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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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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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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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  • gavishal
    gavishal 05 September 2011 05:21:21

    good blog

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