Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, Java – Indonesia

Bromo- Indonesia

[Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park in East Java, Indonesia.] Like most visitors to Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park (more commonly called Bromo) I arrived to my guest house in the evening without having seen the park. The tour begins with a jeep ride in the morning darkness to the crater rim, arriving in time for the sun rise. As […]

In Pictures: Kota (Old Jakarta)

Kota (Old Jakarta)

[Remnants of Old Jakarta] Kota (Old Jakarta) is the area around the old port area of Jakarta. The remaining heritage buildings here are remnants from the Dutch colonial era when the city was known as Batavia. [Jakarta History Museum] Like seemingly every big colonial city in the region Batavia was an “x of the east” […]