And finally, back home!
Trip Start Feb 01, 2011
20Trip End Mar 31, 2011
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Getting back to London was a bit of a culture shock. Having just spent the last month in the Borneo rain forest with little time in cities, it took me a while to get back into a different lifestyle.
Overall Comments from my trip:
Thailand Islands - a mixture of good and bad - I know which islands I would and would not wish to visit again. Met some fantastic people along the way and stayed in some great places.
Borneo - absolutely wonderful - would go back there again in a flash! wonderful people, scenery, natural beauty - a few reservations eg the amount of deforestation taking place and replacing the forests with palm oil trees. Many unspoilt areas, where I did not see another white person - difficult to get to these place but well worth the effort. Very sad to leave Sarawak.
People who enriched my trip:
In no particular order - Nigel Esorlin (who gave me the courage to "go it alone" in Borneo -
Maya - a wonderful lady in Kuching - Stephen in Koh Samui - Mrs Lee in Miri - Niamh and Gary, who I met in Koh Samui, Bindi (owner of B&B in Kuching) - Christian - Han Yong (who made copies of my pics) Tom and Monika - tom and Helena - Stephen and Tine in Bario - Hamdani in Belaga and all the other guides who showed me their countries - Phil, Andy, Jacques and Kim, Etta, Laura O'Donnell - apologies for anyone I have not included that should be here.
If anyone wants any advice or help if they intend to do a similar trip, I would be happy to share my experiences.