Day 2: We were up early as we had stayed in a lovely room at the Rimba Lodge the night before and the Proboscis monkeys were playing on our cabin roof at about 4:30 am. They will throw things at you if they so desire! Check them out here: https://animalia.bio/proboscis-monkey The females are pretty cute… Continue reading Day 2: Orangutan Visit – Tanjung Puting National Park
Our Guide, Abul
A gentle soul who leaves all impressed by his serenity and calmness! He raised, by hand, many of the Orangutans we met on our tour and calls them all by name. He calls them and they come to him! He gives them space to be themselves but allows the visitors to see them in their… Continue reading Our Guide, Abul
Day 1: Orangutan Visit
There are very few words to describe the majestic beauty of these close relatives of the human species! So, I will let some of the pictures speak for me. Day 1: As we walked calmly into the jungle it was raining like a monsoon! Creeks were swollen to almost rivers, paths were under water, and… Continue reading Day 1: Orangutan Visit
Siti’ tanjungputing Orangutan Tour
One of our favorites of the great apes is the Orangutan! Once we had decided to visit Indonesia it was not possible to come without seeing the Orangutans. We searched the internet and even local Indonesian groups for suggestions and recommendations. We came upon Siti purely by chance and as luck would have it we… Continue reading Siti’ tanjungputing Orangutan Tour
Welcome to the wilds of Borneo!
We were met at the airport after a day of travel by our local guide from Siti’stanjungputing Tour - Desi. Desi got us ensconced in a local hotel (see below review about our experiences with the Grand Kecubung Hotel) and gave us a quick synopsis of our tour to begin the next day. Desi was… Continue reading Welcome to the wilds of Borneo!
Wonderful Indonesia – Denpasar – Praba Guest House feels like home
Our arrival at Denpasar airport was uneventful after 36 hours of travelling from Canada! We were met at the airport by our host, Ayen, from Praba Guest House, just a few minutes away. She was a smiling, welcome sight, holding a sign and joyfully greeting us even late at night. A quick pick up by… Continue reading Wonderful Indonesia – Denpasar – Praba Guest House feels like home
Wonderful Indonesia! Denpasar!
Well here we are...travelling again! Flights are a mess, travel times are long and arduous and changes and cancellations are the way things are these post-COVID days! But, after numerous changes and a couple of cancellations we made it to Indonesia after 3 years of trying... We always plan carefully...but sometimes all the good planning… Continue reading Wonderful Indonesia! Denpasar!
The days are short for so much travel, but we try to do as much as we can with the adventures at hand! Right now I am in Belize (for the last 6 weeks of a four month winter sojourn). We love to visit ancient ruins (and Belize has a lot of these), we also… Continue reading Back again…!
Glyfa Beach Hotel and the Seaside Fish Taverna
After a long day of driving (and museums and sites) we were glad to check in to our sea view room at Glyfa Beach Hotel. Staff were friendly and efficient. The small balcony gave us a bit of a sea view. It is a lovely, well appointed, and updated hotel with large rooms and good… Continue reading Glyfa Beach Hotel and the Seaside Fish Taverna
Museum at Chora
Driving from the Aggelos Hotel to Glyfa Beach we decided to make a stop that we have made before at the small unique museum at Chora. The staff were fantastic and we enjoyed every minute! Needless to say that if this is not our fist time stopping here we must like what it offers. And… Continue reading Museum at Chora