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Wednesday, 18 June 2008

And now for something completely different from Ushguli, at last.

In December 1993 I was able to visit my parents in Indonesia, where my father was the site manager for a power station which was being built. Three weeks of tropics, sun, sand, exotic vegetation and friendly people - this was before Indonesia's later troubled times. Here are a few scans from slides of the trip, with more to follow.

Indonesia is:
- the largest Muslim nation in the world, with close to 200 million people (including Hindus, Christians, animists and others)
- an archipelago of some 13000 islands (most of them not inhabited)
- a land of hundreds of languages, with its official language, Bahasa Indonesia, thought to be one of the easiest languages in the world to learn.

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