Travelling Fraggles' Guestbook

6th August 2019

Candi Sewu
What a delight to see from your photo that reconstruction of Candi Sewu continues but continues to be a daunting task. When we were there I have never seen such a mass of jumbles of stone blocks, but from your pic some have been moved. Isn't it wonderful that notwithstanding being often covered with volcanic ash from Merapi that Prambanan is continually cleaned up to be the impressive Hindu temple complex that we can see today?
4th August 2019

We arranged a trip one year as an exploration of Java with a few days including Christmas Day at Borobudur as the centrepiece. The thrill of being there surrounded by the bracelet of volcanoes rising with a glowing sunrise is a special memory. This is a great pic of your time there.
5th August 2019

We weren't lucky enough to stay right there...
Denise told us how you guys stayed right there. It must have been magical. Particularly over Christmas which would have added another religion into the mix. We're off to southern Africa in a couple of weeks and hope to emulate some of your experiences there too!
4th August 2019

VEry informative
Very nice and informative blog. Made me want to read the history of Indonesia. Thank you.
29th July 2019

60 Countries and many more
I think it is great you let it unfold and happen naturally without planning. 100 probably needs some planning but I'm not sure the others do. Full of history and beautiful architecture. Glad you are enjoying the food.
25th July 2019

Yuk to vile
Ok, that is descriptive. I'd go to McDonald's in that case also. Always good to see Buddha's and Temples!
24th July 2019

Happy New Year
Glad you are getting caught up on your blogging. This is a city I long to see. I always thought the fireworks would be grand to see. I can't imagine how many people were in attendance.
24th July 2019

And to you!
Yes we're almost now caught up with the blogging, If we hadn't nipped up for a quick trip in Indonesia for a week a couple of weeks ago then we would almost be caught up.... Only 3 weeks though until Africa. We're woefully unplanned and have some key bookings to make so that currently has to be the focus, but one day we'll be on top of it all!
24th July 2019

Sick while traveling
There is nothing worse than getting sick on the road. The two of you are master negotiators... always getting the best deal.
24th July 2019

An island of healers, witchcraft and magic
Next time we go to the Philippines we will have to add this island to our list. You got your 24 hours worth out of the bike.
13th July 2019
Mango and charcoal gelato

Living the life
I'll pass on the motorcycle ride but yes this looks fantastic. I'm glad you didn't wake up the dog! and... love the backroads of dirt. Be careful.
13th July 2019
Accommodation you could stay at forever

Peace and Serenity
This looks fantastic.
13th July 2019
Mountain top farming

A beautiful country. You make us want to go back. Had to laugh at your bliss of the air conditioning. So many miles so little time.
13th July 2019

Call Alfredo
Sounds like a great trip. We may need to call Alfredo and follow in your footsteps. Love hearing about the tribes.
13th July 2019

We loved the Philippines and would love to go back
We did not visit this area. .... so we must go back.
11th July 2019
The most iconic image of Sagada

No matter where one is from this looks like a place where silent reflection should be the only sound.
9th July 2019

K2 Hostel
Hi Guys- how did you book a room at the hostel? Thanks'Gill
9th July 2019

We didn't
We just turned up. It's busy but its a massive Chinese affair so likely usually have a bed, That said with that many people staying there it must be possible to book in advance as not all could be walk ins
27th June 2019

The Mighty Manila
We stayed 4 nights and really enjoyed the city. Rich in history, warm people and nice day trips close by.
27th June 2019

Classic travel journeys
You traveled amazing highways and scenic dirt paths. Your love of dangerous road and mighty mountains world wide have made for fantastic blogs... and life experiences. Life is not about gathering things but those amazing experiences that no one can take from you.
28th June 2019

Wise words
Those are wise words indeed MJ (and the first part very kind!)
27th June 2019

Slow travel
Ugh, 6 hours in a slow taxi. Glad your new friend was in the back seat with you. You continue to see all those small amazing backroad towns. Bravo.
25th June 2019

Stone cities
The history of civilisations of antiquity I find exhilarating. China has so many ancient civilisations where evidence is here and there. I have seen evidence of the Shang in Henan and Sanxingdui in Sichuan Provence (Bronze Age). Do you know the civilisation in Xinjiang that built this stone city?
26th June 2019

Good question
That's a good question DD. The info we got there just talked in Dynasties (as the Chinese tend to do), so we only know it dates from the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Tashkurgan has an interesting history have been the Captital of Western Regions at one stage and a kingdom of the Pamir Mountains at another. The name Tashkurgan means "Stone Fortress" or "Stone Tower" in the Turkic languages, a nod to another part of its past.
25th June 2019

Thanks Ladies
Really enjoyed your Pakistan blog.

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