Borneo Encompassed

Trip Start Feb 15, 2006
Trip End Feb 14, 2007

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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Expecting men with loin cloths and spears on every street corner - we were shocked by Kuching.

It is a very affluent business orientated city with a lovely river front with fascinating markets and museums.

We met our sole trekking companion - Andrew from Canada - and after two nights in Kuching we were to fly further up Borneo for the jungle adventure. ( no roads )

After a couple of flights in pretty small planes we met our guide - Jo Harry ( you may call me Jo) who explained that he was half Head Hunter ( Borneo) and half Pirate (Filipino) - that he had had only three people die on his previous tours and that whilst he didn't want any nasty injuries, he really liked cuts and bruises so that we would all remember our time in the jungle. Blimey we thought, said nothing and wondered what on earth we had let ourselves in for.

We spent all night re-packing - niceties such as deodorant and shampoo were jettisoned in favour of extra sticking plaster and insect repellent.
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skier on

Hi u 2

Your trip sounds excellent and it makes us both want to just get off and do some of the same. The guide in Borneo sounds a right nutter!!

Gill did not get the job she went for but got a better offer to stay in Key Stage 1. She much prefers the deal she has got now so all is well.

Went to the Ideal Home Exhibition yesterday (Good God, as I am typing I realise how bloody boring this is compared to what U2 are doing).

Keep the news coming>

Moe & Gill

terri1442 on

Adams Update
Good to hear that you started off on your big trek in one piece - hope the sticking plaster is all you need! Good luck.
Sophie's birthday today so off into town for Yo Sushi (her choice not Doug's!)then We Will Rock You (the Queen musical). Expect to be deaf for two days but not so exotic as your excuse!
Look forward to the next update.

bigjack on

Keep it up Easties
We are really enjoying following your escapades and your facernating spelling. It sounds great although I am not sure that Hilary would appreciate the finer points of fried tarantulas..Hope your back is fully recovered although I would lay off the golf for a while.....

dave_easty on

while you were out.......
Hello, so you are negociating your way through the jungle led by a sadist pirate, watching out for head-hunters and avoiding the leeches.....sounds like a day in London.

Its great to hear from you, keep us updated with news from your intresting voyage.
I hope you are taking lots of photos, im looking forward to seeing what you have been seeing.

anwyay, Take care and have fun.

Dave's jungle survival tip #1 - When traveling in a canoe, maintain a low center of gravity. yep :-)

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