Susan Myers

Why Borneo? It’s All About The Wildlife

Danum Valleys deep, remote and stunningly beautiful rainforest offers some of the world’s most memorable wildlife experiences.

Thousands of Streaked Shearwaters swing around the side of our ship and disappear over the bow. A lull in activity reminds us of the cold but then we notice a small group of black baubles floating off the starboard side. Lifting my binoculars I see a pigeon-shaped creature with orange markings around the face and a little tuft of white feathers in front of the forehead. A rather strange-looking creature – a Rhinoceros Auklet!

Leeches: A Nuisance, But Birding in SE Asia is Worth It

Tiger Balm

They say travel helps you suck the marrow out of life. Well, if you plan to visit Asia, particularly Southeast Asia, then prepare for a few leeches to try and suck the life out of you. And while it may sound yucky and gross, it’s not as bad as it seems, especially with a little… Read more

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