Tag Archives: Indonesia

A-Z April Challenge – Prambanan, Indonesia

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 […]

A-Z April Challenge – Borobudur

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 […]

Sunday Photo 30

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!

A-Z April Challenge – Yogyakarta 

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 […]

A-Z April Challenge – Pangandaran

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 […]

A-Z April Challenge – Dalat

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 […]

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 […]

Mother’s Day

Today is of course Mothering Sunday, so I thought I would take the opportunity to post a few pictures of mothers with their children that I snapped on my travels….

THE THOMAS COOK PHOTO CHALLENGE – EXPLORE THE ELEMENTS

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 […]

My Iconic Travel Moments

My number one travel experience is a very personal one, which involves a site that had almost mythical status during my childhood. You see, on June 8th 1957 my parents were married at St George’s Church, Tanglin, Singapore. I was brought up on tales of how they met in the army, got engaged on Christmas […]