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Balikpapan - apparently the "oil capital" of Borneo - lovely view from my hotel room of what I assume was an oil refinery...although there were a lot of flames up in the air  
   

Balikpapan - apparently the "oil capital" of Borneo - lovely view from my hotel room of what I assume was an oil refinery...although there were a lot of flames up in the air

A couple more days in Bali and then Balikpapan

May 26th 2018
From Labuan Bajo on Flores, I started a bit of a complicated journey to Nunukan Island off of Borneo. It involved a flight/nights in Bali, a flight to a city called Balikpapan on Borneo, followed by a flight to an island called Maratua and then boat ride to Nunukan. The best part of this journey was in Balikpapan...and I didn't take any pictures, except one of the band at the end. It was a Frid ... read more
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Indonesian Flag 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
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