Volcano's and Rice Terraces February 25th 2011 I slept well although the call to prayer did wake me at about 4.30am, Ruth went to breakfast while I walked for a few kilometres up the road to a bank with an ATM, by the time I finally got back my breakfast was cold. Augustin arrived a short time later with our new driver they tried to up the price which resulted in an unpleasant exchange, but I managed to push them down a bit and it cost us $25 ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Flores » Ruteng 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
I travel whenever time and money allows, seeking interesting sights and experiences where ever I can find them.
To date I have seen large expanses of the Asian, European and African continents.
In 2014 I will travel through Russia, from the Pacific to the Baltic as well as Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.... full info