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Archives for December 2012

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Cailin O'Neil

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An Orangutan Experience in Tanjung Putting, Indonesia

Posted On : 11 December 2012
Categories : Hiking, Trekking, and Eco - Adventure

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When I received the schedule for my trip to Indonesia one of the first places it said we would visit was Tanjung Putting, which was on the island of Kalimantan. I had never heard of these places before but knew we were going to see wild Orangutans and was excited to visit. Once in Indonesia I heard a couple people say “Borneo”. Previous to this I wasn’t sure where I thought Borneo was and I kind of thought it was its own country and then I found...

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Tag : Tanjung Puting National Park : Re-introducing Orang Utans to the Wild

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RunawayJuno

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Lesson Learned from the Klotok - Travel Makes Us Humble

Posted On : 11 December 2012
Categories : Hiking, Trekking, and Eco - Adventure

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Have you ever felt that travel makes you humble? As a part of #Travel2Indonesia trip, I spent the first two days in Borneo jungle (Kalimantan). We slept, ate, worked on the klotok – wooden boat, and the weather was scorching hot and humid. You can imagine how dirty and sweaty we all were.Because the orangutan camp can be visited only by a river-boat, we had to maintain our lives on the boat. I loved the experience. The simple life - it's not easy to get...

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Tag : The 5th Borneo Extravaganza: Uniquely Kalimantan

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Michael Turtle

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The orangutan family of Kalimantan

Posted On : 11 December 2012
Categories : Hiking, Trekking, and Eco - Adventure

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For the first seven or eight years of his life, Fred Galdikas had a best friend called Apollo Bob. Like most friends at that age, they would play together outside. And like most children at that age, their differences seemed immaterial. Kids have an ability to look beyond race, religion, or language and just see a friend for who they are. That was probably lucky for Fred. You see, Apollo Bob was an orangutan. Thirty years ago, when Fred was born, his mother was...

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Tag : Tanjung Puting National Park : Re-introducing Orang Utans to the Wild