Kinabatangan River, Borneo; May 2017

Kinabatangan River is basically what, when I was young, I imagined Borneo to be like. Ancient forest impossibly full of life with a river meandering textbook perfect through the trees - the only realistic way to travel using it. Then deforestation - recently Palm Oil fuelled - has robbed much of the island of this. … Continue reading Kinabatangan River, Borneo; May 2017

Sepilok, Borneo; May 2017

This covers two short stays in Sepilok before and after I went to the Kinabatangan River. After a long bus journey from Kota Kinabalu it was rather nice to arrive at the Forest Edge Resort in Sepilok. It's a resort that has been pragmatic accommodation within its grounds which have great facilities and the best … Continue reading Sepilok, Borneo; May 2017

Kota Kinabalu, Borneo; May 2017

KK is just a town - a hub to get things done. There is nothing particularly remarkable about it. Well, that's not true - the night market is excellent. It is, however, a great place to stage other activities from. The mountain bearing a similar name brought me to the town. I'd built in a … Continue reading Kota Kinabalu, Borneo; May 2017

Bandar Seri Begawan, Borneo; May 2017

A day in BSB the capital of Brunei. Now, there is plenty to do in Brunei with time and money such as visiting the rainforest to name one. However, a day restricted to the capital does not exactly scream opportunity. This is entirely my fault - I was passport stamp hunting and got my comeuppance! … Continue reading Bandar Seri Begawan, Borneo; May 2017

Mulu National Park, Borneo; May 2017

Mulu Park is in east of Sarawak just south of Brunei and isn't accessible by road - it's a day's journey by boat or a short hop in a plane. There is very little the other side of that journey in terms of amenities - it's the park and a number of homestay like accommodation … Continue reading Mulu National Park, Borneo; May 2017

Ancient Delphi, Greece; October 2016

Apparently Zeus worked out that Delphi was the centre of the world by setting off two eagles from the extremities of his domain and seeing where they met. Seems flawless to me and I assume those cars we all┬áthink Google are photographing streets are actual perpetually colliding to map the world accurately. Delphi's provenance aside … Continue reading Ancient Delphi, Greece; October 2016

Kamikawa & Kurodake, Hokkaido; Japan

Well, it's taking me a long time to get round to posting photos, but better late than never! Kamikawa is very small and fraying at the edges with lots of abandoned hotels around. However, it's a stunning valley reminding me of Yosemite Valley. Beaten back from the last few metres of Kurodake due to very … Continue reading Kamikawa & Kurodake, Hokkaido; Japan

Tokyo, Japan

This week I have been felled by some foul bacteria or virus which has played merry hell with by gastro-intestinal tract with cold, unfeeling efficiency. To take my mind off it I thought I would process a few photos from Tokyo. This includes a few from the depressing Ueno Zoo which is a case study … Continue reading Tokyo, Japan