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Philippines

Christmas Star Tacloban

Typhoon Yolanda

Typhoon Yolanda year 2013 Christmas Star Tacloban 2013 Tacloban Leyte sign Barangay 54 – pictures taken the day after Christmas 2013 …almost 2 months after the typhoon wow Tacloban Leyte Tacloban Leyte Tacloban Leyte Basey Samar Nueva Vista Leyte Palo Leyte Delores Leyte Marabut Samar Marabut and Basey Samar do nt get much media attention […]

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East Timor

Bareback Horse racing in Oecussi

Bareback Horse racing in Oecussi

Traditional bareback horse races in Oecussi – East Timor. Horse racing is one of the big events in Oecussi. The other is waiting for the rainy season to start. The horsemen camp out near the airport under the trees and start racing in the late afternoon. I was able to go down and meet them […]

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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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