Walking With Wallace – Insects and Invertebrates

All etchings and the photo of Alfred Russel Wallace from papuaweb.org. All photographs by Martin S Pribble. Our decision to go to Borneo was made quickly. By “we” I mean my partner Hayley and I, and her sister Charmaine. By “quickly” I mean we had it planned, booked and paid for only 3 weeks before we were set to leave. But in that time, we managed to organise to hike up Mount Kinabalu, accommodation in Kota Kinabalu and near Kudat, and...

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Imaginary Friends Show #160 – The War On Christmas

  I join Jake Farr-Wharton, Emily Deitle from EmilyHasBooks.com, Andrew Skegg from Godless.biz to discuss the finer things in life… like Jake. We declare war on Christmas, and demand that you do too… Or do we? Listen to find out! Download MP3 here. Subscribe to the Imaginary Friends Show podcast on iTunes here. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes...

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Mount Kinabalu Part 2 – The Land of Forgotten Giants

  Continued from Mount Kinabalu Part 1 – Climbing Into the Clouds. Awoken from a fitful sleep in complete darkness… In a strange place, in a strange bed… Somebody was snoring… loudly. “Would it be okay if I turned on the light? Does anyone mind if I turn on the light?” An unfamiliar female voice with a Scandinavian accent was asking me. “Is it okay if I turn on the light?” The light came on, and...

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Mount Kinabalu Part 1 – Climbing Into the Clouds

  Many treks I have undertaken promise difficulties, and deliver rewards beyond expectations. The hardships you endure on any trek stand in direct opposition to the exaltation and awe you feel upon completion of the trek, and it is only on reflection that the true nature of what has been achieved can be truly appreciated. When you look back at any trek, with bones and muscles burning, that feeling of unwashed greasiness from a combination...

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