2008 Archive


Tuesday, 30 December 2008
Malang, Indonesia

Yesterday we drove from Madiun to Malang, where we stayed in a relative’s house. The trip took around 6 hours including stops in between. I discovered that the small roads we were taking in the countryside were not included in my GPS map. GPS track log. The Malang residence. Road at Batu, near Malang.

Reog Ponorogo

Saturday, 27 December 2008
Madiun, Indonesia

This Saturday began with a so-called Arisan event, which is a family gathering. Later in the evening, when Arisan was over, a few of us drove the short trip to Ponorogo, where a week-long festival to mark the Javanese New Year was held. There was a big market and an amusement park, but more interesting […]

Trip to Semarang

Friday, 26 December 2008
Madiun, Indonesia

We made a daytrip to Semarang today to visit some relatives, and thanks to my GPS with detailed maps of Java, we drove straight to the destination. In the morning before departure to Semarang, however, we first made a visit to the nearby grave yard. The grave mentioned in this post is now finished, and […]

Christmas in Solo

Thursday, 25 December 2008
Solo City, Indonesia

I flew to Yogyakarta, Central Java, on Tuesday 23 December at 18:55, with Mandala Airlines. We were picked up in the airport in Yogya and then drove to Solo, where I am now.

Political viewpoint in Solo

Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Balikpapan, Indonesia

Here is another interesting photo I took back in May 2003, when driving around in Solo, Central Java: