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A busy life of leisure

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added on 21/12/2010 by: aartigarde
After spending more than a decade working in various companies, I took the opportunity to follow my husband to Vietnam, and become a housewife, with plenty of time to cultivate new interests and renew old ones.
 tags: cooking/baking, cycling, photography, travel, Vietnam
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I climbed up a volcano!  Posted on 05/03/2015
We rounded off April with a quick trip to the Ijen volcano at the easternmost end of Java. I must admit, I thought of Ijen with a little trepidation; by all accounts the climb was arduous, and I’m no climber even in my wildest...
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Just Another Gorgeous Sunrise at Borobudur  Posted on 04/24/2015
Going to Jogja and not to Borobudur? Next to impossible! I believe I’d covered most of the angles of the largest Buddhist temple in the world, except the one where you watch the sun rise from behind Gunung Merapi, and the temple...
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The Beauty of Dieng  Posted on 04/23/2015
There are some places whose names stick in your brain and don’t budge until you’ve tackled them head on. Dieng plateau has been one of them. While I’ve been to Jogja and visited most of the temples around there, Dieng has...
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Been Exploring  Posted on 04/19/2015
I’ve been in a series of interesting workshops lately: Coffee tasting at Anomali Beads with Ibu Yekti Sushi demo with a friend Life is good.
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A hidden city tour in Jakarta  Posted on 04/14/2015
This year, I went on a second Hidden City tour with Ronny, having done the first one a couple of years ago in East Jakarta. This time we went to the more familiar and ‘touristy’ area of Kota Tua in North Jakarta, to meet...
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A day on a boat.. with plenty of time to sit and stare  Posted on 03/24/2015
Sundarban… The name entered my brain during a book club reading of The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh… and stayed there doing in some dark corner, doing nothing, waiting to be forgotten. Then, with all the Kolkata planning, I...
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Santiniketan: The Crucible of Bengali Culture  Posted on 03/14/2015
It had been Baba’s wish for years to visit Kolkata and Santiniketan. The wedding in the family gave us the perfect excuse to be there and do that. En route to Shantiniketan, we took a little detour to visit Belur Math, the...
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On the Streets of Kolkata – #2 (A Tale of 2 Bridges)  Posted on 03/09/2015
I had a great day, photo-walking in Kolkata on the last day of my trip. On the advice of some local photographers, I set off at sunrise to the Flower Market just below the Howrah Bridge. While flowers never fail to excite me, the Howrah...
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On the Streets of Kolkata – #1  Posted on 03/08/2015
My India visit this year was set in Kolkata, land of my in-laws, thanks to a wedding in the family. In between all the wedding hungama, I did find some time to explore the city. The streets are always exciting. Kolkata, even more so....
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  • gavishal
    gavishal 05 September 2011 05:21:21

    good blog

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