Entries from Postcards from the Trail tagged with 'BorneoJournal'

Animals of Bako

Proboscis Monkey at Bako National Park This is the fifteenth in a series of more in-depth posts on our trip to Borneo. February 24 The main attraction at Bako is the wildlife. Number one is the Proboscis Monkey. These...

Bako Day Hike

This is the fourteenth in a series of more in-depth posts on our trip to Borneo. February 24 We did not have breakfast before leaving Kuching so we started back to the canteen before going on our hike. We...

Getting to Bako

This is the thirteenth in a series of more in-depth posts on our trip to Borneo. February 24 Bako National Park was the main reason we had traveled to Sarawak. Like Mt Kinabalu, it is known for unusual plants...

Semenggoh Wildlife Centre

This is the twelfth in a series of more in-depth posts on our trip to Borneo. February 23 Orang utan - it is Malaysian for person of the forest (orang - person; utan - derived from hutan meaning forest)....

Kuching Food

Display at Top Spot This is the eleventh in a series of more in-depth posts on our trip to Borneo. February 23 Kuching has great food. It is known for several dishes such a Kuching (or Sawarak) Laksa and...

Sunday Market in Kuching

Vegetable seller at the Kuching Sunday Market This is the tenth in a series of more in-depth posts on our trip to Borneo. February 21 I love markets. We were lucky on the timing of our trip to arrive...

Kuching

Kuching Riverside Esplanade This is the ninth in a series of more in-depth posts on our trip to Borneo. February 21 Kuching - Cat City - that is the nick name of the city. I read that Kuching means...

Danum Valley

This is the eighth in a series of more in-depth posts on our trip to Borneo. February 18 Danum Valley - sometimes called the "Lost World". It is one of the largest areas of protected undisturbed low-land jungle in...

The largest flower in the world

This is the seventh in a series of more in-depth posts on our trip to Borneo. February 16 Have you seen "The Secret Life of Plants" with David Attenborough? I remember him squatting next to a large maroon flower...

Nepenthes Trail at Mesilau Mt. Kinabalu

This is the sixth in a series of more in-depth posts on our trip to Borneo. February 16 The Rajah Nepenthes - the largest pitcher plant is endemic to Mt. Kinabalu. It was one of the must-sees on our...

Flora on Mesilau Trail - Mt Kinabalu

Rhododendron stenophyllum This is the fifth in a series of more in-depth posts on our trip to Borneo. February 15 We saw a wide array of amazing plants along the trail at Mesilau. Here are some more plants that...

Dayhiking on the Mesilau Trail at Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu This is the fourth in a series of more in-depth posts on our trip to Borneo. February 15 The morning was brilliant blue and crisp. The wind had come through at night and blown all the clouds...

Driving in Sabah

Kundasang This is the third in a series of more in-depth posts on our trip to Borneo. February 14, 2009 Anxiety runs in my family. I was not afraid to drive in Sabah but I was very anxious about...

Filipino BBQ at Night Market in Kota Kinabalu

Seller at the Filipino BBQ This is the second in a series of more in-depth posts on our trip to Borneo. February 12, 2009 We are always surprised at how draining the heat and humidity can be. We took...

Arrival in Kota Kinabalu

This is the first in a series of more in-depth posts on our trip to Borneo. February 12, 2009 South China Seas. I can not hear that name without thinking of the Vietnam War. My brother-in-law served in the...