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Asia » Indonesia » Kalimantan » Sambas December 15th 2015

It’s durian season in Indonesia. Or at least in Kalimantan. For those who don’t know what a durian is, it is a fruit. It is often called the King of Fruit. The durian is the India of fruit. You either love it, or hate it. It has a very specific taste, some compare it to crème caramel, others to cheese, and yet others to shit. One thing everybody can agree on is that the durian has a rather pungent smell. You can smell it is durian season, and it isn’t a particularly nice smell. The smell of durian is so pungent that it is not allowed to be carried on airlines (not even in the hold), many buses likewise enforce strict no-durian policies, and if you are keen on a hotel room, it is best not ... read more
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