Looking for a slice of serenity but only a stones throw away from Perth? Yalgorup National Park might just be the place for you! Located just south of Mandurah, the park protects 10 internationally significant lakes that are important to migratory waterbirds.
Broome is a thriving coastal town situated in the Kimberley region of Western Australia 2,240km north of Perth. Famous for its pearling industry, rich history and dramatic landscapes, thousands of tourists flock here during the dry season from April to September each year.
This is why I came here. To see this scenery. The ancient, virgin forest which is the heart of Borneo. It is simply epic. Breathtaking. Humbling. I don’t know how to describe it but I will try.
Answer me this: why would people want to eat soup made from swiflet bird nests which are built from their saliva!? They are considered a delicacy and pay well so the Malay risk their lives scaling the stark sides and treacherously vaulted roofs of these limestone caves to harvest them. I will never look at tom yum goong soup the same again!
To travel to Sakau one generally takes a speedboat ride from the coastal town to the dense mangroves and don’t be surprised if it rains! Rain turns to sleet at that speed and it wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t actually cold. I thought a tropical summer would be hot, humid and wet, but apparently it can be cold and wet!