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.
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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My partner and I were left high and dry in this Siem Reap Rip. Be careful!