I have not been following the Indonesian presidential election closely in the sense that I am unfamiliar with detailed policy proposals from both candidates, Jokowi and Prabowo. I remember from some time back that Jokowi specifically offered little detail, leading to the criticism that he has no idea what he is doing and betting on […]

Bali was my final destination after two or three weeks travelling all the way by land from Jakarta. As I crossed the Bali Sea on a boat from Banyuwangi, Gilimanuk and this greeted me: I do not remember the name of this mountain. It could be Prapat Agung but looking at the map, the twin […]

When I first read of Prambanan, in my mind there was an amazing structure that overwhelmed everything. But my expectation of it proved too much. I felt too many words had romanticized blocks of big ancient rocks. Please do not get me wrong. Prambanan, from afar, looks amazing, mysterious. It imposes itself on its surroundings. […]

I have not been updating this blog of mine as often as I would like to. I have been busy with work and life in general. Still, I have lots to say but just not enough time to write. I partly blame Twitter for that, which allows me to blow some steam off so that […]

[2665] Mount Lawu, Java

Prior to traveling to Java, I had never seen a volcano before. And I am happy to write that the first ever volcano I saw with my very own naked eyes were the mythical Mount Merbabu and its twin, Merapi on my early morning approach to Yogyakarta in Central Java. I actually got to the […]

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