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Borobudur is a wonder … even thought the sunrise tour is overrated …

In my first post about Borobudur, I mentioned my lack of enthusiasm for the whole “sunrise” experience. This being said, one of the main reasons for me coming to Yogyakarta, was to photograph and see Borobudur. After the morning debacle with our guide Daniel (who you can email directly here … he is awesome, friendly and well known at Borobudur …

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5 Misconceptions I had of Yogyakarta and Prambanan …

A couple misconceptions I had before I got to Yogyakarta … since I think every preconceived idea of Indonesia has been shattered with my arrival into Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta is some dusty temple town that will be easy to get around. FALSE : “Yogya” is pretty god damn big and you will need a driver to get around. Since Yogya is …

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Dattatreya Temple and 85 ft Hanuman Murti in Carapichaima

One of the more famous religious sites in Trinidad is the 85-foot-high Hanuman murthi — the largest outside India it’s claimed, and the architectural designs of the pinkish/saffron (Kesari) colored Dattatreya Mandir at Orange Field Road, Carapichaima. Now in Trinidad, you would assume that if there is a sign off the highway at the Carlsen Field flyover, you would expect …

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Trinidad’s Pitch Lake with a side of Debe Doubles …

It’s been about 20 years since I last went to the Pitch Lake in La Brea. One might ask why I haven’t been back to this geological phenomenon located right in my “backyard” in Trinidad in so long … well it’s simple really … it’s always been there and will always be there. As for the facts The Pitch Lake …

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Tadjah night hunting in St. James

This is the reaction I got tonight from the folks at home (note Trini English)… <Dad> Where are you out to tonight? <Me> Hosay <Dad> Huh? Yuh mean in St. James? But it not safe down there … it have so much crime there <Me> I’ll be fine … <Dad> Who yuh meeting? <Me> People …. Anyway for years I’ve …

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Going North to Blanchisseuse

Growing up in Chaguanas or Central/South Trinidad meant that going up “North” was a prettybig event. My parents being your very typical Indo-Trinidadians didn’t like the hustle and bustle of “North”. As you might figure, going up “North” meant that you were going to Port of Spain and the North Coast. In Trinidad, we use four directions North – means …

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Saturday cricket in Barrackpore

As much as I love cricket, I never had the chance to play village cricket in Trinidad. The only time I was in Barrackpore was going to see Ria Maharaj at Princes Town. The things that a young man will go through just to see a girl … young and dumb! The only problem with village cricket is that the …

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