Ne Me Quitte Pas June 19th 2009 a quick note about the photos - they do not follow chronologically with the story. The story below recounts events and travels from April til June. If you scroll down to the last part titled 'Weekends with Irwan' places depicted in photographs are in bold print. All travel accounts and photos were taken in East Java: Lawang, Tretes, Trawas, Malang, Tuban, Gresik, Jember and Kalibaru.
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Asia » Indonesia » Java » Malang 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 moved to Asia back in the summer of 2003 as one of too many ALTS on the JET programme and i discovered travelblog to be a fun way of sharing my love of adventure and storytelling. For the next four years Hiroshima, domestically considered a city of yakuza and bumpkins, and known abroad as the victim of the A-bomb, became 'home'. My trials, tribulations, elations and escapes were herein documented. In my 30th year i left Japan behind, challenged myself to adventuring through Pakistan, to cross China west to east and north to south, and finally to settle in a 'developing country' (read pollute... full info