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Entries from October 2010

canyon walk

October 30th, 2010 · No Comments

the next day we went down the sianok canyon that we looked upon from the panorama spot the day before. it is amazing how close to the city the life of the village there is seemingly unaffected. after leaving the village and making some warm up moves at a volleyball net, we quickly found other […]

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bukittinggi

October 30th, 2010 · No Comments

i took the bus as the traffic was slightly mad and sumatra is too big to cycle entirely with just one month of visa and plans to visit other parts of indonesia as well. i arrived during the night some five kilometers outside town at a typical bus stop. as it was raining and i […]

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dumai

October 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

just across the strait of malacca lies dumai, the port on the indonesian side. with the fast ferry the crossing takes just over two hours. i applied for a visa on arrival as i could not apply for a visa up front without a ticket out of the country. i had a bad time at […]

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malacca

October 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

malacca became UNESCO world heritage site in 2008 along with georgetown of penang. with a long colonial history, first the portuguese then the dutch, the city has many buildings left from these days in the historic centre. the city draws its charms from that colonial history combined with the influence of the peranakan, a term […]

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radio interview

October 13th, 2010 · No Comments

DasDING Interview (in german) the interview was broadcasted on september the 12th. the song ‘mystique’ was played but is not included in this file. you can listen to it in full length here.

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the east coast

October 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

back on the coast means one less thing to worry about: the shower in the evening. i’d rather be salty from the sea than from my own sweat. i camped again after asking at a nearby restaurant if it would be okay. it turned out to be run by lovely people. i had a tasty […]

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chasing the rain

October 7th, 2010 · No Comments

after a week in penang, it was time to leave… rather wanting to keep moving than wanting to leave. i cycled back into georgetown and arrived at the pier just before it started to rain. there are a couple of boats which shuttle between penang and butterworth. it’s the oldest ferry service in malaysia and […]

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