“The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise against all but essential travel to the coastal area of Sabah…”
That’s the exact area of Borneo to which I was travelling. It couldn’t be that bad. I’d have a tour guide and a driver with me. It’s just jungles and monkeys anyway, isn’t it?
Little did I know then that it wasn’t terrorists that I should have been warned about, but the entire unravelling of my senses.
The Buddhas of Borneo is a 30,000 word novella that takes the reader on a five day journey across North Eastern Borneo, from Prisoner of War camps to Buddhist temples, batcaves and jungle retreats. But nothing is as it seems – particularly on Turtle Island…