Kota Kinabalu, MalaysiaFebruary 18, 2015 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C
This is a cool town in the region known as Sabah. Nancy and I have decided to do a river rafting trip into the "jungles of Borneo" which turned out to be pretty fun even though it was fairly tame since there hasn't been any rain in a couple weeks. The rainforest in Borneo is gradually going away so it was at least good to see some of it. Brunei has preserved most of theirs but Malaysia was slow to get in front of the British when they were buying up the trees and stuff so they have some catching up to do. They are taking it seriously though as I think they are realizing that when the oil runs out if they don't have ecotourism they may not have any economy at all in the outer regions so hopefully that will stop the destruction. This is the home of the orangutan and their face is plastered on everything. They are pretty cute. We didn't get away enough to see any in the wild but this could be a place to make a real "back county" trek into some time in the future.
This picture is of Nancy looking for snakes. :-)Read more