Is now about two months since we begun cycling the roads of Malaysian Borneo, it seems that the time has come for a change, time to see a new country, time to explore Indonesia.
We saw so many things here, huge-nosed proboscis monkeys and ancestral caves, beautiful folks we have known, met endangered people and sailed on rivers through the jungle. But there is still something left for us to do, see the largest flower in the world, the rafflesia.
So we leave the city of cats (Kuching) and head to the Gunung Gading National Park, located on the road that leads to one of the border with the Indonesian part of Borneo, Kalimantan.
This is where we hope to see this huge parasite flower, a flower can exceed 100cm in diameter, and weigh up to 10 kg, a flower that takes months and months to bloom and then stays alive no more than seven days. A flower on the verge of extinction, like everything here in Borneo, plants, animals, people.