In half an hour, at noon, Mr. Choy's minibus will pick me up here in Sandakan, Malaysia, for my second sojourn to Sukau on the Kinabatatangan River, Malaysia's largest.
I've booked eight days at a riverfront hostel and plan to do a lot of trekking and river tours looking for more wildlife, orangutans like the one above photographed at the Sepilok Rehabilitation Center and with any luck, some pygmy elephants.
Meanwhile, here are a couple of other photos until I return with many more from the internet free zones of the Borneo jungle.
A blue-eared kingfisher at night, taken on my first trip to Sukau.
A frickin' leech on a tree waiting to jump on me in the jungle at Danum Valley Conservation Centre last week. Will be studiously trying to avoid these in Sukau.
Take care, my friends.
Quotes For A Good Life On The Road
"Smile a lot, talk to strangers, accept all invitations, eat everything offered.”
-- Sage advice from Rita Golden Gelman, author of Tales of a Female Nomad, an inspiring story of how a dramatic change of life led to her travels around the world, one of the first books I read on my journey. Now see my complete collection of travel quotes online by clicking "Quotes For The Road" under "More" in the menu above.
Solas "Best Travel Writing" Awards
Saysha: What Happened?
13th Annual Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing
(Read it here)
Who Am I?
I'm a retired journalist from Hawaii who tired quickly of retirement and hit the road as a slow, solo world traveler in August 2016. I've spent time in 19 countries on four continents and right now I'm enjoying life on the Island of Crete, Greece.
I've been interviewed about my travels by Nomadic Matt, and Expat Focus, and here's a great story by veteran Borneo newsman and prolific author James Ritchie about our meeting in Kuching, titled, A Confluence of Adventure Writers .
Also online ...
GARIFUNA SETTLEMENT DAY
Still the most authentic, lively and colorful local cultural festival I've seen on the road.
I found this Alternative Arts and Music Festival in the Amazon highlands of Peru. What a find!
Here's how I found a friend and discovered what's real in a Lima, Peru, neighborhood.
My partner and I were left high and dry in this Siem Reap Rip. Be careful!