Monthly Archives: December 2011

Jakarta Writeup 8 – Wedding

We headed for Jakarta that evening and spent the weekend there to celebrate the marriage of Desi’s daughter Asih to her American husband Karras. It had been 15 years since we were last in Jakarta, and it seemed cleaner and … Continue reading

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Sulawesi Writeup 7 – Makassar

Makassar was a bustling town of about 1.5M people and seemed to be comparatively  wealthier than we thought it would be for such a remote location. It is the administrative hub of eastern Indonesia and the main city on the … Continue reading

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Sulawesi Writeup 6 – Tana Toraja Funeral

That morning we spent visiting the old village of Kete Kesu. This traditional village has two rows of traditional Tongkonan houses and similarly shaped rice storage buildings. Set near a field of rice paddies with a hill in the background, … Continue reading

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Sulawesi Writeup 5

After leaving the volcanoes of Bali behind, we jetted over the Celebes sea to Makassar in South Sulawesi. The lush vegetation and blue skies seemed to indicate that we were in a lesser developed agrarian area of Indonesia. However, Makassar … Continue reading

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Bali Writeup 4 – Canada World Youth Reunion

We got to he Puri Saron Hotel by 6pm and met the group for dinner on the pool terrace of the hotel.Many of the people had not seen each other since the end of the program 34 years earlier. There … Continue reading

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Bali Writeup 3 – Central Bali

The  following day, Thursday, we were to meet up with the Canada World Youth in Seminyak. Peter had been captivated by a postcard of a temple near a lake, and decided that if possible, we must see it. It turned … Continue reading

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Bali Writeup 2 – Ubud

Our driver arrived promptly at 10am to pick us up and take us to Ubud with a few stops along the way. This promptness was most unexpected and caught Peter off guard, as he assumed that “rubber” time was the … Continue reading

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Bali, Sulawesi Jakarta Trip Writeup 1

Gatherings – a ritualistic coming together to celebrate past memories, lives of those passed on, or new lives together. Our journey to Indonesia started in Bali. Marg was returning for a reunion of her Canada World Youth group that had … Continue reading

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Cloudscapes

Some of the amazing cloudscapes seen from above 30,000 ft. Part of the reason for taking these pictures was to try to capture some of the “plain” colour scenes that I have seen at art galleries, where people paint scenes … Continue reading

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Writeup in ASMAG Magazine

http://www.asmag.com/showpost/12238.aspx

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