Indonesia

Uluwatu Temple and the Kecak Monkey Dance

Bali’s Uluwatu Temple: The Kecak “Monkey Dance” Bali’s Uluwatu temple is beautiful, its clifftop location overlooking the Indian Ocean perfect for sunsets and engagement shoots and taunting indigenous macaques until they get fed up and rip your camera right out of your hand. While the temple itself is a beautiful backdrop, however, the temple is … Continue reading »

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Hari Raya Nyepi: Bali’s Day of Silence

Hari Raya Nyepi: Bali’s Day of Silence Imagine Nyepi in Bali. Picture South-East Asia. Motorbikes vie against big smoking diesel busses for space. The scream of mechanics’ tools and the barking of road-running dogs are overpowered only when you weave far into the depths of a market and the lowing of a fresh butchery or … Continue reading »

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Instagram Updates – Best of May

Instagram Updates – Best of May Well, hello there. It has been quiet around here, hasn’t it? I’ve been off tramping across the dunes of Dubai and up the volcanoes of Indonesia for the last few months, and of course spending time glued to the computer for my desk job back here in Bishkek; but … Continue reading »

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Instagram Updates: Best of April

Instagram Updates: The Best of April   Though I’m writing well after, I took all and posted most of these photos before the string of earthquakes that hit Nepal starting on April 25th. I encourage you to view these photos with an eye to the beauty of the country, but don’t forget that it will … Continue reading »

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Instagram Updates: Best of March

Instagram Updates: Best of March I’ve been having a bit of computer trouble recently, in that my computer won’t charge at all and so I’ve got no way to access the hundreds and hundreds of shots I took in Dubai. I’m hoping to have it resolved soon but, luckily, I was able to edit and … Continue reading »

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Photo Slideshow: Indonesia

Aside from China, Indonesia is one of the only countries I find myself continually going back to as a destination in itself and not just a convenient transit point. The great combination of jungle adventure, beachy laziness, intercultural immersion, memorable food, and cheap travel make it one of those rare places where everything just kind … Continue reading »

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Danau Maninjau

Hidden in a caldera in central Sumatra, the waters of Lake Maninjau lap against the shores of empty guesthouses and accessible waterfall hiking.  Definitely a good spot for relaxing after the rigors of a trek near Bukittingi or visiting villages in Pulau Mentawi.

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Sianok Gorge

Just outside of Bukittingi, Sianok Gorge hugs the city’s river.

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