Pictures from my recent trip to SE Asia.

In Indonesia, this monkey stole the water bottle from my friend’s bag, gnawed the top off, and had a nice cool drink on a hot day…

A Hindu temple on a cliff in Indonesia.  There’s a nice surfing resort just around the corner and up the coast a little ways…

A view over tropical canopy to distant Mount Mayapay near Butuan, Mindanao, Philippines…

At one time, much of Mindanao was covered with rainforest.  Now the region around Butuan is mostly farm, orchard, and plantation.  But it could pass as jungle…

An unnamed waterfall near Butuan.  Getting here was a pain in the ass, but worth it…

A view from atop the unnamed waterfall.  The locals were especially friendly here…

We went to the Enchanted River near Hinatuan the next day.  It was cool but too crowded to fully enjoy or take any good pictures.  I refer you to a previous post for a nice picture of its crystal waters.

Tinuy-an Falls near Bislig was much more enjoyable.  Best shower I had the entire trip…

Climb a jungle path to the top of the falls…

It’s dark in here…

Wade out to near the edge of the waterfall and see the thick, mist-fed canopy surrounding…

Check out this post at A Paladin in Citadel about how a party of PCs exploring jungle-choked ruins is a like drawing a dungeon map in reverse.  In the comments section of the post I wrote my thoughts about the idea.  It’s definitely a technique I’ll try next time the opportunity arises.

The Paladin posted that about a month ago, just as I was leaving for my trip and I didn’t get a chance to link to it until now.  Has there been any other good jungle posts the last month or so in the D&D blog world?

So, yeah, I’m back from Asia.  I got a few decent jungle pics on my real camera that I’ll get around to uploading eventually, but here’s a slick shot I snapped with my cellphone.