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Trip: Southeast Asian Archipelago

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33 Forgettables! 33 Memories!

INDONESIA | Sunday, 26 Oct 2014 | Views [720]

Sounds like it could be in a punnet square. Tomorrow I'm leaving Indonesia and heading to Australia. I was supposed to leave today but due to a technical issue my flight was never booked, so I got one for tomorrow. Indonesia is another complex place.... Read more >

Photos: Bali

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Motor-scooting Bali

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | Views [910]

After a rigourous journey through the Indonesian heart, Bali comes as a welcome surprise. Coming from relatively unvisited parts of Indonesia, Bali comes as an unpleasent surprise. Coming from well-ordered countries such as NZ and the US, Bali comes ... Read more >


INDONESIA | Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | Views [601]

Indonesia, in my book, would likely not receive any awards for containing the world's most spectacular sights...until today. Prambanan is a series of Hindu temples dating back to the 9th century. Yesterday I debated going to Borobudur but my time is ... Read more >

Photos: Prambanan

INDONESIA | Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Yogyakarta

INDONESIA | Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | Photo Gallery

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INDONESIA | Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | Views [858]

With nearly no sleep on the Senja Utama Yogyakarta last night and bleary-eyed, I got off the train in Yogyakarta (often called “Jogja” by locals and the “y” is pronounced somewhere between a “j” and a “jy.”... Read more >

Photos: Jakarta

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | Photo Gallery

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The Big Durian

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | Views [1471]

As I stepped off the bus with my heavy bags, the searing heat and humidity bit hard! I had no clue where I was and I thought I was reasonably close to Amiel's flat but it turned out I was way off, and I was out of rupiah until I could get to an ATM. ... Read more >

Ticket out of Hell

INDONESIA | Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | Views [737]

As the bus converged upon Palembang I could immediately see how bad the smog is; worse than any place I've ever been! My immediate thought is "get me the hell out of this shithole" and I wasn't off the bus yet! A CSer accepted my request but there'd ... Read more >

Bukittinggi to Palembang

INDONESIA | Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | Views [1149]

The Sumatran journey continues! Last night I stayed in Bukittinggi, a town in the Sumatran highlands with a much cooler air than the lowlands. That made the stay rather pleasant. In Bukittinggi there's a few sights of interest including a few Norfolk ... Read more >

Taking on Sumatra

INDONESIA | Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | Views [798]

As I boarded the ferry to Dumai this morning, I was aware of the length of my journey ahead. I have two of the largest islands this side of the world to traverse and the state of roads in both are iffy at best. I had wondered if the ferry was even seaworthy ... Read more >

Photos: Sumatra

INDONESIA | Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | Photo Gallery

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33 Adventures, 33 Journeys

INDONESIA | Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | Views [714]

33 is the magic number! Let’s put it this way: I’m thankful to be out of Singapore. The only place in this world I can say I hate is Las Vegas but one place I’m not terribly fond of is Singapore. Except for a wide variety of food it’... Read more >

Photos: Singapore

SINGAPORE | Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | Photo Gallery

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SINGAPORE | Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | Views [926]

After two days of getting here and dragging all of my gear around I finally had a bit of time to soak up Singapore. Many people I've spoken to thoroughly enjoyed Singapore, but would I feel the same? Before setting out I would enjoy a home-cooked Indian ... Read more >

Only in Retrospect

SINGAPORE | Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | Views [614]

"Never again" I think to myself. One of those moments you hate when it happens but in retrospect you'd do it again. "Travel is glamourous only in retrospect" is a famous quote by Paul Theroux. My harrowing account of how I got to Singapore last night ... Read more >

Temples in a Cave of Monkeys

MALAYSIA | Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | Views [1281]

KL is a place to rest and feast, but not really to explore. A walk in KL is no walk in the park. It's very hot, although the rain provides a cooling effect making it perfect for a sing and a dance (but I have to make sure my camera stays dry). Agosh, ... Read more >

Photos: Batu Caves

MALAYSIA | Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | Photo Gallery

Monkeys galore!
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Yuki & I in KL

MALAYSIA | Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | Views [1432]

"In Malaysia, anything is possible" Yuki said as we waited for the taxi last night. Beat and exhausted I was in the back seat, and out I was! Today I woke up rejuvinated. A few weeks ago, I was criticized by Bindi for "speaking of my tiredness" in my ... Read more >

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