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2009: A year of change, travel, and adventure

Posted on 12. Jan, 2010 by .

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One of my greatest interests in life is to travel, experience, and learn more about other cultures. There’s nothing like soaking up all that a new country has to offer. I feel immensely thankful that my career allows us to travel extensively (always wish it could be more but don’t want to be greedy).

2009 was a year of drastic, yet positive changes with our move from Indonesia to Philippines. Change is what defined this year.

2010 should be more stable, but still allow plenty of travel – perhaps even more if we return to the States for 8 weeks this summer (tentatively planning a trip to the American West).

How about you? What were some of your major trips this year? How did 2009 turn out for you? How is your outlook for 2010?

A quick list of our main travels for 2009:

February – Manila, Philippines – 4 days
March – Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia – 9 days
April: Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia – 4 days
May: Thousand Islands, Indonesia – 5 days
June/July – Ubud / Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia – 3 weeks
July – Manila, Philippines (uh, still here)
September – Hong Kong – 4 days
October – Boracay, Philippines – 9 days
November – Batangas, Philippines – 3 days
December – Banaue, Philippines – 5 days
December – Singapore – 2 weeks

And a visual summary of 2009. (oldest to most recent) Enjoy.

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Portal to peace

Posted on 29. May, 2009 by .

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Pulau Seribu, Indonesia

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Seashell

Posted on 26. May, 2009 by .

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Three amigos

Posted on 19. May, 2009 by .

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Sea turtles recently hatched.

Pulau Seribu, “Thousand Islands”, Indonesia

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Stonefish – one of the world's deadliest fish

Posted on 18. May, 2009 by .

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One of the world’s most poisonous fish. It can kill a human within two hours.

“They inhabit shallow waters along the coast. The stonefish is well camouflaged in the ocean, as it is a brownish colour, and often resembles a rock. This is why it is called the Stonefish.”

It has thirteen sharp dorsal spines on its back, which each have extremely toxic venom.

This was caught the same day I photographed it – in the very waters where we all swim and snorkel.

Luckily this one was in a bucket.

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Backflip – multiple exposure image

Posted on 15. May, 2009 by .

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Multiple exposure backflip into the pristine waters of Pulau Seribu, Indonesia

The brave man is not me – that’s Roderick, a friend who operates the island we stayed on: www.pulaumacan.com. If you’re keen to stay there, I’m happy to provide more info, or put you in touch with him directly.

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Azure seas and Javanese fisherman

Posted on 14. May, 2009 by .

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I hope you enjoy this one. It’s one that I enjoy from this particular trip. Click on the pic to view it larger.

Pulau Seribu, Indonesia

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Mandarin skies

Posted on 13. May, 2009 by .

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Pulau Seribu, Indonesia

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