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Archives for December 2012

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Cailin O'Neil

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Borobudur an amazing experience

Posted On : 12 December 2012
Categories : Culture and Heritage - Sightseeing

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Borobudur Temple We drove through the countryside of Central Java, Indonesia past lusciously green rice and tobacco fields and we ate lunch at one of the fanciest hotels I’ve ever been called “Amanjiwo”. Princess Diana and the likes of David Beckham had all stayed there previously and got to enjoy the fabulous view of the famous Borobudur temple from their suites. Sadly we weren’t spending the night at that hotel however we were going to...

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Tag : Borobudur

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Michael Turtle

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The Kecak Dance at Uluwatu

Posted On : 12 December 2012
Categories : Culture and Heritage

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“Chark-a, chark-a, chark-a, chark-a”, and on… the chant goes. Almost hypnotic, trance-like, the thirty or so barechested Indonesian men sway with the rhythm. They’re sitting on the ground in a circle – and in the middle the drama is unfolding. Two young princes; a demon king; a damsel in distress; a mischievous monkey. They all play their parts in the ring of unceasing cantillation. The nightly performance is very popular here at...

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Tag : Bali's 8th Kuta Karnival

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Cailin O'Neil

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Bali - A fantastic place for relaxation

Posted On : 12 December 2012
Categories : Sightseeing - Culture and Heritage

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Before going to Indonesia I’ll admit I was “one of those tourists” who might of previously thought Bali was its own country because you hear/assume so many people reference it that way, but of course I quickly learned that Bali was simply just one of the most popular of the 17,000 islands which can be found in Indonesia. What I knew of Bali was that A LOT of Australians visit there and I also knew that it was a place that I had on my bucket list...

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Tag : Bali Arts Festival