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face to face encounters in Tanjung Puting, Kalimantan

Written Wednesday 8th June on looooong car journey from Surabaya airport to Bromo, about Monday 6th June (morning). 

We’re alive! We didn’t get eaten by giant tarantulas or set upon my rampaging monkeys in the night. Read more

kunang kunang dance on the Sekonyer River, Kalimantan

Written (in patches between Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th June) about the evening of Monday 6th June

I’ve taken to half hand-writing and half making a quick note as we go, in my sepeda covered notebook, as I perch on my rose-red bean bag at the front of the boat. There’s so much to tell and I’m scared I’ll forget some tiny beautiful detail, like the tropical king fisher that flashed past on the first day, yellow beak chased by red green blue feathers (which I forgot to mention before). All of it deserves to be written down or photographed or preserved. Read more

drawn close by noise, humidity and orangutans, Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan

Written at Rimba Lodge on  Sunday 5th June about that day.

I slept my first full eight hours since arriving in Indonesia last night. But only because I had spongy earplugs, rather than the sound of the jungle filling my ears. Emma summed it up as we sat watching orangutans munching through pile after pile of bananas earlier:

“I was thinking last night on the boat, it’s like the forest is whispering to you. Like it’s vibrating with life”.

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