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... from the heavy drops. We certainly were in the rainforest but it was a good cooling effect in the humid environment. We also saw a viper curled up in the tree next to us, apparently very venimous!
Orang Utan Facts
-Orang utan translated from Malaysian means man of the forest
-Males have 4 times the strength of a human male
-They share 96.4% of human DNA
-There are only 25,000 Bornean Orang utans left in the ...
... to purchase a beer, which turned out to be a one litre sized bottle. After acquiring such a necessity I headed straight for the beach and found a hidden corner where I just sat and watched the world go by, enjoying what little time remained of our journey to The Philippines.
It was a peaceful night where time was lost and became unimportant. What came to pass during this time I cannot say for my mind had wandered into an endless ocean of peace. It was with much ...
... any other backpackers report thefts from there too. I'd managed to give myself esophagitis. This I managed to do by taking my doxycycline (maleria tablet) too close to going to bed and so sat in my esophagus all night and burnt it. This resulted in me being unable to eat or drink anything without getting pain in my chest and back. I self diagnosed myself with a quick google and then rang my doctors back home to ask what I should ...
... evening was turtle orientated unsurprisingly - it started with an overview of the islands history and propose with Terrance before we watched an information video which gave additional details on the life of a turtle. With the six of us waiting in the dining hall after tea, we were optimistic having seen that over the last two nights 17 turtles of landed, 11 of which had laid eggs and the first arrivals had been around 7.30pm! Our positivity soon passed as time ticked by and 9.30pm ...
... feedings of the day at the centre, it was honestly something that we could have quite happily sat and watched all day! I was a little disappointed at not seeing wild Orang-utans out in the deep rainforest; however I can appreciate that it’s difficult for even the most weathered explorers so the centre was a fantastic way for us normal folks to see them! We were advised as well that obviously some Orang-utans do stick around the centre for the rest of their lives, ...