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Joy in the Stillness at Borobudur

29 November 2012

Categories : Culture and Heritage

Joy in the Stillness at Borobudur

It seemed that around every corner in Indonesia was something new to discover. We had long bus rides and frequent plane rides between islands that allowed me to ponder the newness of every experience. Every time I really did, I felt I might need to pinch myself. There are all kinds of love in this world and in the absence of the kind of romantic love that fuels so many lives, my great affair is learning and collecting new experiences. Borobudur was a moment in which...

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Tag : Borobudur, Understanding the Thousands of Relief Panels of Borobudur

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

The Wonders of Borobudur Temple

30 November 2012

Categories : Culture and Heritage

The Wonders of Borobudur Temple

Been there twice in a year! On my recent trip to Central Java, I visited Borobudur Temple in the early hours to catch the sunrise. Without many tourists around in the morning, the whole atmosphere was calm and surreal. I could count with my fingers how many times I really got up very early for sunrise photography. Such trips like this is worth sacrificing some sleep to catch the magical sunrise. Silhouette of the stupas during sunrise.  The morning...

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Tag : Borobudur, Understanding the Thousands of Relief Panels of Borobudur