All is hustle bustle at Highlands hostel today! A student group from Brisbane has arrived and they will be travelling into a Penan village to work on a kindergarten community garden project. They fundraised back home and were able to raise quite a bit for materials and plants for the garden.
The best part for me is - I'll be going with them! 6 nights in the Penan village of Batu Bulok. Tomorrow we start early at 6am and set off for a 5 hour boat ride, then a 1.5hr 4 wheel drive ride. We will be bathing in the river, sleeping in the longhouses on mats and eating the village meals of rice, sago, noodles and tapioca. Yum! I especially like the cooked tapioca leaves.:)
As usual, I'll be taking lots of pics so that you can all see the villages, the people, the garden and of course, me in my jungle hiking attire. :) Tonight, dinner with our new friends from the Brisbane high school...and an early night!