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The Kecak Dance at Uluwatu

12 December 2012

Categories : Culture and Heritage

The Kecak Dance at Uluwatu

“Chark-a, chark-a, chark-a, chark-a”, and on… the chant goes. Almost hypnotic, trance-like, the thirty or so barechested Indonesian men sway with the rhythm. They’re sitting on the ground in a circle – and in the middle the drama is unfolding. Two young princes; a demon king; a damsel in distress; a mischievous monkey. They all play their parts in the ring of unceasing cantillation. The nightly performance is very popular here at...

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Tag : Bali's 8th Kuta Karnival

Borobudur an amazing experience

12 December 2012

Categories : Culture and Heritage - Sightseeing

Borobudur an amazing experience

Borobudur Temple We drove through the countryside of Central Java, Indonesia past lusciously green rice and tobacco fields and we ate lunch at one of the fanciest hotels I’ve ever been called “Amanjiwo”. Princess Diana and the likes of David Beckham had all stayed there previously and got to enjoy the fabulous view of the famous Borobudur temple from their suites. Sadly we weren’t spending the night at that hotel however we were going to...

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Tag : Borobudur

The orangutan family of Kalimantan

11 December 2012

Categories : Hiking, Trekking, and Eco - Adventure

The orangutan family of Kalimantan

For the first seven or eight years of his life, Fred Galdikas had a best friend called Apollo Bob. Like most friends at that age, they would play together outside. And like most children at that age, their differences seemed immaterial. Kids have an ability to look beyond race, religion, or language and just see a friend for who they are. That was probably lucky for Fred. You see, Apollo Bob was an orangutan. Thirty years ago, when Fred was born, his mother was...

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

Lesson Learned from the Klotok - Travel Makes Us Humble

11 December 2012

Categories : Hiking, Trekking, and Eco - Adventure

Lesson Learned from the Klotok - Travel Makes Us Humble

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...

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Tag : The 5th Borneo Extravaganza: Uniquely Kalimantan

An Orangutan Experience in Tanjung Putting, Indonesia

11 December 2012

Categories : Hiking, Trekking, and Eco - Adventure

An Orangutan Experience in Tanjung Putting, Indonesia

When I received the schedule for my trip to Indonesia one of the first places it said we would visit was Tanjung Putting, which was on the island of Kalimantan. I had never heard of these places before but knew we were going to see wild Orangutans and was excited to visit. Once in Indonesia I heard a couple people say “Borneo”. Previous to this I wasn’t sure where I thought Borneo was and I kind of thought it was its own country and then I found...

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