We ride into this clearing. Its our first Dayak village and its not quite what I expected. Before the trip I had had a romantic Nat Geo vision of Dayaks living in a long house, covered in traditional tattoos and carrying blowpipes deep in the jungle. Progress had got to this Dayak village. No long houses, no tattoos and only shorts and t-shirts, but at this moment the modern world and its creature comforts are very welcome. One house has a genset and a small shop selling cold drinks and instant noodles . Its bloody paradise. Yes - even this tastes good :huh We hang out here for a couple of hours. I go for a wander and explore around the place Our host tells us that logging is illegal here, but Dayak's are still alllowed to fell trees if they use the timber for their own use and don't sell it. However a 15x15 x 400 cm hard wood plank gets Rp 50,000 (about $5) on the black market. This is a huge amount of money to these people and he tells us that a truck comes into the village once or twice a month in the middle of the night to take what ever timber they may have away. That same plank in Bali would cost about $50.