Confession: Whenever we travel outside the US, we invariably find ourselves eating whatever the local version is of Cocoa Puffs.
Kinabatangan River Lodge
A lovely lodge along the Kinabatangan River.
Tabin Wildlife Lodge Room
Our cottage on the hillside at Tabin. It was lovely, save for the bathroom that flooded with every shower.
The gibbons were out and about as we trekked one afternoon in Tabin. I was able to capture this one jumping between trees.
A Gibbon Looks Back
Strange, ghostly faces and soft fur. I kept checking the focus on this photo, but the leaves are sharp, and so is the gibbon.
Tabin WIldlife Lodge
The lodge was quite secluded in the middle of the jungle, with quite a bumpy road across palm plantations to reach.
Tabin Wildlife Lodge
Cottaage at Tabin
Our cottage in the hillside of Tabin.
We spent a good amount of time waiting for a glimpse of this fellow. It was worth it.
Land Cleared for Palm Oil
The locals try to downplay it, but the impact of palm oil plantations on Borneo is tragic. This swath of jungle had recently been cleared for more palms.
A trekking accessory in Sabah is leech socks, and they came in extraordinarily handy. Final leech tally: Hugh 5 / Nan 1
Rapids at Tabin
We had a stream and rapids outside our door at the Tabin wildlife lodge.
KLIA C Concourse
Normally I don't find airports all that compelling, but Kuala Lumpur was notable for its size, cleanliness, and beauty.