Borneo [Malaysia and Indonesia] - July 2009
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And here I am, on my island in Malaysia! Perhentian Besar, "the big one". Which faces Perhentian Kecil, "the small one", where I had already spent about ten days, three years ago.
Easy arrival. The diving center Watercolors with whom I had contacted by e-mail, arranged everything in advance: speed-boat crossing, bungalow. I will try the dives tomorrow!
Tonight, I'll just post some pictures. I spent the day with my feet in the sand, not doing much, except to enjoy the translucent blue of the water.
On my way to the beach behind mine, Paradise Beach, I came across a shooting for the Malaysian TV. One of these soppy series, where the actors overplay their hand. Very funny.
The title: Biru Cinta Delagunawhich could be translated as "The blue lagoon of love", if I believe the explanations given to me by the guys of the film crew...
The cameraman was happy to pose. Another guy from the team invited me to the little party with fireshow they were organizing in the evening. But I'm too tired, I don't have the courage to move, especially since the dinner went on...
Yes, as I said before, it's hard to be alone when we travel solo!
I ate with Bettina, a German woman with whom I had dived in Bunaken in ... 2007.
We are staying at the same place! She recognized me and called me on the beach... We stared at each other with round eyes, incredulous. The world of divers is definitely very small!
Like me, she travels alone and carries her diving bag. It's funny, all the same, that we find ourselves, two years later, by the purest of coincidences, in Asia again.
Anyway. This little vacation is off to a good start. The pictures speak for themselves, don't they?
The ultimate luxury for the geeky traveler: there's even wi-fi on my beach!
On the other hand, no electric plug in my bungalow, it will not be convenient to recharge the batteries of the camera. I left the charger last night at the reception. We'll see tomorrow if they thought to leave it plugged in!
Anyway, I'm not going to start complaining...
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