MERLION!…

That is, MERmaid-LION: it’s Sigapore’s symbol, an odd syren with a lion’s head (Singa in fact means Lion, an animal that apparently was quite common in the area in the old days). Singapore: a heart-stroke to arrive here, crossing one of the busiest sea-lanes of the world and then one of the largestr commercial ports in the planet, to arrive … Continua a leggere

TROPICAL WEATHER…

When we reached Indonesia, we were met by the typical tropical weather: damp, hot and with frequent, short rainstorms. Now we are near Borneo, and to make things worse we are in the transition period before the wet season, and the situation has worsened: last night we had a long, continuous rainstorm which left us soaking wet and very tired, … Continua a leggere

BORNEO!…

The adventure begins! We board a “klotok”, a narrow motor-launch about 10-meters long, covered by a long cabin on top of which we install ourselves, under a canopy which protects from the sun as well as from the frequent rain. There are 4 people on board: the captain, a boat-boy, a female cook and Kasri, our guide; a fifth person … Continua a leggere