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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.

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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.

 

 


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.

 


The world around Bolilanga Island – Togian Islands

The Bolilanga Island – I would to recommend this island off the coast of Central Sulawesi for a vacation without hesitation.  However if you prefer to be in touch with somebody in the outside world – take with you a satellite phone.

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Tau Tau effigies in Sulawesi

Toraja tau tau

Toraja tau tau

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The spirits of  dead Toraja nobles charmed in wooden statues guarding their graves hewn in a rock wall.


In shadow of Toraja granary. Sulawesi Island

Toraja granary

Toraja granary

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We come to a Toraja village situated on top of a hill. We take a rest in shadow of barn waiting for a meal.


Holidays on Togian Islands

A Togian Island

A Togian Island

I had had to give up red wine on the archipelago but survived.


Champion team from Ubud during kite competition in Sanur

 Bali Sanur

First control, before they will start to pull…