Author Archives: Danna

So, I saw a few gingers…

My second trip to the feeding platform couldn’t have been better. Aside from the four orangutans (mother & baby and mother & juvenile) that showed up, there were at least a dozen macaques (who later stole my lunch) and a … Continue reading

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The Orangutan Health Project

Around four years ago, I was browsing around online when I randomly searched for volunteer programs, specifically related to primate research, and came across the Orangutan Health Project (OHP). Sitting at my desk in Palo Alto, going halfway across the … Continue reading

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A Taste of Penang

I’ve been in Penang for two days now, but spent much of today catching up with photos and blog posts and logistics I might not have time for in Sumatra, so I’ve only had a limited time to explore. That … Continue reading

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Koh Lipe: A vacation from vacation!

So Malaysia was interesting, foreign and different – but I decided that before traveling on to Sumatra I needed a more relaxing break in a familiar place. For me, that’s Thailand. I’ve visited three times now and can’t seem to … Continue reading

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Pangkor Island and “Travel Days.”

After my third night at that place in the Cameron Highlands, my only thought was to move on as soon as possible. I joined a random guy named Matthew from the guesthouse who had the same thought, and we opted … Continue reading

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Cameron Highlands (or “Meh”-lands.)

To get to the Cameron Highlands, I took a minivan to Tanah Rata, one of the main towns providing access to the area, which is known for its tea plantations, strawberry farms, and forest trekking. I had kind of an … Continue reading

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Malaysia: Truly… Indochina?

While Alona and I were traveling throughout what is historically known as Indochina (Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia), we were constantly bombarded with commercials inviting us to “Malaysia, Truly Asia.” It’s funny that as soon as we left Cambodia, we ended … Continue reading

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