2007 Archive

Train to Jakarta

Friday, 28 December 2007
Jakarta, Indonesia

I and Caecil catched a train from Yogya last evening, arriving in Jakarta this morning. Very cold inside the train! Staying in Cibubur now. GPS track log. By train from Yogyakarta to Jakarta.


Tuesday, 25 December 2007
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Or just Yogya. I and Caecil went here with train from Solo today. Checked in at the Mercury Guest House, a place where I often stayed in 2000, when I was travelling around. I immediately recognized the receptionist, and he recognized me. Only the prices have changed since last time I was here, and that […]


Saturday, 22 December 2007
Solo City, Indonesia

Because Caecil’s grandmother, who is 86 years old, became suddenly sick and was hospitalized, the whole family catched a plane to Solo on 22 December. Christmas in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia. The Solo residence.

Idul Adha

Thursday, 20 December 2007
Jakarta, Indonesia

Idul Adha is a muslim holiday/tradition, whereby animals are being slaughtered and the meat given to the poor. I watched the slaughtering of cows and goats going on at the mosque near our residence, and got a plastic bag filled with meat afterwards! hehe. Afterwards I flew to Jakarta, staying in Cibubur this time. I […]

Day trip to Samarinda

Sunday, 16 December 2007
Balikpapan, Indonesia

Today I, Caecil, and some friends, rented a car (a Kijang) and drove to Samarinda, a couple of hours north of Balikpapan. We had originally planned to make a stop at the jungles at Bangkerai, but since it had been raining quite heavy the last day, and the unpaved stretch of road to Bangkerai probably […]