We’re passing the green hills of Limburg, the most southern province of the Netherlands. Belgium and Germany are nearby. The train stops at the town of Valkenburg, situated in a valley cut out by the small river Geul.Read More..
From its birth as a sleepy little Bajau Laut (Sea Gypsy) fishing village, Labuan Bajo literally ‘The Bajau anchorage’ has grown into one of the tourist boomtowns of Indonesia..
Matak Airport, the entrance to the Anambas Archipelago, is just a small airport. It is managed by a mining company and only accommodates a few flights per week.
Banda Aceh to Sabang
In the city of Banda Aceh, the past is well preserved. The JHR Köhler plaque embedded at the majestic Baiturrahman Grand Mosque complex is a poignant reminder of the colourful and intriguing story of the region’s past.
At the first flush of dawn, the air rising up the slopes of 720m-high Mt Mogan carries a heady fragrance of bamboo and tea. The soft contours of the Tianmu Mountains extend towards the horizon in a misty sea of green and blue, while the occasional thwack of a bamboo cutter plying his tools reverberates around the surrounding slopes. Two hours from the glass and steel towers of Shanghai and there isn’t a single building in sight.
It’s early afternoon on an October Sunday and I’m dining at a beach café on Tanjung Kelayang, where just a year ago I’d embarked on an island hopping trip across the twinkling turquoise Java Sea.
In the year 1262, King Mangrai of Ngoenyang unified the disparate city-states over which he ruled into a single kingdom, birthing the city of Chiang Rai in the process.
With sublime scenery, spectacular marine life and tranquil waters, Indonesia’s Raja Ampat Islands are the perfect place to try liveaboard kayaking.
We’re passing the green hills of Limburg, the most southern province of the Netherlands. Belgium and Germany are nearby. The train stops at the town of Valkenburg, situated in a valley cut out by the small river Geul. (more…)