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In room seventeen of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow there hangs a ravishing painting by Paul Gauguin. Painted in Tahiti in 1892, Matamoe has always been my imaginary visual reference to the oceanic tropics; saturated powdery colours, red and yellow soils, the sway of palms, the opaque greens of dense forests and the cappuccino skin tones of peoples living on equatorial islands. How strange that the continental tropics hardly have the same qualities of light, texture and colour; could it be the lack of wind? Perhaps, because tropical islands are the prisoners of the warm windy seas. Borneo is such an island.
Borneo conjures images of exotic experiences in the mind of the traveler. Rainforests, orangutans … the Men of the Jungle, adventure and off-the-beaten-track treks. For the discerning traveler who has a passion for travel and is looking for something out of the ordinary, your expectations will be fulfilled. Be swamped by the jungle beauty, different cultural influences and tropical adventures.