In between the events that inspired my first post on this blog and 2018, I took up a job in Changi Business Park. Daily, when I walk from my office for lunch along a stretch of industrial road, planes fly over me to land at one of Asia’s busiest airports every two minutes.
I thought up this piece while trying to sleep on a bench at Kaveh bus terminal in Esfahan at 0500 hours in the morning, in 2’C weather.
In my previous post on Ayutthaya, I talked about getting to and around the city. In this post, I will describe some more local attractions – that aren’t temple ruins.
Why? Because the Internet doesn’t need another blog post about wats in Ayutthaya, impressive as they are. Also, because Ayutthaya is more than crumbling chedis (stupas), prangs (spires) and that famous Buddha head statue wrapped in tree roots.
Senaru Crater rim – Senaru (9.3 km)
The last day of my Gunung Rinjani trek can be described with one phrase: down, fast.
Sembalun Crater Rim – Summit – Segara Anak – Senaru Crater Rim (16.5km)Sembalun Crater Rim – Summit – Segara Anak – Senaru Crater Rim (16.5km)
The day began at 0200 hrs – reveille, breakfast with bread and tea, a trip to the toilet and we began our crawl up the summit.