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... camera ($1AUD). We did a quick run around, not looking at anything, just taking pictures and hoping they turn out okay. Quickly head back out and the taxi and its driver are nowhere to be seen! GRRRRR. We see a bay of taxis though and contemplate getting one of those. Better not, here comes our taxi. We told him that we wanted to go to The Springs Shopping Mall and he took us there, the fee totaling $30AUD. What an expensive free museum that was!
We had a look ...
... also. Our guide in Bako National Park, who was from a local village, said the most poignant statement 'My children are my investment' without them he fears in old age he will be left out on the streets as he can no longer earn money. There is no superannuation like Australia, no retirement fund from the state, no safety net. This is from a man that was sponsored to study in Australia and observe wildlife in South America. He was incredibly perceptive ...
... youngster in the wooden pavilion. We made our way to the pavilion and they were up in the
rafters; the youngster was picking out the lagging from the roof panels.
After about ten minutes they both came down and decided to have a wrestling
session and entertain us visitors; they were only about six feet away; the
closest we have ever been!
After viewing some picture plants we moved on.
We were expecting to go to our ...
... monkey coming for her.. luckily she had her sports drink can held out in her hand and realised he was after that not her. So reluctantly she tossed the full can into the bushes and ran like forest gump.lol . Not sure what would have happened if it was a can of leo beer! Monkey 1 Gill 0. Me thinks.
next adventureis three nights staying I a tree hut with air con of course Sally! Hope this entry finds everyone well. Till our next post. Roger over and out. Sharpelle and ...
... until we came out at the waterfall at the end. The hike to it was really fun and more the highlight of the trip than the waterall, actually.
After walking across the creek on the fallen tree, we cooled off in the pools of the waterfall before starting our trek back.
One thing I saw in the jungle that startled me and made me more observant were the palm trees with trunks covered with needles. They look like porcupine needles and if you grab a ...