Kalimantan: Forgotten Borneo July 6th 2007 After finding there were no boats to Sulawesi for 1 month Great !! We diverted our trip to Kalimantan. We flew to the oil town of Balikpapan and jumped staright on a bus to Benjamasin(Welcome back to the world of bumpy busses). Benjamasin is the Venice of Kalimantan with impressive floating food markets and floating houses, we did a couple of boat tours here which were great such a different w ... 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
So were setting off in a few days!
Bye to everyone back home - were going to miss lots of folk.
Where we're heading...
Our journey may go something like this: firstly heading to south america (peru,bolivia and chile )til november, new zealand (nov-march), malaysia and indonesia for thailand (march- june), laos,cambodia and vietnam, if possible through myanmar, if we're lucky into Bhutan and onwards to Nepal and india.
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