These are portals in the wall of Himeji Castle. Himeji Castle is one of the oldest castles in Japan to survive intact. The different shapes in the wall correspond to different weapons which are fired from each hole.
Daily Archives: January 4, 2008
I had to come into town to book my ticket to Mulu National Park. I still need to book a bed, but that shouldn’t be a problem. The New Year rush has died down and I’m willing to sleep anywhere.
The place I’m staying outside of Miri is very nice. My room is inside a Malaysian long house which sits up on stilts over a pond. We had a torrential downpour yesterday afternoon. I haven’t seen a thunderstom like that since I’ve started my trip. It ranined all night long and with the drops hitting the tin roof of the building, I slept like a log.
I have also been able to meet up with some other travelers finally. I hardly met anyone in Hong Kong given the nature of my accomodations.
Borneo really reminds me of many of the islands I visited in the Pacific….. which makes sense because it is an Island in the Pacific. I’m sure I’ll have a lot more to say in the next few days as I actually get into the bush and see the rainforest close up.
I have read that Mulu has a satellite internet connection, but I am not making any plans around it. I should have a good connection when I get to Kota Kinabalu. I’ll have a ton of Mulu photos I’m sure as well as everything from Brunei.