From Sakau, we drove four hours deep into the jungle, finally arriving at Danum Valley Field Centre – one of the leading research field centers in SE Asia. This, our home for the next three days, had no hot water and limited hours of electricity. In spite of these challenges, I found this to be the most delightful of our stays. Living with and being able to converse with researchers, students and National Geographic photographers enhanced our learning experience tremendously. Each day we made several treks into the rainforest, beginning at 6:00 am and ending well after dark. Red leaf monkeys, gibbons, hornbills, flying squirrels, frog-mouth owls and a couple of orangutans delighted our days and nights as did swims in the river (no crocodiles here). Leeches in the jungle were prolific, though my full body mosquito suit and leech socks kept them away from me. I can’t say the same for Ron, who commissioned one of the researchers to help him remove the two leeches he brought home.