Australia :: Alice Springs & Uluru (Ayer’s Rock)

“Those who lose dreaming are lost”
– Aborignal Proverb

Another bucket list item – Ayer’s Rock or Uluru, as the aboriginals named it (stress on the first and third syllable, “OO-loo-ROO”).
I had no intention of climbing it as I had heard the native peoples found that offensive, but I wanted to go see it preferably as up close as I could get. And if I could get one of my “I slapped my hands on it!”-pictures I would be ecstatic.

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Indonesia :: Komodo Dragons

Victoria: Is there anything these things won’t eat?
Denby: Yeah, anything faster than they are, I guess.

– Komodo (1999)

The komodo dragon varanus komodoensis also known as the komodo monitor is a species of lizard found in the indonesian islands of komodo rinca flores and gili motang. Komodo dragons are the largest living lizards in the world. They have long flat heads with rounded snouts scaly skin bowed legs and huge muscular tails. The komodo dragon is an all purpose killing machine.

Needless to say this was a bucket list item.

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Indonesia :: Borobudur Temple

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.
– Buddha

Yet another bucket list item (getting tired of them yet?). In the beginning the temple of Borobudur kept propping up in pictures and I wondered what this marvelous thing was. Then I read up about it and realized that if I ever had the chance I had to go see it for myself.

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Last of Thailand with Øyvind

AK: “Why do you have to CONTOUR your face? WIth shadows and highlights and sh*t? Your face IS THREE-DIMENTIONAL!”
Øyvind: Yeah, but if your personality is -two-dimentional-…

I dragged Øyvind with me to Krabi and then made him jump off the deep end and join me in Kuala Lumpur. Now I’m his parents’ favourite child. Too bad for their two sons, but hey…

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