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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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Photo Walk Taman Situlembang  Posted on 02/13/2015
I had a rain-soaked photo walk in Menteng just before the Kolkata trip. A lovely lotus pond tucked away in the heart of downtown Jakarta, a short walk from Taman Suropati: In spite of all the plastic bag covers, the camera got wet, and I...
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Surprises in Semarang  Posted on 01/22/2015
The Indonesian Heritage Society is my gateway to new and interesting experiences all over Indonesia. Such as last week, when we took the train to Semarang, a city planned by the Dutch in North Central Java, ostensibly on a shopping trip...
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Photo walking in Kuningan  Posted on 01/18/2015
Kuningan – a neighbourhood in downtown Jakarta characterised by high-rise buildings and traffic snarls. Get on foot, and into the back lanes, and you can discover a completely different picture and a myriad of individual stories. No...
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The hills are alive!  Posted on 01/11/2015
Rounded off the last year with an invigorating walk through Sentul, outside Jakarta, with a few friends. The rains hadn’t been too heavy, so the muddy paths were dry and easy to walk through. It’s amazing how you can be out of...
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Another Island, Another Dive  Posted on 11/14/2014
I cannot believe it’s been a year since I went diving, but it is, and our first dive at Nusa Lembongan was enough proof of those skills having rusted. Ostensibly this was to be a dive buddy reunion from our certification group....
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Wait… There’s More  Posted on 10/25/2014
Half a day in London on Monday was not to be let go without taking in some more sights. Big ones at that – London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace change of guard, and some quick shopping on Oxford Street. They played the...
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A Smashing Sunday ‘Twas  Posted on 10/23/2014
Sunday promised to be as hectic as Saturday, but we found time to play ball with Pepper: Then it was the tube to Camden Lock Market – a place so vibrant that I never wanted to leave. There were hordes: And sights: And...
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A Bloody Good Start to the London Weekend  Posted on 10/22/2014
The transition from countryside to big city came about slowly on the train to London. And the moment we stepped off at Marylebone station, I had the feeling of Mumbai at the enormous station, teeming crowds, black cabs, and the need to...
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  • gavishal
    gavishal 05 September 2011 05:21:21

    good blog

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