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 .
Quotes For A Good Life On The Road
“A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth.”
-- Albert Einstein
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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 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 memorable meeting in Malaysia, 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!
Solas "Best Travel Writing" Awards
Saysha: What Happened?
13th Annual Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing
(Read it here)