We’re in Singapore tonight (our last night of clean sheets, safe water, and delicious Indian food!) and then heading out with the kids to Borneo tomorrow. Josh will be staying here for work, but I will intrepidly take the kids in the wilds of Borneo for 7 nights.
Many of you may remember that two years ago we took the kids on an amazing adventure to Borneo. We tried scuba, hunted for Rafflesia, released newborn leatherback turtles to the sea, and fell in love with orangutans. Since that time Emma has diligently raised $1000 to support the Sepilok Rehabilitation Center for orphaned orangutans. We are headed back there to present the donation to them and to spend some time upriver learning more about the environmental issues in the area.
Just so you all know– we’ll be camping in the jungle (we are told the cabins are “rustic” without windows and doors) Emma’s seen some photos of monitor lizards hanging out in the campsites. (yikes!) Also spotted are civets, crocodiles, wild boar, snakes, leeches and the occasional wild orangutan! So we have high hopes for some amazing wildlife.
We will have our cameras, journals and playing cards but no computers so you will all have to wait for our blogging to resume after a week. I don’t know how we will “unplug” (esp. Max!) but I think it will be a wonderful experience.
Send good weather our way (we hope that the monsoons hold off one more week!) and we will see you in a week!