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- Borneo and Sumatra are the only species of large ape found outside of Africa. Orang utan means 'man of the wild'or ' jungle man'. Its very difficult to see them in the wild but it is possible to visit a sanctuary where orphans are rehabilitated before being released back into the wild. We arrived early and started chatting a guy who had just released a toucan for the day. It was a ex pet and the sanctuary ...
The ferry trip this morning leaves at 8am and should take 3hrs. We had a choice of economy or business class. We chose the later for the extra dollar. Larger seats on the upper deck. The ferries are a fully enclosed vessel made it seems to endure the rough weather one can expect during monsoon season, today the weather is beautiful, the sea is quite calm with a swell of about 1 metre. ...
... has Johnny Cash playing which gets an absolute tick of approval from me. Its cold, wet and cloudy given we are in the mountains (about 1500m above sea level) and I have to borrow a jumper - is this really the same Asia??The only thing this place is missing is a fire and then Id say it was perfect. The atmosphere is fun as everyone there is heading up the mountain tomorrow (except me) so everyone stands around outside staring up at the mountain ...
... climb which is a 300 metre rope pull up to the final checkpoint before the final hour and ascent to the summit. Within minutes the whole rock face, which was very steep, turned into a waterfall and we were one third of the way up. I was holding on for dear life. It was so cold and there was a bitter wind that was blowing cross ways and slapping you in the face. My coat hood fell down and my bandanna was saturated, causing my headlight to become loose. I could not breathe ...
... it so we couldn't identify it. "What did the lizard look like" he said, "a big fat lizard" I said, well how do you describe a lizard in detail! Wasif was laughing demanding colouring, shape, size etc., flippin ek to me a big fat lizard is all I needed to know. He decided it must have been a Monitor Lizard, but I didn't care....so big fat lizard was ticked off my list! The grunting Proboscis monkeys were a hit with me, I loved them. The Czechs were a ...