Zero latitude

June 2009. The heat and humidity were overwhelming even at 6:30 in the morning. I couldn’t wait in my room any longer so I hurriedly checked out of Hotel K. in search of western-style lodging in Pontianak. I second guessed my decision to use this Indonesian city as my jump-off point for the island of …

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Crossing Sarawak

June 2009. Disappointed. That’s what I felt when I boarded the ferry at the river port of Sibu along the Batang Rejang. I wasn’t having the adventure that I dreamed of when I decided to traverse Borneo. The Jackie Chan movies endlessly screening on the television are grating on my nerves. Redmond O’Hanlon’s Into the …

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