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Balinese teak wood door from Gianyar

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I have discovered a shop with old doors on the way to Sukawati Pasar Seni today. I could not resist. I have to stop and ask about the price.

I will come back with a pickup truck.

Pizza Gili versus pizza Bali or just Pizza Indonesia

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When you stay long time in Asia, you care less about rice and chili. The pizza is always an event. Pizza served in Gili.

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Waiting for pizza in Bali.

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Christian church in Manado

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Manado is the second largest city in Sulawesi.

The Dutch missionaries under wings of powerful Oost Indische Compagnie VOC began to build their sacred temples in Manado in 17th century. The Dutch legacy has survived to this day.

Two worlds of Gili Trawangan : beach and underwater

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The Gili’s hot beach from Bali side with majestic Agung volcano in the background.

The waters around the island are inhabited by sea turtles.

 

 

View of Thaton and Kok river

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Visibility in North Thailand is very limited during scorching April. Nearby hills surrounding Thaton lose their contours and further mountains disappear in summer haze.

 

Sabah is green

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The area near the highest mountain in Borneo  – Mt. Kinabalu.

Gili Trawangan and hills of Lombok island on the horizon

Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan is my first destination for a short sea holidays.  Ko Chang in Thailand is out of fashion.

 

Feeding spirits in Bali

The Sidakarya mask feeds the spitits during the ceremony of ” house cleaning”.
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Warung Lembongan in Bali

On the way from Denpasar to Ubud I used to stop for a lunch at local eatery called Lembongan. Only fresh fish and fish soup is served there.

When visit Bali you should chose places popular among local people. Try to taste food at a typical Balinese warung.
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Riding from Pai to Pang Mapha

The road 1095 in Northern Thailand is spectacular and famous for its many curves.  There is 1,000 meters difference in elevation on 45 km stretch between Pai and Pang Mapha.

We reach a pass , the highest point of 1,431 meters above sea level on middle way. The temperature drops below 20 degrees C. October visibility is moderate.  The surrounding dark blue mountain ranges extending into Burma hiding in the afternoon fog.

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