A month in Sabah, Malaysia

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  1. Becky

    Becky TPF Noob!

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    I've just returned from a month of adventure and volunteering in the heart of Sabah, Borneo, in Malaysia. SUCH an amazing time I can't even begin to describe, but I'll have a go at summarising the trip with some photos (...ok well quite a few photos, but I did well reducing them to this considering theres literally hundreds and hundreds!!!).

    I used a combination of my dSLR and only one lens (gasp horror) and a small Pentax Optio A10 I bought in London Heathrow when leaving, which I managed to sit on and smash less than a week later... so it wasnt much use!!

    <<<<I'd like to apologise/swear at photobox for once more resizing all my photos, some huge some tiny.... sorry guys.>>>>

    Upon arrival in Borneo we spent a week a Jungle Camp, training and swimming... typical adventure stuff. A day long jungle trek led us deep into the jungle where we put up our own hammocks and got a good nights kip! I incidentally set my slr bag down at the top of a hill and watched it tumble about half a mile into a tree.... oops... but it survived!!

    1. Jungle Camp

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    2. Fun in the river

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    A week later we left in our groups to our project sites. My group was to complete half of a school library build in approx 3 weeks. We stayed on the school grounds and spent loooads of time with the locals and gorgeous children.


    3. Overwhelming welcome

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    4. They got used to us being around after about 15 minutes...!!

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    5. I'm sure I'm in there somewhere...

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    6. Kids at break time

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    I met some great new people/made a lot of friends...

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    17. Me with one of our leaders.
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    19. And we built more than our fair share of library!
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    Saw some beautiful places and cute stray dog/huge butterflies and dragonflies hehe!!

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    21. Beautiful river running through the jungle
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    22. Skinny stray
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    25. Butterfly - each wing was the size of a hand
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    Apologies for so many photos, they're not necessarily the better ones at all, but I feel they best describe my experience which I'm still buzzing from! Thanks for looking!!
     
  2. GoM

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    Looks like an incredible time....#8's probably my favourite, her look and the composition is fabulous. I'll be honest, I'm not a huge fan of people/insect shots, but I think you've done a good job of capturing the place with these. Not that I've seen it firsthand, but it makes me want to go :)
     
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    Looks like you had a great time. I love the chidren's photos - the group looking down is well done.
     
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    A nice mix of fun and cool shots. That must have been a blast!
    BTW, I'm pretty sure that last one is a kind of moth. Some species can get pretty huge.
    http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-1/plate1.php (unfortunately a slow site)
     
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    Really great photo's. #8 and #10 are my picks.As you say they capture a story of your trip. Reminds me of when i trekked in Nepal a few years ago, now where did i put those photo's??
     
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    great series
     
  7. Becky

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    Thanks everyone for the comments!

    Yeh you're right actually it is a moth... I remember now in Koto Kinabalu airport on my way home seeing the exact same one dead and framed, and label was something moth!!
     
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    Looks like you had a great time. Nice shots, thanks for sharing.
     
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    nice photos, everyone loks like they hada lot of fun

    ...now, what's the difference between a moth and a butterfly??
     
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    Different species, like rats and mice I guess!!
     
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    Here's the difference.
    Species is the last classification, so that's how each kind of rat differs from other kinds of rats: Black Rat Rattus rattus vs. Brown Rat Rattus norvegicus. They are both of the genus Rattus. Both rats and mice are of the order Rodentia and the family Muridae, so they branch at genus level. Both butterflies and moths are of the order Lepidoptera, but they branch at the family level.

    More than you wanted to know, I'm sure.
     
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    awesome shooting! Looks so much like Philippines! Congrats on a very successful trip.
     

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