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Jun 8, 2010 - Bogor

culture shock! i think this is the real indonesia...and i am nearly the only white person in this town! went to visit the botanical garden with a massive herbarium: bad memories from college about my own herbarium coming uo ;-) met a dutch couple in the hotel and we went for dinner and some drinks...very nice! not much to do here as not very touristic...no dorms either in this part of the world...indonesia is going to be expensive :-(

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Apr 13, 2010 - A day trip to Bogor

Bogor is only an hours train ride away from Jakarta, a small town with a big botanical garden at its centre and a world away from Jakarta. Normally I wouldn't have bothered with a botancial garden but the guidebook reckons this one, set by by Stanley Raffles and expanded upon by the Dutch, is meant to be one of the world's finest. Fascination with all people foreign extended to the train's passengers but at least I knew where to go when I got off the train. The Gardens are certainly big, there's 15,000 varieties of flora, a Mexican section...

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