Balikpapan and change of flight date to New Zealand

Soon I will leave Borneo för my third continent, Oceania and New Zealand. My flight was scheduled to depart April nine but due to the fact that I did not get access to BOSF in Nyeru Mentang, I will try to change the departure time to around March 26. My route to Balikpapan was quite easy but the heat was something else. Some days it almost kill me. I cycle through a number of small [...]

By |mars 25th, 2019|Borneo, Journey Blog, South East Asia|0 Comments

Palangka Raya and Banjarmasin next

Still have not come across the disappointment of not visiting the Orangutang Center and seeing the animals from the inside. What to do, just grasp the nettle. I stayed to nights in Palangka Raya if anything positive would come from BOSFs head office in Java. To days later I got an answer from BOSF, and they thank me for my collection but also say that new routines have been introduced at the Rehabilitation Center and [...]

By |mars 17th, 2019|Borneo, Journey Blog, South East Asia|0 Comments

A brief visit at BOSF

Day after my first visit and the sad message to visit the center was impossible without approval, I still got permission to see some of the Orangutanger at the proper distance and only the older ones. One of the female bosses, Okie, followed me around the area after a special canceled path so that I could see them in their natural habitat. Nyaru Menteng Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre, run by the Borneo Orangutan Survival [...]

By |mars 13th, 2019|Borneo, Journey Blog, South East Asia|0 Comments

a day of disappointment and resignation

From Sampit to BOSF it is about 200 km. My Kart application, Maps Me also shows that there are not many slopes to ride uphill. Quite easy. For every km south I come the more clearly I see how the rainforest has been destroyed. Lots of wetlands are drained out. Understands that organizations such as BOSF are really needed to try to rescue these fanatic animals. At the same time, the pulp oil plantation gives [...]

By |mars 13th, 2019|Borneo, Journey Blog, South East Asia|0 Comments

Orangutan Center next goal

From Pontianak to the next hotel destination, it is about 750 km, calculate 8-10 days to reach there. Route planning is no problem, it is in princip only a single road to Sampit, if you do not want to find all the small gravel roads. This portal was on the top of a very tough hill I hade to climb First 50 km is quite easy cycling and very flat. Then I have to [...]

By |mars 13th, 2019|Borneo, Journey Blog, South East Asia|0 Comments