Life in Central Java, Indonesia

Sifting through my 1000’s of photos from previous travels, to look for specific photos to post with my writings often brings back fond memories… Then my mind drifts and wanders down memory lane – it is no wonder it takes me hours, sometime days to write one article!

A few times, I would start with one intention and by the time I click “Publish” – the post is about a completely different country, a different trip, a different experience all together. It is happening right now!

My intention yesterday was to write about my day trip to Borobudur in Indonesia, it is still in Draft. I have been distracted by the photos of locals, going about their daily life. Continue reading

Wildlife – Cassowary

My first interaction with a Cassowary was from a distance – we shared a sideways glance as I sat in the back of a Greyhound bus.

I had been traveling from Cairns to Melbourne with multiple stops in between. I had heard about a giant bird, much like an ostrich or an emu in appearance but the cassowary is much more colorful in comparison. However, it has a nasty temper and known for attacking people.

That day, as I watched the world drift by from the inside of the Greyhound bus, I noticed a bright splash of color in the distance. Just standing in the middle of the road, in the other lane. As my head whipped around to catch the final glimpse, I noticed there’s not one but two cassowaries! The second was smaller, I presume it is the baby and mom was shielding the baby from the traffic. Continue reading