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Blowpipe hunter, maybe.

Blowpipe hunter, maybe.

I finally  reached a Kelabit long house after a week long hike in the Sarawak jungle . My guide told me that the plan was to rest  and continue the trek the following day. Looking forward to the luxury of a mattress that night I took off my muddy boots and laid down...
Georgetown, Penang

Georgetown, Penang

Georgetown, Penang with it’s quaint colonial age buildings. It sometimes feels as though there’s a drive, not to mention unspoken competition, between the larger cities of the world to create iconic architecture and flaunt this as a symbol of local pride....
Brave Women of Nepal

Brave Women of Nepal

A tired older Nepalese lady frowns   A “man’s job” in European (Western) culture is often understood to be of a physically challenging nature involving perhaps the use of heavy tools such as a pick, an axe or a sledgehammer. Labour in the mining industry, in the...

Snake Charmer’s Bluff

A Hike on a Warm Day The heat started to get to me that day on the trail to the waterfall on the hills around Manali (northern India). I could feel the noon sun bite the back of my neck and the uncomfortable sting of sweat in my eyes. The views in the Summer heat...

Orangutan Hand Shake!

A pause along a jungle path As I reluctantly heaved my muddy, sweaty back pack onto my shoulders one more time that mid morning in northern Sumatra I couldn’t help thinking how the final day of my jungle hike had not gone quite as planned. Sure, there were the...