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... of my time in Indonesia. I did also spent a few nights in Jakarta
which is busy, dirty, smokey, hot and very Asian. From Jakarta it was then time
to make my 2 day pilgrimage to the Whitsundays islands in Australia, via Kuala
Lumpur, Sydney, Cairns and Townsville. There I will meet my dear friend, Laura, with
whom I will spend Christmas before heading to Sydney for New Year and to start my
second cycle ride from Sydney to Melbourne. A new year, a new path, a new
JAKARTA: day 2/ 04/07
First up was Taman Prasasti, whch is the Dutch colonial cemetery, and I went there in search of dotting some I's and crossing some T's, with regards to some family research I have been doing.
I had learned that there was a good chance that my great great grandfather's grave may have been moved as only the most important officials i.e. governors and artists remain there. I had done research at the KILTV* and the CBG*. Nico, who ...
Do you remember in high school or in your university club when you were named a "big" or adopted a "little"? Well, I've adopted a lot here in Jakarta so far. And I don't mind. In fact, I love it more than I can express. The difference is that while I may be adopting them I am also being adopted by them.
Because of a few things out of my control when I first arrived (aside from making sure I had all the necessities I needed and settling in), I didn't ...
So less than a week here and there is already a national holiday. It was an Islamic holiday called Idul Adha. Since WS was closed, Ayu (one of the PTs) and a couple students (Hani and Aldila) took me to a restaurant called Rawon Nguling (rah-wan goo-ling) that serves regional food. I had Rawan Daging which is a clear beef broth soup with a bit of meat. This also had black flecks in ...
A morning walk started just before 7am along the beach but in the other or northerly direction this time.
Besides me, just after sunrise were out and about the early morning beach cleaners, walkers, joggers, surfers, fishermen, crew dismantling a stage, security guards at the resort beach ...