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Archives for November 2012

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Stephen Bugno

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Witnessing the Diversity of Indonesia at Borobudur Temple

Posted On : 26 November 2012
Categories : Culture and Heritage

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A visit to the Temple of Borobudur is much more than the admiring the elegance of a 9th century Buddhist monument. It’s more than imagining that this great stone tribute was buried for ages beneath volcanic ash. It’s more than climbing over the world's largest Buddhist monument. It’s about witnessing the great diversity and the long history of these incredible islands known collectively today as Indonesia. Indonesia is an assemblage of over 17...

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

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RunawayJuno

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Facts about Orangutans You Didn't Know About

Posted On : 27 November 2012
Categories : Adventure

Recently I visited orangutans at Camp Leakey that runs by  Orangutan Foundation International   (OFI). The long history and inspirational work of OFI touched all of us. I wanted to share the photos of amazing orangutans. It’s hard not to appreciate them while watching how they move and react. We even saw a couple of wild orangutans on the boat which was extremely rare experience as I’ve heard. However the main event was at the two camps at the Camp Leakey. Briute said,...

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

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Cailin O'Neil

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Mt Bromo a must see item when visiting Indonesia

Posted On : 27 November 2012
Categories : Hiking, Trekking, and Eco

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Waking up for 3:30am for a tour to do a “must see, must do” item in  Indonesia, is sometimes a sacrifice that you need to make. Thankfully I didn’t need to shower before hand I could literally roll out of bed at 3:15am, throw some clothes on and meet the group. Before heading to the small town of Wonotoro, I was told to bring warm clothes and that it would be very chilly there. Men walked around selling toques and mittens, the Indonesians...

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