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Philippines

Whaleshark nibbling on seaweed

Whaleshark nibbling on seaweed

Oslob Whale Shark Whale shark nibbling on seaweed in the Tan-Awan Marine Sanctuary near Oslob on Cebu Island I enjoyed swimming along the sanctuary markers in Tan-Awan every morning for three weeks. Occasionally there would be a whale shark or two swimming past the marker buoys and it was a thrill for me to watch […]

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East Timor

Irabere

Irabere

Irabere The south coast of East Timor is absolute magic to me. The people are so good and the scenery is amazing. This part of East Timor gets little traffic and is crossed by many rivers. During the wet it would be easy to get stranded down there because you could have raging rivers on […]

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Bali

Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot The Hindu temple of Tanah Lot is set on a small island about 45 minutes drive from Kuta. During low tide visitors can walk out there and look at the caves and take pictures but are not allowed in the temple itself. My friend Ketut tells me that the temples in Bali are […]

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Indonesia

Irian Jaya – Papua Barat

Irian Jaya – Papua Barat

Irian Jaya – Papua Barat There is some political tension in Papua Barat because of an independence movement by some of the Papuans. The whole transmigration thing annoys them. The island of Java has a fairly high population so the government transplants Javanese throughout the island network of Indonesia to ease the population pressure at […]

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