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Archives for December 2012

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Cooking up a storm in Yogyakarta

Posted On : 1 December 2012
Categories : Cuisine

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Who amongst us really like to think about where our food comes from? As long as it appears clean and tasty on our table, that’s all that matters. And sometimes – like in the restaurants of South East Asia – it’s often not worth the mental anguish of wondering what’s going on in the kitchen. It will be delicious – tick. It won’t make you sick – tick. So who cares about anything else, right? Well… in this case,...

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Tag : Yogyakarta's Dining Guide, Yogyakarta

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Close encounters with the dragons of Komodo

Posted On : 3 December 2012
Categories : Adventure - Hiking, Trekking, and Eco

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Some people will tell you, sincerely, that the movie King Kong was inspired by an expedition to Komodo Island. Others will tell you, with as much conviction, that the island was the basis for Jurassic Park. Neither is necessarily wrong, neither is necessarily right. Regardless, stepping off the boat, walking down the small wooden pier and into the forest feels like a trip back in time – to a land where the lost animals of history rule supreme. The Komodo...

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Tag : Komodo National Park

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Mount Bromo and the Sand Sea

Posted On : 3 December 2012
Categories : Travelings - Adventure - Hiking, Trekking, and Eco - Sightseeing

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There aren’t many reasons tourists take the road south from Surabaya. But there's certainly a very good one. It's because the city is the staging point for the 120 kilometre journey down East Java to one of Indonesia’s most beautiful natural attractions. I’m talking about Mount Bromo, the active volcano that lies in the middle of a large valley. With its top blown off, it appears more crater than mountain, while putrid sulphurous gas and smoke...

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Tag : Mount Bromo