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]
Date: December 5th 2010
Anecdotes IIWell, here is another round of stories and observations I have picked up along the way. I have also found some pictures that sort of matches the spirit of the stories below.
The other kind of travel tipsIn the last installment of Anecdotes I was rambling about how useless phrasebooks are. The same goes for travel guides in general. They do try to warn you o ... read more