Home to the oldest rainforest in the world, Borneo enjoys a level of biodiversity seen in no other place on the planet. The unique habitats and sheer stretch of lowland forest, though severely impacted by deforestation during the past 50 years, create individual and isolated homes for species not seen anywhere else on the planet. Around 100 species found on the island are endemic to Borneo, including proboscis monkeys, Bornean orangutans, and Borneo pygmy elephants.
did you know?
Given the sheer diversity of history, landscape, wildlife and culture across Asia it isn’t surprising that Experience Travel Group travel specialists commonly start their sentences with, ‘Did you know?’ when talking over zoom or the phone to prospective curious travellers.
Stereotypes are often challenged on trips with ETG which leads homecoming travellers to say to friends and family ‘Did you know this about this destination?’.
Perhaps you weren’t aware that Mumbai is made of seven islands that are all connected. Or that there are over 150 volcanoes in Indonesia and that Borneo is home to the largest flower in the world.
Asia is home to lots of surprising nuggets of information like this. Explore more here and get yourself there to experience the sheer variety this region of the world has to offer.
As a traveller, Bhutan’s many superstitions are fascinating to learn about. We got in touch with Namgay, a local guide, to talk about why Bhutan is so very superstitious (writing’s on the wall), and how superstition affects the Bhutanese in their day-to-day life.
“The problem is that I’ve been to all of the countries you cover”, said one of our best customers whilst discussing where she would go next with her travelling companion and us at our offices in Clapham. “What about Indonesia”, I replied, to which she she said was “sorry, but it just doesn’t appeal as a holiday destination”.