Category: Random Travels

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Gong 100 Festival – Malinau

If there’s one thing the local people round here like doing, it’s having a big gathering and a bit of a dance/party. So, following on from the big gathering at Binuang, I found myself, on a day off in Malinau...

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Balikpapan Flooding

Very strange day yesterday. It started raining at about 4am. Nothing unusual there but it wasn’t a light drizzle; no, it was a full on torrent from the skies. So, I put my ear plugs in and went back to...

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Trip to South Africa to say goodbye

Once I’d come to terms with the events of last month, it was clear to me I needed to go to South Africa to say goodbye to my friend JJ who’s life was so tragically cut short, doing one of...

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From the Jungle to Sumbawa

So, having finally got back to Malinau for a few days, to do some observational flights with our newest Porter pilot, I then had to make my way half way around Indonesia to Sumbawa (which is about 60nm east of...

Journey back to the jungle 2

Journey back to the jungle

There are a number of ways to get from England to Malinau but which ever route you take, it’s going to be a good 3 days of solid travelling with different operators to get back to the jungle. My usual...

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Holidays in Europe

Firstly, I apologise for the lack of posts on my blog for the last couple of weeks. I’ve been on holiday and hence haven’t really had anything aviation related to write about. The first week was spent skiing in Les...