The High Cost of Development - Sabah
That beautiful beachfront
resort you're staying at? Well, where you're sleeping was probably once
a jungle, or at least something wilder than your semi-hard mattress. Taken
near the sleepy seaside village of Kuala Penyu, this photo is just one
example of the rapid development taking place in Malaysian
Update on What’s Been Going On March 2012 – Asia
My 7 Links - A Quick Look at the Archives
I was recently (or months ago, but who's counting) nominated by Annie of Wayward Traveler and Dave of What's Dave Doing to take part in the "My 7 Links" project. The brainchild of the fine folks @ Tripbase, it's a neat way to look back at what is coming close to two years here at Skinny Backpacker. 1. My Most Beautiful Post: Underworld Live Redux
A little wink. I'm sure he would if he could (he can't, no eyelids). Snapping
photos from a distance, keeping as quiet as I can, while he waits for
that one move that will have him frightened and running off. Such is
the game we play. This time, I won. I got this shot before he jetted off, maybe to check the sunrise. Shot March 30th, 2010
Trip Anticipation & Happiness
This article is part of a new series called "
The Traveler's Mind"
dealing with the psychology of travel with the goal of creating an
ongoing discussion. If you have any suggestions for future posts please
feel free to leave a comment below.
Photo of the Day - Water Lily
A water lily grows in a pond on an organic farm in the Cameron Highlands,
Malaysia. Read the story about my CouchSurfing experience with the owner of the farm and his family.
Photo of the Day - Bat Exodus
The famous bat exodus in
Mulu National Park, Sarawak.
Approximately 3 million bats live in Deer Cave and leave near dusk by
the thousands in long snake-like formations to feed on insects...
Define: Travel - Six Months and Counting
Photo of the Day: Dancing Lights
A french dancer plays on the beach of a quiet lagoon in the
Perhentian Islands, Malaysia.
Photo of the Day: Sunset over Paddy Fields
setting sun reflects brilliantly in the rice paddy fields near Bario, Sarawak. The mountains of the Kelebit Highlands here in Borneo are in silhouette...