A Real Vagabonding Adventure

Vagabonding is less about the clicking pictures of landmarks and more about the little adventures. Sometimes those little adventures fall into your lap when you least expect them — or want them — and sometimes you have to go looking for them. It’s a...

Rainforest Time – Finally!

Music, mud, and festivals are all good things, but I came to Borneo with a purpose: to get back into the jungle. Actually, the field here is less of the jungle that I am used to, and more like the movie set for Endor. Green, thick, and amazing. Impossibly tall trees...

Rainforest World Music Festival 2010

Thousands of strangers, dancing knee-deep in the mud under the close watch of a green mountain covered in clouds. The pouring rain was ruthless, waiting right until the first big act took the main stage at 7 p.m. before unleashing a torrent heavy even for the...

Orangutans and Tourists at Semenggoh Wildlife Centre

After being attacked by monkeys a few times already, even here in Malaysia, I’m not normally too thrilled at the prospect of going in search of them. It’s not that I don’t think they are cute, it’s that one scratch from their poo-flingers or...

Why Didn’t I Come Here Sooner?

Strange. Very strange. I walked through the crowded market where unlucky chicken carcasses hung and scores of fresh veggies were organized on tables. People barely even looked in my direction, and the ones who did were smiling warmly. There was no pointing, no hassle...