Into The Heart of Borneo

A remotely located long house where for centuries people have lived together in harmony.
Some of us are born with a natural need to go out and find adventure. Its in the blood. Maybe its some nomadic gene from our hunter and gathering past.

A yearning to discover first hand what is out there no matter how hard and far it may be or the trail will take you. To be wild and willing to go where ever that adventure takes you…

This is in a way the greatest freedom there is. This is a tribute for those sorts of people like, my Uncle Michael in the photo above taken in the early 70s in Borneo.
There are not to many people around today or then who have ventured through so deep and long up the snaking rivers surrounded by dense jungles swarming. The jungles then were so thick with life and the unknown where you hear unknown sounds and large insects can be mistaken for small birds they are so large! He did over a couple decades a hundred trips and sometimes was gone for months as he searched for something of the soul only feels and which words can not define since it is more felt then explainable. His hobby was buying antiques on these trips but the real treat was getting to know and learn about the nomadic tribes and cultures of the Dayak head hunters among many others.

These were the true jungle nomads who have known about kratom and other natural medicinal cures for millennia. These are the Dayak tribes who have live off of some simple farming but to the most part by hunting game and gathering other edible foliage and medicine in a sustainable way for thousands of years. Some of the more commonly known medicinal plants they harvested are kratom and Tongkat Ali.

The above Dayak tribal person above all have the same straight black and bowl shaped hair haircuts and they pluck their eye brows and any other facial hairs. From an early age their ears are stretched to be able to hold intricate and interesting ear plugs. This is their tribal ethnic look and is what is fashionably beautiful.

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