Strolls Around Camp Leakey – Stepping off the plane, you’ll immediately know you’re not in Java anymore. In today’s post we wanted to take you to Camp Leakey, it was established in 1971 by Dr. Biruté Galdikas and former spouse Rod Brindamour. It was named after the legendary paleo-anthropologist, Louis Leakey, who was both mentor and an inspiration to Dr. Galdikas as well as Drs. Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey.

In Camp Leakey, We learned about orangutan, proboscis monkey, gibbon and leaf-eating monkey behavior and ecology, to studies of orangutan sign language abilities and cognition, to leech behavior, and river system ecology.

Traveling is important to me – it’s where I tend to get my inspiration from. I’m trying to learn to be less dependent on the outside and just be happy, because if you’re happy, you‘re creative. You can draw inspiration from everything. Inspiration is something that comes to me everyday – it just happens.

So there you have it! Bits and pieces to start you off on your trip over this incredible nation. We hope we can inspire your travels as much as Indonesia has inspired us to write this – a snapshot of things to do, places to see and hang out spots.

Stay tuned for more of our adventures in Tanjung Puting National Park, Indonesia.


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