Adventures in the Jungles of Borneo October 14th 2009 Borneo has proven to be just as exotic as it sounds. We have spent the last week seeing floating markets, diamond and gold mines, and a jungle full of orangutans, proboscis monkeys and gibbons. It has been a wild ride.
We started in Banjarmasin, a city that relies heavily on the river system for all aspects of life. I was laying low trying to recover from some stomach problems when the Sams fou ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Kalimantan The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
We leave August 15th for Southeast Asia. The following is our very loose itinerary which I'm sure will change as we go:
August 17 - Arrive Jakarta, Indonesia
Travel down Java to Yogyakarta - Borobudur
Meet Sam Fuchs in Bali
Maybe a short trip to either Komodo or Rinca - Komodo Dragons
Papua - Baliem Valley trek
Maluku - Banda Islands/Kei Islands
Borneo - Not sure yet if we are going to the Indonesian or Malaysian side.
On or around October 17th our visa expires and we will say goodbye to other Sam and head to Cambodia
Cambodia - Ankor Wat
Thai... full info