5D4N Bario – Exploring Bario (Day 2, Part 1)

“… a far upland plain [which] can only be reached by foot,… There are just one or two places on the map of Borneo — and, more widely, on the map of the world — where you can get farther away from a known place… from what most people call “the world.” There are fewer […]

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5D4N Bario – Exploring Bario (Day 2, Part 2)

Later in the afternoon, Auntie Lucy received a group of guests who were church friends of Auntie Lucy’s sister, Lilian Bulan-Dorai. The purpose of their visit to Bario was pilgrimage. It must have something to do with the revival story of Bario. Bario is full of surprises. Who would have taught Bario is a place […]

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5D4N – Cultural Show at Bario Asal Lembaa’ Longhouse (Day 3, Part 2)

Through travel, we put aside our differences and exchange stories of how we discover out-of-comfort-zone destinations. We shared the laughter with the church group who hiked the Prayer Mountain. At first, it did not cross my mind that the group would be doing spiritual activity on top of the mountain. Listening to their stories made […]

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5D4N Bario – Around Bario & Pa’ Umor Salt Spring (Day 3, Part 1)

On the third day into the trip, our activities include driving around Bario, enjoying local delicacy of Nuba’ Laya’, trekking to Pa’ Umor Salt Spring, visiting another pineapple farm and cultural performance at Bario Asal Lembaa’ Longhouse Homestay. After breakfast on the next day, Auntie Lucy and Lian drove us around the village. After being in […]

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