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Facts about Orangutans You Didn't Know About

27 November 2012

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, Camp Leakey is ‘NYC for the country folks&r

First Impressions of Indonesia

29 November 2012

  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 chunk of ocean, including a group of islands. Like some people say, you can spend

Introducing Borobudur Temple

30 November 2012

  Borobudur temple is a Buddhist temple in central Java. It was built around the end of eighth century but it took three generations to finish it. During my two weeks trip in Indonesia, I had a chance to visit Borobudur temple at sunrise. World’s Largest Buddhist Temple By Guinness World Records, “The largest Buddhist temple in the world is Borobudur, near Yogyakarta, central Java, Indonesia, built between AD 750 and 842. The 60,000 m ( 2,118,880 ft ) stone structure is 34.5 m (113 ft) tall and its base measures 123 x 123

Lesson Learned from the Klotok - Travel Makes Us Humble

11 December 2012

Have you ever felt that travel makes you humble? As a part of #Travel2Indonesia trip, I spent the first two days in Borneo jungle (Kalimantan). We slept, ate, worked on the klotok – wooden boat, and the weather was scorching hot and humid. You can imagine how dirty and sweaty we all were.Because the orangutan camp can be visited only by a river-boat, we had to maintain our lives on the boat. I loved the experience. The simple life - it's not easy to get noweadays. I like the wilderness and the jungle, and enjoyed the fact we were force