Travel allows us to re-invent ourselves again and again. We openly open our eyes and our hearts and change is happening. When you travel with your eyes and your mind is open, you realize you are not the same person as when you left home. I used to know that the journey changed. The scenery, the adventures, the people I met, the places I have experienced changed; everything is better.
This is the idea that travel has changed with me and last year I decided to further develop the idea. I started to describe the funny things that happened during the journey. As an eco-tourism developer I visited very good places, often before they were discovered or ready for tourists. The results can be entertaining as when I was at a retired home because the local hotel is not suitable for tourists! Or the opportunity to work in my opinion, which is a pleasant or creative tourist attraction when I got the chance to visit the Gomantong Cave in North North Borneo with a large number of birds and bats.
Caves such as Gomantong are home to thousands of small birds. Their nests are made from saliva mixed with feathers and other nesting materials and are highly esteemed as ingredients in bird soup. The value of the nest can exceed US $ 500 per kilogram, so it is important to regulate the collection so that harvesting is not done. The Gomantong Cave is described by the World Wildlife Fund as one of the world's best managed bird cages.
The Gomantong Cave is also a popular tourist attraction. This is a unique chance to see how the bird's nest works and observe the fine ecosystem of the cave. I've always enjoyed the new bird species and I love bats so it was not hard to convince me to visit the Gomantong Cave for my route.
The stop at the Visitor Center explained the complexities of nesting and the risks that people are trampling through the fragile rattan ladders and the highest cave of the cave. After a quick stop we did not see Sumud Hitam or the Black Nest Cave. It is a large cave, 30 meters wide and 100 meters high, rising boardwalks, making it easier to walk around. I soon realized that I was underestimating the challenge of this adventure. A short walk to see the cave is one of my longest strolls in my life. I walked into the cave and rushed to the bubbles of bubbling amphibious ammonia in the percussion air and felt that my foot slipped over the accumulated feces of thousands of bats and birds. Wearing open-to-toe sports shoes could be a good fashion choice in the morning, but it had an uncertain footstep in the cave. In the corner of my eye I caught the red flash on the ground. A closer check with the flashlight showed that the ground had hundreds of cockroaches alive. I wish I could not see it.
You get, our guide to Borneo EcoTours has pointed out that there are rats who have been eating insects and snakes who have rats eaten. It is a very healthy ecosystem, but not exactly what we expected when we entered Borneo's latest ecotourism attractions. "Interesting, but slightly unpleasant," Saat said as he pressed his shirt against his neck. – If you look up, keep your mouth shut. I thought wise words, knowing that the cave was home to hundreds of busy swiftlets who flew back and forth on a daily search for food. When I walked into the cave, I did not expect the bat faeces and the cockroach almost to the back of the body to stay in the therapy for years. For Galwan offered his hand to stand upright; it is likely that something correctly came to the conclusion that the journey would be short if it came down. We continued in the cave with a sight that would have taken his breath if he had not yet.
Cave walls sweep more than 100 meters, sunlight passes through the openings; it looked like a scene from the lost boxes of Raiders. Swiftlets jumped from their nests to the woods for their own food. The bats moved in the dark corner of the cave. Ladders and paths lying empty, waiting for the next nest season when qualified collectors risk their lives to gather their level of development. It was a fascinating sight, and I'm glad I did not lose it despite the dangers there.
I thought this experience was an experience. Like my trip to the Gomantong Cave, you may need to eliminate some discomfort, mouth closure, danger to your back, and some feces. However, if you adjust to your vision, we will reward you.
So I kept my vision and collected my best stories recently in the book published by Trafford Publishing of Victoria, BC. I did not want to see a list of attractions or restaurants. Travel can transform the people and communities they live in. By sharing stories such as visiting the Gomantong Cave, you will find that if you travel with an open mind and an open heart, change is inevitable.
Many people feel that they have abandoned some of their dreams in managing their work and family responsibilities. People who want to shake their childhood dreams and move in a new direction often create the spark that they need during a travel adventure. I found a new way to travel in life, and I think others!
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