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31 mai 2011

A long weekend in Burma...

That's all we'll have done! Thomas got dengue fever and had to be sent to Bangkok after spending 3 days under the covers in a small hotel in Yangoon. I have to say that our insurance was great. They took care of everything. In a few hours we were in a plane for Bangkok, someone was waiting for us just as we stepped off the plane and took us through immigration, picked up our luggage. We were driven to the hospital in an ambulance. The doctors were all lovely and since Thomas gets a private room, I get to sleep on the couch. This is... [Lire la suite]
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24 mai 2011

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia

For the past week we have been in Kuala Lumpur. We left Tawau, in Borneo, quite quickly as with Thomas' ear infection there weren't many activies we could do. Usually we don't like big cities too much and try to avoid them but I have to admit that we have been quite charmed by Kuala Lumpur. Yes, it's a big city but it doesn't feel over-crowded. The streets are not full of motorbikes zipping away in all directions and loud honking noises. It feels more organised, it has a clean and effective metro system. And it's one huge melting pot:... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2011

Photos again

I've added a couple of photos in the "food" album link on the right-hand side.
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18 mai 2011


Just to let you know that there are more photos of Indonesia in the photo link on the right hand side of the page!
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14 mai 2011

Derawan - Kalimantan

The further away you go from Bali, the more difficult it gets to find indonesian people who speak English. And I must admit that the language barrier complicates the travelling quite a bit. Especially when arriving on the island of Kalimantan. Kalimantan is the world's third largest island. Our complete south east asia guide book has a meager 10 pages of info on Kalimantan. Needless to say much info we had not. We were lucky though and met two indonesian men who spoke good english and helped us organise our trip on Kalimantan. The... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2011


We decided to base ourselves in Yogyakarta and then make day trips to the various tourist sites. We started with Prambanan, about an hour away. It is an old hindu temple, that suffered quite a bit in the latest earthquakes. We realised that we were more of an attraction than the site itself to the indonesian tourists around. They love taking photos of us, often not daring to ask but sneaking a photo with their mobile phone, in a very not discreet way.   The next day we went to Borobudur and then to Dieng Plateau. We booked a... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2011

Java – Ketapang and Sorabaya

After getting my open water certificate, we left Padang Bai in Bali and moved on to Lovina (up north of Bali). We stayed there for almost a week. It was so peaceful. We stayed in a little guest house by the sea. We spent a day diving on the island Menganjan. It was beautiful! We saw a lot of very colourful coral. The highlight of the dive was seeing a pygmee seahorse, only just a few milimeters tall! Another day we rented a motorbike and went for a ride. We stopped at a natural hot spring. I was doubtful at first because who wants to... [Lire la suite]
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