This is my second trip to Bario mainly because of the hospitality shown to me by Stephen and Tine (pronouced Ti-na) on my very first hike in the Kalabit Highlands 18 months ago. Simply put Stephen and Tine have made JBD a lovely cosy stay with their careful attentiveness and willingness to share the wonders of the Kelabit highlands with their guests - be it personally taking you on a trek to Pa Lungan or stays in the jungles or just guiding you around the Bario with Stephen's carefully hand drawn maps. The food is of course another reason i love it here. Stephen's lovingly cooked meals are the freshest and most wholesome meals i've ever eaten (it takes a while to actually want to eat a burger when i get back to the city).
Another reason why it's so cosy is that Stephen's an accomplished painter and his paintings are part of the atmosphere in JBD where they decorate the dining hall, sleeping quarters and the reading corner upstairs.
I'm going back in a month or two to pick up a painting i asked Stephen to do for me. Hope to see some of you guys there!
- Also Known As:
- Jungle Blues Dream Art Gallery & Homestay Hotel Sarawak
- Jungle Blues Dream Art Gallery And Homestay