Kalimantan journey to Derawan November 17th 2007 Recently back from a trip to Derawan it’s a pain to get to but worth the effort.
Arrived in Indonesia by our usual route to Jakarta taking the Air Asia flight to Balikpapan the next day booked well in advance and costing only about 200000Rp a bargain for sure. Took a taxi to Samarinda 200,000 Rp locals said we were being ripped off but not to badly it did take 2.5 hours to get to. Taxi driver ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Kalimantan The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
Travel with my partner mostly South East Asia with Indonesia being the favorite destination. Currently working in Africa after Previously 5 years in Thailand which made Asia our back yard. Its more hassle to get to Asia now but still worth it we meet up in Indonesia usually and then take off wherever during my vacation periods. We are 50ts and love snorkeling and other wildlife related pass times We do of course do other things as well.Have traveled the world for 35 years initially on ships and a variety of other overseas employment we still love it and will continue as long as we can.[worldma... full info