Forest Voices
Forest Voices, SarawakKuala Lumpur, Malaysia. June 30th, 2010
Forest Voices documents the knowledge of the indigenous people of Sarawak, who have always lived with the forest and use it to empower them and reverse the trend of logging before it is too late.

We support with a small donation, our old camera, and some ...
May 19. Lao mores.
We cross the border without any difficulties. The Chinese authorities stamp exit in my passport and we walk to the Lao side, a shack with a line of waiting tourists in front of it. I study the government poster of do's and don'ts in Laos, learn about the status of the monks, the sad occurences ...
May 17. Ordinary day.
Early morning we move to yet another town called Jinchang. We hope to get back to the main trail heading south towards the Laos-border. The road is beautiful again, and induces appetite for more.


We try to hitchhike here, but my stuck-out thumb is either not understood or all the drivers on the ...
May 15. Oversleepernight bus.
We still try to do something here in Kunming, but things don't get easier overnight. Sadly, the experience of organizations hanging up the phone, or offices hidden in some impossible to find backstreet remains associated to China non-governmental organizations. But of course! The government is doing everything here. We've learned that in Chengdu and wonder ...
May 15. Oversleepernight bus.
We still try to do something here in Kunming, but things don't get easier overnight. Sadly, the experience of organizations hanging up the phone, or offices hidden in some impossible to find backstreet remains associated to China non-governmental organizations. But of course! The government is doing everything here. We've learned that in Chengdu and wonder ...
May 14. They have moved three years ago.
The guidebooks are right: Kunming is the most relaxed metropolis in China. We hope to encounter better luck in finding small-scale charities here, and gahter a list of phone numbers and addresses. After a while we manage to make an appointment with an ecological ngo called greenwatershed, and we figure out that it is actually ...
May 13. Kunming spirit.
Kunming is just another metropole, yet decidedly less intense and crowded than Chengdu and, from what we've heard, Chongqing. We do what we are good at and sit down in a dark coffee place, waiting for our couchsurfing host, slurping black coffee as we bend over our tiny computer screens.

Julia, our host, works ...
May 13. Kunming spirit.
Kunming is just another metropole, yet decidedly less intense and crowded than Chengdu and, from what we've heard, Chongqing. We do what we are good at and sit down in a dark coffee place, waiting for our couchsurfing host, slurping black coffee as we bend over our tiny computer screens.