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The Mystic World of Orangutans

29 November 2012

Categories : Adventure - Travelings

The Mystic World of Orangutans

When I learnt that we had to overnight on a river boat in the jungle of Central Kalimantan, eight persons sharing one bathroom, that put up a bit of struggle in me. Voice inside: You are there to see the endangered orangutans that are only found in Borneo and Sumatra! Yeah, I saw those in the zoo - our beloved Ah Meng and her clan. And the rainforest is so hot, very humid and those blood sucking flies love me. Call me shallow. I survived (like a big deal) two days...

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

First Impressions of Indonesia

29 November 2012

Categories : Culture and Heritage - Travelings

First Impressions of Indonesia

  As traveling two weeks in Indonesia, I got to see the major attractions around the country. While I was visiting nine different islands, these were the first impressions I got. Islands Officially, there are 17,000 islands Indonesia. 8,844 of them have been named by the government of Indonesia, including major islands: Kalimantan (Borneo), Sumatra, Java and so on, and 922 of them are permanently inhabited. It’s not hard to guess Indonesia is a big...

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Tag : Borobudur, Batik Solo: Keeping The Tradition Alive, Tanjung Puting National Park : Re-introducing Orang Utans to the Wild, Komodo National Park

Giving Asia a Chance in Borneo on Kalimantan

29 November 2012

Categories : Travelings - Adventure

I accepted the invitation to Indonesia specifically because it's a part of the globe I am fearful of. I enjoy what people like to call "westernized" countries. I enjoy learning about history and being challenged only to try foods that I can recognize, I get too excited about beautiful architecture...

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Tag : Tanjung Puting National Park : Re-introducing Orang Utans to the Wild, Klotok : River Boat to Tanjung Puting National Park , Camp Leakey

Sunrise at Mount Bromo

29 November 2012

Categories : Travelings - Hiking, Trekking, and Eco

My alarm went off at 2:30. In what I consider to still be the middle of the night. We met, bleary eyed and only half alert, at 3 AM to climb with our already-aching bones into Jeeps that were made before I was born. It wasn't a great beginning. I love a good sunrise, but I kept questioning in my...

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Tag : Mount Bromo, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, The Yadnya Kasada Ceremony at Mt. Bromo

The magnificent Borobudur Temple

30 November 2012

Categories : Travelings - Culture and Heritage - Sightseeing

The magnificent Borobudur Temple

High on a mountain in central Java, Borobudur Temple rises up towards the sky. In Buddhist belief, the closer you are to Heaven, the closer you are to the gods. And as you climb the steps of the temple, the jungle landscape of Indonesia revealing itself in every direction, you can understand how the people who built this masterpiece felt more connected to the ethereal than the earthly. Borobudur was built in the eighth and ninth centuries but, at some point in...

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Tag : Borobudur