Posts Tagged with "Indonesia"

Enter the Dragon! Visiting Komodo National Park

Saturday, February 18, 2012

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Enter the Dragon! Visiting Komodo National Park

Every kid has grown up being fascinated by dinosaurs. Of course Mr. Spielberg’s ‘Jurassic Park’ 1,2,3… helped add a great deal to the imagination as well.  I for one was not content on reading the book just once or twice but three full times cover to cover. Among all the living species on earth, Komodo […]

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Photos: Portraits of the Balinese

Thursday, February 9, 2012

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Photos: Portraits of the Balinese

Having a chance to visit a foreign country during one of its festivals is for many people something not to be missed – whether it’s Holi in India, Songkran in Thailand or even Octoberfest in Germany. In our case it has recently been Galungan in Bali, Indonesia. When we first found out that one of […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 12

Friday, February 3, 2012

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 12

The Borobudur monument located on the island of Java is the single most visited tourist attraction in Indonesia and not without reason. Built in the 9th century it remains an important place of pilgrimage for Buddhists to this date, especially during the occasion of Vesaka commemorating the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautam Buddha. The […]

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Photos: Attending a Balinese Ceremony

Saturday, January 28, 2012

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Photos: Attending a Balinese Ceremony

Hinduism in Bali is quite different from that practiced in India. Though they do share the practices of rituals and ceremonies for every major event, the Balinese tend to take them many steps further. They have ceremonies for every possible and imaginable event in a person’s life whether its pregnancy, birth and especially death.   […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 11

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 11

The island of Bali in Indonesia has its own unique culture, different from the rest of the country. One aspect of this being that its dominant religion is Hinduism. This mix of Hindu and Indonesian culture is a topic wide enough for a book or even a PhD. So I won’t be covering that in […]

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