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Archives for December 2012

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Stephen Bugno

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Face to Face with the Komodo Dragon

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

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Without a doubt, the Orangutan along with the Komodo dragon represents the wildlife highlights of Indonesia. They are unique to this geography. If you want to see them in their native habitat, you have to get on a plane (or boat) and travel here. That’s part of what makes a trip to Indonesia so rewarding. On paper, the Komodo dragon wowed me with its impressive traits. In real life, the Komodo captivated, entranced, and even frightened me. Basic Facts about...

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Tag : Komodo National Park, The romantic Pink Beach of the Komodo Islands , The Underwater Paradise at Komodo National Park

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David Brereton Lee

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The Orangutans of Tanjung Puting National Park

Posted On : 4 December 2012
Categories : Adventure - Hiking, Trekking, and Eco - Travelings

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Looking deep into their eyes, knowing you as a homo sapien share 97% of the same genetic code as them, it’s hard not to feel a kinship with orangutans. The endangered orangutans in Borneo first entered my consciousness when I met Gela, my Dutch trekking partner in Nepal. I remember seeing a photo of her sitting next to one of the large, orange-haired primates, and knowing then that I wanted to see them too. Borneo, the commonly known name of the Asian...

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Tag : Tanjung Puting National Park : Re-introducing Orang Utans to the Wild

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Eunice Khong

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The Beauty of Yogyakarta

Posted On : 5 December 2012
Categories : Travelings - Culture and Heritage - Sightseeing

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Yogyakarta is the second most popular destination after Bali in Indonesia. Also known as Jogjakarta, the beautiful city never fails to amaze with its old world charm and natural beauty. Steep in history, Yogya is the centre of Javanese art and culture, the cradle of civilization on Java where a few world heritage sites are located in the city and surroundings. It is the gateway to one of the world wonders – Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple and...

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Tag : Yogyakarta