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Patung Khatulistiwa, in other words, the Equator Monument
Monkey business!

November 30th 2015
As I stand waiting for an Ankot (minibus) to the bus terminal in Banjarmasin, an old toothless man turns up, seemingly out of nowhere. Or to be more exact he climbs over a fence and through some bushes, a rather interesting approach I have to admit. ‘Where are you going sir?’ ‘To the bus terminal.’ ‘And then?’ ‘I want to buy a ticket to Pangkalan Bun.’ ‘Ah, for Tanjung Putin ... read more
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1st December 2015

Kingfisher
Sorry Ralf, but that Kingfisher didn't look like it was sleeping...its eyes were open!! Or do those birds sleep with their eyes open? Anyway looks like it was a lovely trip on the river, love the sleeping quarters!!
1st December 2015

I guess it sleeps with its eyes open
Because it was night and it certainly was sleeping. It didn't move a bit, despite using my flash and taken several pictures of it. Also the ranger said it was sleeping. By the way, your comment is on the Kingfisher photo, but the photo is of the equator monument...
1st December 2015

I knew this was going to come back & bite me!! So now I have learnt something new again...which is always good 😁😊

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