Hi Syadie, I have just returned from our Cross Borneo - Orang-utan Expedition, and so many thoughts are swirling in my head I can hardly sleep. It was truly a challenging but wonderful trip, all I had hoped for and much more. I enjoyed being the only tourist everywhere but felt warm welcome in all communities. During the jungle part you have ever had a helping hand, an encouraging smile or joke for me and so I could manage the slippery and steep ways despite weak shaky knees. Thanks again for your patience with me when I am tired after a hard day and didn’t help so much I maybe should. I enjoyed our conversation about nature, culture, history and religion in the evenings in jungle and during the days on boats. And I could feel you love your land, the nearly impenetrable jungle, the small and big animals and birds and the people we met. Thank you so much for all your help in planning, coordinating and dealing with my endless questions and needs. Thanks too for handling all the changed flight arrangements. Anyway, it was truly a life-changing experience, I learnt a lot about me and my energy and of course what it means to be middle in nowhere, in mud with leeches and pepper-ants but with friends at a small fire. You made an uncomfortable place on a river side to a homely camp. Also the Orangutan part in Tanjung Puting NP with the houseboat was great. Of course I enjoyed the huge number of free living Orangutans with their cute babies and the funny proboscis monkeys - but not least all the “luxury” to be clean, nowhere leeches, sitting on a dry boat deck on a soft mattress, getting coffee all the time. And I know I want to return again in the future. Well, you probably hear this all the time, but I did want to share a little with you. I cannot thank you enough for putting together such a life-altering and amazing journey for me!!! By the way: thanks from my husband for sending me back from this real survival-trip with no bigger injuries than leech bites 😉 I encourage everyone (who seems tough enough ;-)) to do with you this Crossborneo -it was just a fabulous trip! If there is anybody out there who wants to know something about this trip don´t hesitate to send me a mail: An alle “deutschschreiber”: bei irgendwelchen Fragen zur Tour könnt ihr mich gern anmailen: firstname.lastname@example.org Next days I try to put some pictures on my website www.gopapua.de Good luck for you and your business, Sabine from Germany
Dear Syadie, I hope you are well and happy. I will be going to Indonesia very soon. We will visit the floating market and the orangutan park and we will film there. I have already contacted Jeffery, and we are working on the program. I have asked him that you work with us those days again. I guess he will contact you soon. It will be a pleasure to meet you again. See you soon.
Best regards Rocío
Hi Syadie! Thank you so much for all of your help during my visit in Banjarmasin and Loksado. You’re full of energy, and gave me so much information about all of the sights; the floating market, the water buffalo, the plants and animals of Loksado, the history of the areas. You also went beyond the itinerary and took me to some other places that you thought I might like. Aside from that, you were really fun to be around and laugh with in the car and on the boats. You and Kamay even took me to an internet cafe after your obligated time with me, saying, "You have no friends in Indonesia, so we are now your friends." Fabulous! You really looked after me. You and Kamay were fantastic, and I hope to come back sooner than later. I told Wanto how great you were. Stay in touch, and as soon as I get my photos together I will post them. I'm having a problem though...my Facebook is suddenly showing in Chinese and I don't know how to fix it!
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