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Giving Asia a Chance in Borneo on Kalimantan

29 November 2012

Categories : Travelings - Adventure

I accepted the invitation to Indonesia specifically because it's a part of the globe I am fearful of. I enjoy what people like to call "westernized" countries. I enjoy learning about history and being challenged only to try foods that I can recognize, I get too excited about beautiful architecture...

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Tag : Tanjung Puting National Park : Re-introducing Orang Utans to the Wild, Klotok : River Boat to Tanjung Puting National Park , Camp Leakey

The Orangutans of Tanjung Puting National Park

4 December 2012

Categories : Adventure - Hiking, Trekking, and Eco - Travelings

The Orangutans of Tanjung Puting National Park

Looking deep into their eyes, knowing you as a homo sapien share 97% of the same genetic code as them, it’s hard not to feel a kinship with orangutans. The endangered orangutans in Borneo first entered my consciousness when I met Gela, my Dutch trekking partner in Nepal. I remember seeing a photo of her sitting next to one of the large, orange-haired primates, and knowing then that I wanted to see them too. Borneo, the commonly known name of the Asian...

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Tag : Tanjung Puting National Park : Re-introducing Orang Utans to the Wild

An Orangutan Experience in Tanjung Putting, Indonesia

11 December 2012

Categories : Hiking, Trekking, and Eco - Adventure

An Orangutan Experience in Tanjung Putting, Indonesia

When I received the schedule for my trip to Indonesia one of the first places it said we would visit was Tanjung Putting, which was on the island of Kalimantan. I had never heard of these places before but knew we were going to see wild Orangutans and was excited to visit. Once in Indonesia I heard a couple people say “Borneo”. Previous to this I wasn’t sure where I thought Borneo was and I kind of thought it was its own country and then I found...

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Tag : Tanjung Puting National Park : Re-introducing Orang Utans to the Wild