Tag Archives: Bogor

School Group, Guning Mas Tea Plantation, Java, Indonesia

Indonesian School Group at Gunung Mas Tea Plantation, Java

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 […]

Music On My Travels #3 – The ‘90s

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 […]

Botanical Gardens – 3 From My Travels

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, […]

A Flying Visit In Indonesia

In 1997, Hamish and I toured around Java & Bali by train, boat, bus and taxi for three weeks. as part of the tour we took a train from Jakarta to Bogor……. Bogor is famous for one thing, the well presented botanical gardens, which stocked every type of Southern Hemisphere tree known to man. I am […]

Kids of the World

One of the great pleasures of travelling away from the Western European culture is to see how kids in (financially) poorer countries enjoy their simple lifestyle. No computers, no electronic games, no burger chains, no fizzy drinks, no gimme gimme gimme attitude, no stress. Here are a few shots taken of kids on my travels […]