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
“If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.”
-- Anthony Bourdain
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Solas "Best Travel Writing" Awards
Saysha: What Happened?
13th Annual Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing
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'More About Me?
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 20 countries on four continents. Currently I'm in sunny Merida, Mexico, waiting out developments in the coronavirus crisis before moving on. Meanwhile, learn more about me and my travels at Nomadic Matt, and Expat Focus, and in a great story by veteran Borneo newsman and prolific author James Ritchie about our meeting in Kuching, Malaysia, A Confluence of Adventure Writers .
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