Strong as an orangutan

At work my colleague keeps saying how she’s getting strong as an ox, because of not eating certain things. It’s a sentence we love to use now and then to get ready for the day and comment on each other’s performance. Oxen can be strong, but every time I see this picture of an orangutan…

Tudu dudu dudu dudu batman!

You can see it in nature documentaries: millions of bats that fly out of their cave for a hunt. At the Mulu national park, you can see it for yourself. Almost daily, 3 million bats fly from Deer Cave in search for food. I had no idea what to expect when I arrived at the…

Surprise!

I love this photo of myself, taken by one of my Borneo travel mates Jenny. You have to know that this is all  genuine. This was my reaction. There is nothing staged about it. If you’re talking about unexpected, this was a moment that came as a surprise to my whole travel group. Just at the…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

Is this monkey stealing a squirrel? No! Here’s the twist: this is mother silver leaf monkey with her child. The young monkey is orange when it’s born, but changes color after about three months. I love the contrast between mother and child. Also, these monkeys just look incredibly cute! This photo was taken in the…

Through rough waters

My stay at the Headhunter village in Malaysia was followed by a boat trip through the jungle to start walking the headhunter trail. Honestly, I have no clue what the river was called. I only remember the trip. It was a very rainy day. We watched as the locals were preparing the traditional longboats. Plastic…

Staying with the headhunters

After driving through the jungle on a bumpy, hilly road, I saw the big wooden houses of the headhunters. It was a small village and yet it was bigger than I’d expected. I think I’d expected a single longhouse, but this was a village with modern brick longhouses as well as a traditional longhouse. I…