Borneo. Day 3

In the afternoon we were taken on a tour of the nearby town – Sandakan.  Our first stop was the Sandakan Memorial Park.  This is a beautiful rainforest garden which was the site of a Japanese POW camp during WWII.  In July 1942, 1,500 Australian prisoners of war were transferred from Singapore to Sandakan as a forced … More Borneo. Day 3

Borneo – Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Days 1 & 2

I first heard about this volunteering project from a friend I’d made whilst volunteering in Zambia.  She has been here and absolutely loved it.  I was initially a little put off as volunteers have to commit to 8 weeks, but after seeing the place on the ‘Paul O’Grady, Animal Orphans’ T.V programme I decided it … More Borneo – Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Days 1 & 2

Sri Lanka – Ella to Mirissa and Udawalawe National Park

Our journey from Ella to Mirissa was approximately 6 hours by road, and we found that by leaving early (5 a.m.) we could make a stop at Udawalawe National Park for a safari drive.  Udawalawe has over 250 elephants and it was created  to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of … More Sri Lanka – Ella to Mirissa and Udawalawe National Park