Thursday, July 30, 2009

Solo, but not traveling solo

Last weekend, we went to Central Java to see two temples outside of Solo. There was also a waterfall. Check out the pictures here.

My friend Ian, who is an excellent photographer, also took a lot of photos. Check them out here.

We had a great time and it was calamity free, except for blowing a tire on the way back. This weekend, we are going to Gunung Bromo, one of the most famous volcanoes on Java. I'll try not to fall in, or get pushed in.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The horror! The horror!

Here is a buffalo being killed at one of the funeral ceremonies. Do not watch immediately before or after eating.

Also, I've put the rest of the pictures up. Here are the links:

The sulfuric lake at Ijen Crater

The orangutan rehabilitation center at Bukit Lawang and Danau Toba in Sumatra

Random photos from the last three months

Enjoy! If you want higher quality copies of any of the photos, email me.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Photos, finally

After some pestering from my mother during our last phone conversation, I decided to get my ass in gear and finally start uploading photos.

I'll upload them to Facebook and put the links here. On the Facebook pages, I'll try to put some informative captions so you know what you're looking at. I'm going to start putting the photos up from the most recent to those from about three months ago.

I just returned from Tana Toraja where I witnessed their unique funeral ceremonies and customs; you can view the photos here. The uploading is going fairly slow, but I should have them up by the end of the week.

I saw a lot of buffaloes sacrificed, but the most gruesome experience was when I was on the bus headed to the airport. Our bus ran over a motorcyclist and severed his right leg at the knee. The entire bottom half of his leg was gone. It was the worst thing I have ever seen and I keep having flashbacks to it.

Otherwise, the vacation was great.

Keep checking back for links to more photos as I attempt to recreate the last several months.