RINGS ROUND THE WORLD

One Family taking a year out to travel the world, take photos, write about it, give hints, tell you about their trials and tribulations and of course have fun!

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Indonesia

Indonesia

VISITING FROM: 06/09/10 — 16/08/10

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From city slickers to country bumpkins, from terraced padi fields to white rimmed beaches, this vast archipelago is waiting to be explored. Heady scents, vivid colours, dramatic vistas and diverse cultures mix and spin to the point of exhaustion, their potent brew leaving your senses reeling and craving more .

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Rippling across the equator for nearly 5000km, Indonesia encompasses more than 17,000 islands, two-thirds of which are inhabited and richly layered with character. Some of these are so remote that a journey rather then a quick visit are the only way to get there . 

Indonesia’s cities are in a constant state of evolution, where dense populations, technology and construction live together . But most of the archipelago’s territory remains unexplored, concealing a wealth of cultures and a myriad of landscapes. Oceanic rice fields and ancient sultanates in Java are humbled by haunting volcanic cones. Maluku’s alabaster beaches and desert islands remain pristine while the tourist trail heads elsewhere to places like Gili or Lombox .The jungles of SumatraKalimantanand Papua are zoological wonders, revealing impish monkeys, stoic sun bears, leopards, orang-utans and remarkable marsupials.

This welcoming land await and rewards all those that enter .

 

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1 barbara särlöv commented on 03/10/10

Dear Lisa,Eric,Axel and Elka!
What a lovely inspiration you are all of you! You made our short trip to Bali and Gili so memorable and full of joy! What an adventure to go around the world and explore together! So many dream, so few dare! Back in Sweden where Autumn is in full “bloom”...Cold and windy…We miss Bali allready! Im back to housewife bliss with dirty laundry, cleaning and cooking AND Flying AND giving healing….Women do it all with a smile…. Have mentioned your blog to our advertisement staff at SAS so, who knows, they might contact you for an interview! Wouldnt that be great? Next stop….
OPRAH WINFREY!!!! WOW! Sorry, i was carried away for a while….
But you never know, sky is the limit! For you guys, there are no boundaries! Take care and do let us know how you are doing,ok?
Big Hug from
Michael and Barbara Särlöv from Sweden

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2 Mark Fitzsimons commented on 29/03/10

Eoin showed me your website, and it looks great. Fair play to you for getting out of Malahide and doing a trip like this. Let me know when you are in Cambodia (or even better, when you plan to be), as I am planning to try to drag Vinnie over there for a short holiday, so might as well try to cross paths with you guys for a pint.

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