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Archives for November 2012

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RunawayJuno

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First Impressions of Indonesia

Posted On : 29 November 2012
Categories : Culture and Heritage - Travelings

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  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

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Kirsten Alana

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Giving Asia a Chance in Borneo on Kalimantan

Posted On : 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 and I can relate to the people of Europe in a way that doesn't push me too far out of my comfort zone. In my search for home, Asia never factors into the equation because I consider first the things...

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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

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Kirsten Alana

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Sunrise at Mount Bromo

Posted On : 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 head just how worth the work the one we were about to witness could be. Around hairpin turns illuminated by harsh headlights and over ruts in the road that felt more like valleys we traversed, only to...

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