This is the kitchen and dining room overlooking the Kinabatangan River for guests at the Sukau River Homestay in Subah, Malaysia, where I spent the last three nights boating and hiking in search of wildlife in the Borneo jungle. Homestay owner/operator and family matriarch Marie Amit is feeding the chickens and ducks. I'm still looking for orangutans, though. Rainy weather -- it's the rainy season -- probably kept them in their nests, I'm told. But plenty of monkeys, snakes, crocodiles, bugs and birds about. And it's OK about the orangutans. I've got plenty of time.
A pig-tailed macaque, I believe, munching on some jungle fruit .
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 18 countries on four continents and right now I'm enjoying life in Penang, Malaysia.
I've been interviewed about my travels by Nomadic Matt, and Expat Focus, and here's a great story by veteran Borneo newsman and writer James Ritchie, about our meeting in Kuching, titled, A Confluence of Adventure Writers .
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