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Uncle Tan’s- Day 2: Afternoon Jungle Trek

by Heidi

During the heat of the day, while most wildlife is hiding away resting, we headed out in search of insects and other creepy crawlies.  From camp we took a short boat ride to one of the government protected patches of jungle.  The guide explained about the conservation areas by drawing the river and 10 patches […]

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Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center, Sabah, Borneo

by Heidi

Sepilok Forest Edge Resort Sandakan still wasn’t in the jungle, so we decided to move to Sepilok Forest Edge Resort, near the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center.  We paid quite a bit more ($35?) for a nice bungalow, but now we could actually see the jungle from our balcony.  We checked out of Hotel London in […]

Sapa, Vietnam: Day 3

by Heidi

On our third day in Sapa we decided to stick close to town, since we had to catch the train back to Hanoi that evening.  We got a slower start to the day and walked up Dragon Mountain, right up the path in front of our hotel, Thai Binh.  The entrance fee was about 25,000 […]

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Sapa, Vietnam: Day 2

by Heidi

On our second day in Sapa we signed up for a tour through one of the many tour agencies for a “full day” trek to two villages.  It was $10 per person, including guide, entrance fees, lunch, and transportation back to our hotel after the trek.  We were a bit disappointed that our tour guide […]

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Sapa, Vietnam: Day 1

by Heidi

Sapa, in the northern mountainous area of Vietnam is recommended for wonderful trekking (hiking) and for visiting tribal villages.  The pictures in my mind as we headed to Sapa were of hiking along mountain ridges with beautiful views of the valleys below and a National Geographic-type portrait of a tribal woman in traditional clothes, with […]

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