Devotion: Hindus in Bali
Stepped entrance to main temple complex, Besakih

Devotion: Hindus in Bali

Across Indonesia, there are hundreds of distinct ethnicities, languages and native cultures. For some of these, the old tribal religions remain. Most have been subsumed into the three major religions found here - Islam, Christianity…

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Into the Semi-wild: Touring for Wildlife
Orangutans ready to put on the show for visitors, Tanjung Puting, Borneo

Into the Semi-wild: Touring for Wildlife

Most visitors to the wild don't want the really wild. The wild is often uncomfortable, hard to reach, dangerous and fickle. You have a few days to visit a wilderness, see the jungle, sail the…

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Stairway to Heaven: Ascending Borobudur Temple
School children preparing to interview us atop Borodudur

Stairway to Heaven: Ascending Borobudur Temple

It is almost impossible to see Candi Borobudur (Borobudur Temple) entirely from any vantage point. Though only seven levels high, each level is quite wide.  On each, a two-meter walkway passes between panel after panel…

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