2007 Archive

Third trip to Balikpapan

Saturday, 8 December 2007
Balikpapan, Indonesia

Finally I’m back in Balikpapan for the third time since I left Norway. Staying in the usual place: Bukit Damai Indah housing complex.


Thursday, 6 December 2007
Jakarta, Indonesia

From 5 to 6 December I stayed in a farm called Linator, near Sukabumi, West Java. Not so far from Jakarta, but still it took around five hours to reach the place by bus. Very scenic and hilly surroundings with farms, plantations and rice fields. Here are some pictures (click to enlarge): Me and Lasse […]

Confusion at Soekarno-Hatta

Saturday, 1 December 2007
Jakarta, Indonesia

On the evening of 30 November I flew back to Jakarta on Air Asia, and this time I had booked a room at the Asri home stay in advance. However, on arrival at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, there was no bus present to take the passengers to the terminal (the plane was parked in some distance from […]

Bangkok visa run

Tuesday, 27 November 2007
Bangkok, Thailand

On 25 November I went from Jakarta to Bangkok, again with AirAsia, and the purpose of this trip was just to get a new Indonesian visa. The cost of the return flight was Rp 1,400,000 (USD 150). I applied for a so-called social visit visa at the Indonesian embassy on Monday, and picked up the […]

Jl Jaksa

Tuesday, 13 November 2007
Jakarta, Indonesia

On 13 November I went from Balikpapan to Jakarta by AirAsia, one of the cheap Asian carriers. Booked the ticket online with a credit card and paid only Rp 337,900, which is around 36 USD. The only drawback was that the flight was 6 hours delayed… In Jakarta I went straight to Penginapan (hostel) Asri […]