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Taming The Brutal Kimodo Dragon . . . Sort Of

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Real adventures, I mean the utterly real, still exist. You may have to look quite hard for them, but they’re still out there. The Telegraph recently recounted a trip into the lair of the fire-breathing, man-eating lizard, the Kimodo Dragon. At first glance, I thought this was one of those real kind of adventures. Not so. There wasn’t any fire […]

Borneo: See Unforgettable Wildlife, Almost Get Bitten By A Deadly Snake, All In One Day

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It’s probably fair to say that Bako National Park, in Borneo, is the only national park in the world where you are likely to run into hairy-nosed otters, flying lemurs, silver-leaf monkeys, honey bears, and green pit vipers (whose poisonous bite will kill you within a matter of hours), all in a single day. And […]

Looking For Roasted Pig And Bras? You’ve Come To The Right Place

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Known for its many food stalls serving perhaps Bali’s most famous dish, Babi guling — a spiced roasted pig traditionally made with a whole suckling pig that’s been stuffed with a fragrant spice paste and spit-roasted over a barbecue — Gianyar’s night markets come alive after 6 p.m. Head there with Soma and Mila, two […]

Eating At Your Friendly Neighborhood Balinese Warung

Thursday, December 24, 2009

There are people who like to eat local and then there are people who like to eat local. It’s quite a difference. Eating street side vendors is often an experience, a lesson in culture, and a deliciously cheap meal all wrapped up into one juicy, roasted, suckling pig. Ibo Oka is what the Balinese locals call […]

Top 10 To-Do List For 2009 — Way Better Than 2008’s

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

China’s having a six-minute solar eclipse in July, Berlin’s celebrating 20 years of reunification in November, French Guiana is still amazingly diverse, and Bintan Island is emerging as the place to be among the 3,200 islands in the Riau Archipelago — take that Rempang. The other six to-do’s are kind of lame, and like most […]

Exploring The Wonders Of Central Java

Monday, December 29, 2008

Take a step back in time by about 1,000 years at Borobudur and Prambanan, some of the most spectacular sites in all of Indonesia. Borobudur, a vast monument containing 72 Buddha statues, and Prambanan, one of Indonesia’s largest temples, are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and oftentimes some of the region’s most popular attractions, but […]

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