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Philippines

Around Town El Nido Palawan

Around Town El Nido Palawan

Around town in El Nido Here is a quick look at El Nido by someone just passing through town on the way to Manila. If given the option to only visit one place in the Philippines it would have to be El Nido, Palawan. There is a well established tourist infrastructure, however there are no […]

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East Timor

East Timor 2006

East Timor 2006

Timor-Leste – East Timor 2006 – pictures of an amazing country and an amazing people I entered East Timor on May 4 , 2006. The capitol, Dili, seemed strangely quiet after my 12 hour bus ride from Kupang and the streets were deserted. The situation in the country was tense and there didn’t seem to […]

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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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