Bilit Rainforest Lodge
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... They are German and the girls graduated on IB, the same program as Elena and Ariana are doing. We talk about schools, University, travels and experiences, before we left to have "movie night" after a full day.
We started very early in the morning, even before we had breakfast. It was a very clear day and the light was beautiful, we were very lucky! The guy who was driving our boat was ...
... man so hearing stories of WWII and helping to put in context. Terribly cruel race, the Japanese!! Checked into our hotel on the harbour in Sanadakan, which is affectionately known as the 'cranky old lady' by the owner as it is charming but keeps leaking and breaking down!! Passed hundreds of shanty houses built on sticks on the shore on our drive here. Real eye-opener and contrast to some of the wealth you see in other parts of the town. Beautiful ...
We are having a day of rest! It started off with ahuge buffet breakfast -loving soup and chilli chkn curry for breakfast - might hsve to continue when we get back to NZ as muesli is sooo yesterday !
We went to the war memeorial museum which was very sad and powerful.2500 aussie POWs died in WW2 under the japanese.
Sitting by the poolnow and then we are off for a roti for lunch. Abba is playing on the speakers ...
... way so the whole boardwalk was in the dark.
We had to remove all food, scented materials such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, medicines, smelly clothes, etc. from our bags and keep them in snap lock plastic buckets. This was to prevent Jungle Rats from smelling them and chewing holes in our backpacks to chew them. All things like cameras, electronics, shines objects or anything that a monkey might find ...
... creepers which are overwhelming the saplings planted a year or so ago. The idea is that the trees when mature provide fruit and shelter for the O's and other primates. Big companies involved in the reforestation are Nestle (4 yr programme ending in 2014) and Sainsbury's (4 yr programme ending in 2018).
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