So for probably going on the majority of my life now, I have wanted to go to Borneo. I've been flirting realistically with the idea for a while now, maybe a year. I haven't done anything concrete in setting up a plan yet though, aside from a buying a Malay language book.
In the next few weeks, I plan to maybe solidify these ideas and just do it. I plan on shelling out the bucks to join some volunteer program for a few weeks seeing as I have no other realistic idea of what to do there, and I feel that traveling alone will be extremely intimidating and that the program will be mostly an awesome exprience. Has anyone on here joined such a volunteer program? If so, which one and what was your experience like. If anyone has been to Borneo I would much appreciate tips or things that they found helpful or that they would do differently.
I am a 19 year old white American male, I will probably be traveling by myself the entire time. I realize that this may not be the best or safest idea, but I'm at a point in my life where I need to get out of here, and do something that I have always wanted to do.
So from anyone who has experience traveling to Borneo or any other equatorial jungle nation for that matter, please give me some pointers.
- Shots, greencards, paperwork?
- Things to do?
- Awesome Programs?
If I feel I have enough money then this trip might also turn into a South East Australasian tour, I really want to visit Australia and New Zealand too, though I like I said I don't know if I will have enough money for that entire plan.
Please guys, give me some pointers.