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Archives for December 2012

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Observing Orangutan Behavior at Camp Leakey

Posted On : 7 December 2012
Categories : Travelings - Adventure

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Following the epic photo shoot with the delightful Sweet Hope, we devoured a breakfast of toast, fruit, and fried rice aboard the klotoks, and then disembarked. By then, two dozen other tourists had arrived to watch the morning’s orangutan feeding. We walked a few minutes along another raised boardwalk, until we reached the ranger station. Behind one of the buildings, a mother orangutan was hanging from a tree trunk, along with her adorable little baby...

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Watching the Sunrise from Borobudur Temple

Posted On : 7 December 2012
Categories : Sightseeing - Travelings - Culture and Heritage

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Approaching the stone steps of Borobudur Temple in the pre-dawn hours, the sky slowly began to lighten, revealing a blanket of grey clouds. Getting up at 4 AM was no longer about seeing a multi-colored sky, but experiencing one of Indonesia’s greatest cultural landmarks with as few people as possible. Borobudur Temple is the world’s largest Buddhist monument, its construction dating back to the 8th and 9th centuries (300 years before Cambodia’s...

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Tag : Borobudur

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A Behind the Scenes Look at Making Gudeg in Yogyakarta

Posted On : 10 December 2012
Categories : Sightseeing - Cuisine

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The heat from the flames was almost unbearable, the lack of air circulation stifling. A surprisingly tall, young, shirtless man in flip-flops entered the room. Male or female, it was hard not to notice his abs, covered in sweat, and seemingly carved from stone. He deposited a shovel full of red-hot coals underneath one of the many large cooking pots, without a word, and left the room again. Walking into the kitchen of Gudeg Yu Djum, a famous restaurant in...

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Tag : Yogyakarta