Asia

Posts about travel to/from/within Asia

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Prambanan Temple & Ramayana Ballet

This was my second trip to Indonesia in as many years.  The focus on this trip was Prambanan, a Hindu temple located just outside of Yogyakarta.  Much like some of the other amazing temples in Indonesia, this place is VERY busy.  Interestingly,...
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Merapi Volcano

Merapi is one of 35 active volcanoes in Indonesia.  Straddling Central Java and Jogyakarta, this volcano is has an active and very deadly history. Decade Volcanoes Merapi is one of just 16 volcanoes on the planet that the International...
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Borobudur Temple

Borobudur Temple is a Buddhist temple located in Central Java, just outside of Yogyakarta.  It was built in the 9th century and today is one of Indonesia's most visited (and photographed) tourist attractions. In 1991, Borobudur made it's place on...
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Fort San Pedro

Fort San Pedro is a decommissioned military defense compound adjacent to the local markets and modern day piers.  Fort San Pedro was built in the 17th century and stands today as a pseudo-museum of the original Spanish settlement and how history...
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Tarsier Sanctuary

The tarsier is the unofficial mascot of Bohol and everywhere on the island is tarsier-themed.  These cute little guys are a huge draw to Bohol, but very easy to miss.  We took the car to the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary and spent some time learning...
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Earthquake Devastation on Bohol

On October 15, 2013 at 8:12am local time the ground violently shook for a mere 34 seconds.  The tiny island of Bohol suffered widespread damage, but surrounding islands were left relatively unharmed. The effects of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that...
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Chocolate Hills

Today's journey was the Chocolate Hills on Bohol.  A short 2.5 hour boat ride across the Philippine Sea and we were arrived on Bohol Island.  The goal was to spend the day exploring all Bohol Island has to offer.  We hired a car and set off to...
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