Vivid; adjective strikingly bright or intense, as color, light, etc. full of life; lively It is fun to dress up when exploring new places. And the strong and rich Balinese culture makes me want to do just that. This island with over 4 million population (according to 2014 census on Wikipedia) is definitely a place where one should return after their first visit. P/S oh! and the little girl in my featured image, she’s my niece 🙂
I am currently updating from Manohara Hotel, Borobudur. Today is my second visit to Borobudur. My first was in 2010. Because it is the weekend, the temple gets very crowded. Also, there will be Buddhist procession. Minus the crowd, it is great to finally meet Candi Borobudur again. And my stay at Manohara is pleasant. But how did I get here is another story. I haven’t been having enough sleep so I am going to bed. This is just an update 🙂
Yesterday, I flew to Sandakan – the second largest and developed town in Sabah, after Kota Kinabalu. I was flown here with my two colleagues to cover a kidnapping incident, which occurred at Sandakan’s well-known seafood eatery, Ocean King Seafood Restaurant. While in Sandakan, we took the opportunity to revisit Puu Jih Shih Temple – one of the finer Chinese temples in Sabah, according to Lonely Planet. We went there so my colleague, who is a photographer, could take an overall view of the restaurant overlooking the sea. It was a beautiful view.
The bus took me to Petra right after I touched down in Amman for the first time, on 14 Sept 2013. I was not alone, though. I was joined by my mother and there were about 40 of us or so from Malaysia. We were on a 14-day pilgrimage tour, which covers Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian territories.
The day I met Serena, we really hit it off. She wanted to visit Christiania and I told her I wouldn’t mind going for the second time. So we took the metro, made a stop at Vor Frelsers Kirke (Our Saviours Church), and headed to the freetown of Copenhagen.