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Postcard from Belitung Island

on August 30, 2012

Hello! πŸ˜ƒ

How are you doing? I hope all is well with you. By the way, I only got two answers for last week’s quiz. One is correct: Shanghai, Belitung Island, Ho Chi Minh City, and Bali. I thought it was a no brainer πŸ˜ƒ

I just got back from the first installment of the four weekly trips I have planned before. It started rather scary as the plane was first delayed for over an hour (like most low cost airlines). And then, just as we were supposed to take off, the plane turned back because there was a technical problem. My favorite spot is always by the window because I love the sky and the clouds and the sun and all that, you know. So, like most times, I was seated by the window, right over the right wing and engine. Imagine how nervous I got when, right after the plane turned back, the engineer ran and started poking the engine beneath my window. It turned out to be a really quick fix, which was a huge relief. That was a first for me and I hope the last. (To my dear friend IR, don’t let this experience put you off flying, man. I got home safely, didn’t I? 😊)

I took over 200 photos! Imagine that. Of course not all is good. So, I’m just gonna share with you my favorites. I am also planning to write a more detailed travel note later on. I will share once I have posted it on my blog. Anyways here are the pictures! Enjoy your weekend! Be happy!

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#1 The plane that took me to Belitung Island and the engine with problem earlier.

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#2 Fishermen village at Tanjung Binga (tanjung means cape). I took the shot using the dramatic tone art filter on my Olympus EP3 because it was cloudy and the colors a bit gloomy.

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#3 This is the view from the top of the old light house at Lengkuas Island, nearby Belitung Island. I had to overcome my height phobia as the light house is quite tall, 18 stories! And it is a very old one too, built by the Dutch in 1882!

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#4 …and there’s the light house. No elevator. So, I got a chance to burn some fat!

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#5 And of course, my favorite of them all is the sunset. Taken at another cape at Belitung Island called Tanjung Pendam. I sat there for almost an hour, waiting and worrying that the cloud would ruin my sunset. But, it is still breathtaking to me even with the clouds hanging. Can’t stop looking at it!

Cheers,
Grace

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