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Slaughter and Death in Tana Toraja

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Tana Toraja¬†is a highland area in Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is known for its peaceful and friendly people, beautiful mountain scenery and old funeral rites. The funeral rites are some of the most spectacular, but also gruesome you could ever imagine to see. Some of the images here may be unsettling to see. When someone dies in Tana Toraja, the person …

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The People of the Wakhan Valley

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The Wakhan Valley is a very remote place located between Tajikistan and Afghanistan. It is a very beautiful place, with the Pamir mountains of Tajikistan, and the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan visible. I paid a visit there back in the summer of 2012, and after recently editing some of the old photos, I was reminded of some of the …

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An Adventure up a River in Borneo

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Meandering slowly up a river in Borneo on a local wooden boat, with the jungle passing you by, is easy travelling at its finest. The idea came out of curiosity and a desire to be somewhat lazy. The occasional laziness is needed after all when travelling to keep your energy levels up for more strenuous adventures. That was the excuse …

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White Sand Beaches and Clear Seas

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Full throttle ahead, the boat skims over the deep blue water to a distant island called Pulau Mabul, where warm tropical waters, and white sand beaches await. This is the Island group of the far eastern part of Malaysian Borneo, with the world famous Sipidan Island nearby. Divers flock to Mabul Island to stay at the various guesthouses built out …

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Wildlife Viewing in Borneo

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Borneo is a great place to view wildlife. You will not see the big kind of wildlife you would get in Africa, for example, as most of it is hidden away deep in the rainforests. For people who enjoy smaller wildlife encounters it is perfect, with many species of birds and monkeys to see, and countless amounts of insects, amphibians …

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A Charming Encounter with an Orangutan

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Orangutan’s are some of the most adorable primates you could see. Native to Sumatra and Borneo, they are under threat from habitat destruction and the animal trade. Thankfully there are places for some of these lost orangutan’s to recover. One such place is Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Sepilok is located in Northern Borneo. Set in protected land with a forested …

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Enter the Darkness: Borneo’s Underworld

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As you walk slowly along the creaking, wooden floor, surrounded by almost pure darkness, you turn your flashlight up to the massive stone ceiling, and are greeted by dozens of bats that you just awoke from their daytime slumber, who then pounce straight in your direction, screeching, as you turn your flashlight away into the dark. Welcome to the massive …

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Hell in the Jungle: A Kelabit Adventure

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Blood sucking demons from hell! That was a phrase I didn’t think I would use much, in the remote and peaceful Kelabit Highlands. But there it was dripping off my tongue, more often that I would have liked. Let’s rewind to the start. That day the relaxing village of Pa Lungan¬†was to be left behind, and the plan was to …

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