about David's journey, see published interviews with Nomadic Matt and Expat Focus, and in A Confluence of Adventure Writers, with Sarawak (Kuching, Malaysia) Tribune writer James Ritchie.
David's Articles On Other Travel Blogs
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