I have just returned from our Cross Borneo – Orang-utan Expedition, and so many thoughts are swirling in my head I can hardly sleep. It was truly a challenging but wonderful trip, all I had hoped for and much more. I enjoyed being the only tourist everywhere but felt warm welcome in all communities. During the jungle part you have ever had a helping hand, an encouraging smile or joke for me and so I could manage the slippery and steep ways despite weak shaky knees. Thanks again for your patience with me when I am tired after a hard day and didn’t help so much I maybe should. I enjoyed our conversation about nature, culture, history and religion in the evenings in jungle and during the days on boats. And I could feel you love your land, the nearly impenetrable jungle, the small and big animals and birds and the people we met.
Thank you so much for all your help in planning, coordinating and dealing with my endless questions and needs. Thanks too for handling all the changed flight arrangements.
Anyway, it was truly a life-changing experience, I learnt a lot about me and my energy and of course what it means to be middle in nowhere, in mud with leeches and pepper-ants but with friends at a small fire. You made an uncomfortable place on a river side to a homely camp.
Also the Orangutan part in Tanjung Puting NP with the houseboat was great. Of course I enjoyed the huge number of free living Orangutans with their cute babies and the funny proboscis monkeys – but not least all the “luxury” to be clean, nowhere leeches, sitting on a dry boat deck on a soft mattress, getting coffee all the time. And I know I want to return again in the future.
Well, you probably hear this all the time, but I did want to share a little with you. I cannot thank you enough for putting together such a life-altering and amazing journey for me!!!
By the way: thanks from my husband for sending me back from this real survival-trip with no bigger injuries than leech bites
I encourage everyone (who seems tough enough ;-)) to do with you this Crossborneo -it was just a fabulous trip! If there is anybody out there who wants to know something about this trip don´t hesitate to send me a mail: An alle “deutschschreiber”: bei irgendwelchen Fragen zur Tour könnt ihr mich gern anmailen:
Next days I try to put some pictures on my website www.gopapua.de
Good luck for you and your business,
Sabine from Germany