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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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Que Será Será  Posted on 07/29/2015
Some exciting travels happen without any wishlist, expectations or planning. Not in my wildest dreams was I heading off to South America in the middle of the year for a quick holiday. It’s the other end of the world, after all....
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Photo Walks in Kemang  Posted on 06/19/2015
The upmarket neighbourhood of Kemang is great for walking, not just for photography, but to explore shops, cafes and restaurants. And to think there’s not a single functional sidewalk anywhere in the neighbourhood! Still, armed with...
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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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  • gavishal
    gavishal 05 September 2011 05:21:21

    good blog

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