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 […]
This year for the challenge I will be blogging about some premier sites & sights that I have experienced on my travels overseas. Indonesia has the largest Muslim population of any country, with all the islands of the archipelago being majority Islamic apart from Hindu Bali. On the largest island of Java you find perhaps […]
This photo was taken at the Buddhist holy site of Borobudur on the Indonesian island of Java in 1997. We were the only anglo-saxon faces there and got repeatedly asked for photos and autographs from all the school kids that visited!
Our journey from Jakarta to Bali took us to the city of Yogyakarta. Getting there was extremely uncomfortable and nearly ended in disaster for me! We took the boat from Kalipucang near Pangandaran, a journey of three hours along the Citanduy River to Cilacap and then a further three hour bus ride into Yogyakarta. It […]
In October 1997 Hamish and I visited Indonesia, Java and Bali to be precise. Having started in Jakarta we made our way to the Indian Ocean via train, bus and private hire. The leg from Lembang to Pangandaran was pretty uncomfortable at over nine hours, the basic Javan roads going up and down hills and […]
In ’98 my mate Hamish and I visited Vietnam starting in Ho Chi Minh City and making our way to Hanoi. Our first leg northwards from HCMC took us to the small city of Dalat……….. When we booked our November trip we of course had no idea that it would coincide with Vietnam’s worst ever […]
The challenge (see below for full details) is to depict four elements in photographic form. I have seen some of the entries and aesthetically there are some awesome entries from extremely talented photographers. I just decided to go wit h the first four images that sprang to mind for each element, so here goes: FIRE […]