This photo is one of my favourite from my travels. It was 1997 when we visited the tea plantation near Bogor to learn all things tea. The unexpected highlight was meeting this school group who were keen to hear English spoken by native tongue. Cue impromptu English lesson. They also had Hamish and I sing […]
I took this photo in 1997 at the fishing town situated by the Indian Ocean on the island of Java.
Continuing the music that has embellished my travelling through the decades. 1990s Travel Highlights Following the third and last of my inter-rail trips in 1992, I was finally to travel outside of Europe, firstly to Israel in ’93. That independent trip cemented my wanderlust gene firmly into my being. We started in Jerusalem and took […]
I rather enjoy visiting a botanical garden on my travels. Although far from a flora expert, a stroll through the landscaped displays of trees and flowers makes for a very pleasant few hours. Here are my three favourites visited thus far. Bogor, Indonesia (1997) On the island of Java, a 60km train ride from Jakarta, […]
Continuing my favourite travel photos with my second favourite batch of five. The Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos In all my travels I have never seen a sunset as lovely as the one in Luang Prabang. On both my 2010 & 2015 visits I lingered for over and hour at a time to capture the […]
Jakarta Jakarta is the current capital of Indonesia, the largest Islamic state in the world. I say current because the capital will actually be moving to East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo. Why? Because Jakarta is sinking at the rate of around 25 centimetres every year. Situated on the Java Sea and with thirteen […]
I visited the Indian Ocean resort of Pangandaran in Indonesia in 1997. This group of happy girls were selling necklaces made of shells.
For an Islamic country as Indonesia is, it has some fine religious buildings representing other faiths. I have already blogged in the A-Z Challenge about the amazing Javanese Buddhist temple of Borobudur and now it is the turn of the nearby Hindu shrine of Prambanan. I visited Java & Bali in 1997 (we were actually […]