Ten years in exile

Tuesday, 29 August 2017
Pela Mampang, Jakarta

This is to mark ten years in exile!

Nine years in exile

Monday, 29 August 2016
Pela Mampang, Jakarta

This is to mark that nine years have passed since I went into exile!

Bought a piece of land

Monday, 23 May 2016
Pela Mampang, Jakarta

This is to mark that I purchased a piece of land in a group of islands called Karimunjawa, north of Java island. The contract was signed on 14 May 2016 in Jepara. The size of the plot is around 1 ha, but this is subject to measurement by BPN (the national land agency).

The plot consists of grasslands with trees and mangrove forest at the seashore.


Plot of land.

Plot of land.

Java Roundtrip II

Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Pela Mampang, Jakarta

We have a lot of visitors from Norway this year, and this is the second roundtrip around Java for me. I am too lazy to go into details, but this time the trip lasted for a month and went like this: Jakarta – Puncak – Bandung – Yogya – Jepara – Karimunjawa – Jepara – Jakarta.

Bird market, Yogya.

Mulyoharjo, Jepara.

Sunrise, Karimunjawa.

Black jellyfish

Sunday, 28 February 2016
Pela Mampang, Jakarta

I saw black jellyfish in Bacolod, Philippines.

I’ve been on a trip the last month or so on Java and Philippines with Superman, CME, and JL. Superman arrived first. A few days in Jakarta first, then on to Puncak on 26 January, Taman Safari, and Bunga Nusantara. From there, we traveled by bus to Bandung, from where we went to Kawah Putih. Tangkuban Perahu was too expensive (300k), so we gave it a miss. We also went to Jatiluhur lake. I became sick in Bandung. We took the train back to Jakarta, and spent a few days there until I was OK again. Then we took a plane to Malang to see the Bromo volcano. However, it was a waste of time, we saw nothing but rain and fog from Cemoro Lawang. Back to Jakarta again, and then a plane to Manila, from where we took a bus to Das Marinas. The next day we climbed the Taal volcano, and then took a bus and ferry to Puerto Galera. Another bus through Mindoro, and then over to Panay and Boracay. The island hopping continued down Panay, and then over to Negros, where I saw the black jellyfish at the port. The next island was Cebu, and then to the final destination Bohol, where we stayed in Panglao, and then in Carmen. CME and JL planned to stay another week, while I and Superman took a flight back to Manila and then Jakarta on 21 February.

Flame of Irian, Puncak.

View of Bromo.

Black jellyfish, Bacolod.

Chocolate Hills, Bohol.