The Six of Clubs

Number 6 – Live in Tokyo (six of Clubs) – February/March 2017

As strange as it sounds I think having a few weeks off writing has become a bit of a detriment to me. Tokyo has been immensely overwhelming, sometimes in a good way, sometimes in a bad way, and in a way I didn’t want to write anything whilst I was getting settled in. Then once I was settled in I think I got myself into a bad habit of putting things off and as such, this post is super late. I’ve actually written this out 3 times already, each time from a different perspective, trying out different styles, but none feeling quite right. So I’ve just decided to stick to what I normally do and ramble until you get bored! The six of clubs has changed somewhat from how it begun, and Japan is going to spread over a few entries as I make my way around. I’ve spent the last month in Tokyo, and as much as I’ve loved it, I’m really happy to be moving on again and seeing something new.Read More »

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How to see Orang-utans in Borneo on a Budget

How to see orang-utans in Borneo on a budget

Most people head to Borneo for one thing: the wildlife. In particular, the Bornean orang-utan. Whether you’re planning to visit in the future, or you’re already on the beautiful island, one thing might be clear to you – it can be extremely expensive to see the great apes, and for those people travelling on a budget, it can seem out of range. I recently visited Borneo, saw the orang-utans at Sepilok rehabilitation centre, and booked a 3d2n river cruise full of wildlife, with accommodation and food for less than £150, including flights from Kota Kinabalu. In this article, I’m going to show you how it’s not only possible to do it cheaper, but how to maximise your possibility of seeing these elusive creatures, plus see the other wildlife Borneo has to offer. I will include all my outgoings, and offer alternatives towards the end.Read More »

The Nine of Hearts

 

Number 22 – Hug an Orang-utan (the Nine of Hearts) – Thursday 16th February 2017

Full disclaimer – Technically I failed this one because I didn’t actually hug an orang-utan. However, knowing now how strong they are and how vicious they can be, I’m happy that I got close enough!

I SAW ORANG-UTANS!!!!!!!!! This for me was a dream come true, and to be honest it was something I had actually planned on missing out for the moment. Let’s step back a few months…Read More »