Spent the last few days in Mulu at the national park world heritage site, it was the one place I really wanted to see in Borneo. I was even deeper into the rainforests and I was not disappointed.
The area is 290 square miles which is roughly three times the size of Birmingham but only 800 people live here and there were only about 100 other tourists staying here, I flew in on a micro plane as it has no road access. To say it was peaceful is an understatement.
The surroundings are somewhat difficult to explain, the only open space is the purpose built village which has the accommodation, 1 shop and 1 restaurant, I suppose if you imagine you are in a big city standing in a square acre and the rest of the city and suburbs are trees, caves and rivers then that will give you some idea.
The day I arrived I visited a couple of caves, it was a bit of a trek to get there about 3 miles but was worth the effort, from an angle you can see from one of my photos there is a vision of Abraham Lincoln, this is a natural part of the formation. One of the other photos is an opening to what was called the Garden of Eden, the photo does not do it justice but the visual was incredible, I just stared for ages at it as it didn't seem real, it was more like looking at a huge cinema screen.
These caves apparently go on for 190 kilometres.
On the second day I went on a self guided trek to a waterfall, it was about an hour walk to get there and a couple of scary moments when I thought I was lost but I found the waterfall and it was pretty but there are nicer ones, however the beauty of this was I knew no other person was within miles of where I was so I stripped stark [email protected]"*#ck naked and swam and let out the loudest roar of laughter! It was a magical moment.
The third day we took a boat up stream to some more caves then in the afternoon and walked across the largest canopy in the world, 480 metres long and 25 metres in the air.
In summation that was my three days in Mulu, walking through the jungle, exploring caves and swimming alone in the middle of nowhere. Oh and by the way there were literally millions of bats in the caves.
Well I've done that much walking, seen so many trees and caves I think I need a beach.
Again so many magical moments and yes it's easy for me to have them out here, but magic moments can occur anytime or anywhere, it can happen when you have that first cup of the day or that beer and take away meal on a Friday night. When they do happen savour them and enjoy that moment.
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