Tag Archives: Asia

Indonesia – our last days in Asia on Lombok and Bali

Author: Alex Km 14448 – Wanaka, New Zealand This is it! Since Turkey we have been travelling through Asia (from a geographical perspective) and the two Indonesian islands Bali and Lombok are the last Asian ground we travel in (for … Continue reading

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Indonesia – Java’s touring cyclists

Author: Alex Km 13861 – Melbourne, Australia BANDUNG As we arrive in Bandung, we see several touring bikes in the courtyard of „community 108“. In two years, we didn’t meet such a community. Here, in the middle of Indonesia, on … Continue reading

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Indonesia – The smile of Sumatra

Author: Alex Km 13832 – Hobart, Australia With the ferry we cross from Singapore to Batam and finally to Sumatra, the biggest island of Indonesia. This country is loud, loud and loud and hot and dusty. Never before was I … Continue reading

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Singapore – pure capitalism

Km 12 181 – Denpasar, Indonesia Author: Alex The population of Singapore is mostly Chinese, but there are many other people as well, like from Malaysia, India and other countries (offical languages: Chinese, English, Malay, Tamil). Apparently 1.2 Million guest … Continue reading

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Malaysia II – Asia’s diversity in one country

Km 12012 – Padangbai, Indonesia GAMBANG – LANGAWI After the Vipassana meditation we take the bus to Kuantan together with Thara, an Indian Malaysian. We talk for hours. The 26-year old tells us a lot about Malaysia and about a … Continue reading

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Vipassana – ten days in a meditation prison

Author: Alex Km 10440 – Langkawi, Malaysia For this entry I got some help of Andreas Altmann, a German travel writer. His book about Vipassana „If you meet Buddha, kill him“ (in German only „Triffst Du Buddha, töte ihn. Ein … Continue reading

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Malaysia (and Thailand) – hitchhiking by water and by land

Km 10435 – Langkawi, Malaysia LANGKAWI We arrive in Kuah in the evening and find the house of Jeff, our new host. This is the next intensive experience, the next human microcosm that we dive into. With Jeff, there is … Continue reading

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