Here are three photos from one of my favorite places, the Kinabatangan River in Sukau, Sabah, Malaysia, where there's an abundance of wildlife and beauty abounds. The photos received a gratifying reaction recently from subscribers to the Facebook forum, "My Beautiful Sabah: The Crown of Borneo," so I thought I'd also share them here.
I am now counting down the days in Malaysia before I begin a new chapter in my travels. After an eventful three months in Malaysia, I'm leaving Nov. 12 for my next destination, one I haven't mentioned before, but a place I've always wanted to go. The opportunity came suddenly so my previous plans for trekking through Indonesia are currently on the shelf. Even the best-laid plans can change fast and often. I'm very excited and will post again soon on where I'm going.
Meanwhile, I'll end this post with a quote from the the multi-talented Shel Silverstein, best known for his children's books, but also an accomplished travel writer, who wrote:
"Comfortable shoes and the freedom to leave
are the two most important things in life."
It's among a number of new additions to my collection of travel Quotes For The Road.
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
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)
'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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