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Borneo/Bolivia - anyone got any thoughts by JF on 14 February 2006 11:29am
 
I'm doing research for my next trip, probably within the next six-eight weeks, and both Bolivia and Borneo have made their way up my list.

Anyone here got any advice/comments?
 
Re: Borneo/Bolivia - anyone got any thoughts by perfectbitch on 14 February 2006 6:01pm
 
If I remember correctly, Borneo is the home to Maquacs, some of whom bathe in a hot spring pool. Linz
 
Re: Borneo/Bolivia - anyone got any thoughts by hunnicut.bj on 15 February 2006 8:33am
 
I've never been to either of those places, but my grandparents went to Borneo quite recently, and they said it was absolutely fantastic. Sounds well worth it, from what they were saying, and judging by the photos it's a beautiful place!
 
Re: Borneo/Bolivia - anyone got any thoughts by Godfather on 15 February 2006 1:48pm
 

I've travelled in Bolivia, but I need more specific questions really, JF. All I can say for now, is that is a magical place of geographical contrasts. Jungle, high altitude sacred lakes, Salt flats, mountain peaks, steep narrow alleys, and a real feeling of being somewhere Bizzare.

 
Re: Borneo/Bolivia - anyone got any thoughts by tucsonmike on 15 February 2006 9:27pm
 
Borneo and Bolivia? Other than starting with B they are pretty different and spread apart.
Both would be interesting, though I think I would go to Borneo over Bolivia.
 
Re: Borneo/Bolivia - anyone got any thoughts by rachj_star@hotmail.com on 6 April 2006 5:09pm
 
I went to Borneo in 2003 and it is fantastic. Having been to Thailand, a place where tourism has changed the country's outlook over time, I would recommend going to Borneo NOW! I travelled around the Malaysian part of Borneo, Sepilok Island, Kota Kinabalu, miri, kuala pengu, pouring springs are amazing. Try and ask around in the towns where ex-pats live, you may get to join in on a 'hash'. Which is basically a run through the jungle following a trail. This vigorous run almost killed me, but i got to experience biting ants and leeches with some of the nicest people around-followed by as much tiger beer as you can manage.

Borneo, as far as the far east is concerned, is almost undiscovered. If you dont go now, go one day!
 
Re: Borneo/Bolivia - anyone got any thoughts by JF on 6 April 2006 8:44pm
 
I was two hours away from booking the trip that involved Bolivia when the phone went and the consultancy fairy offered me some work.

I don't turn down money, especially when it would let me go away, admittedly a bit later, for twice as long!
 
Re: Borneo/Bolivia - anyone got any thoughts by pandab on 7 April 2006 1:47am
 
Awww ... JF, you stole my topic idea <G>!

Look for What to Do? What to Do?

Pandab
 
Re: Borneo/Bolivia - anyone got any thoughts by Ken Dunn on 8 April 2006 9:19am
 
Borneo looks interesting. The larger southern section is part of Indonesia and the smaller northern section is part of Malaysia. Brunei is a smaller country within the northern section which is also divided into the Malaysian states Sarawak and Sabah.
 
Re: Borneo/Bolivia - anyone got any thoughts by cjcottam on 11 April 2006 6:39pm
 
I can only really speak about Bolivia as I just spent a few weeks there as part of a round the world trip. The salt flats at Uyuni are truly incredible. As Godfather said - It's a country of incredible geological contrasts. If you want to see some photos go to www.chriscottam.com go to the photos section and look at photo sets 109-116. Especially the Salar ones - 114 & 115. I hope this will help a little.

Cheers,

C.Cottam
 
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