• Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-11-28 14:03:06

    The view from the top is fantastic. You can see all the 9 Banda islands, as far as Run and Ai. This is half way up, looking down on Banda Neira below and Lontar.

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    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-11-28 13:59:24

    It's a grueling climb up this live volcano in the hot Indonesian sun with a lot of slip-back but well worth it.

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-10-05 05:10:12

    Time to go is a problem. I love SE Asia in winter: for one reason, it's really cold here, and I hate winter, but the other reason is, it's the best season to go there. But one problem with winter is it's high season and air fares are more. Another problem is I get more work in winter, so I would lose out on a major part of my income. August is always possible, because I have the least work, and it's really hot here, but it's really hot there too, and the water is not as nice at the beaches. Between summer and winter, it rains a lot there. Hmmm.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-09-05 09:34:29

    Where will it be? Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia? But I'll probably start in Singapore, it's centrally located, and I can go in any direction from there. Besides, I always like to visit my friends in SG.

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    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-11-17 08:03:09

    Sterling if one of the more interesting wineries. It sits on a hill in the center of the valley. You ride a gondola to the top and self-guide from point one to 5, sampling a different wine at each point. The best cab is last.

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    Captain Bones Doing 2 cheers 2017-10-12 08:44:45

    OMG, what's happening to Napa Valley??

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    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-09-05 10:13:35

    Another winery I never fail to visit is Dutch Henry, off a side road from Silverado Trail along the east side of the valley. When you pull up to the winery, you're immediately surrounded by dogs, a bit intimidating, but they're friendly. Dutch Henry has been around for a long time. The tasting room is lined with b/w photos from the old days. They're friendly people and love to tell stories about the winery and the valley. Dutch puts out some really good reds.

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    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-08-03 08:44:15

    Clos Pegase winery is unique for the unusual sculptures found throughout its garden, and it has some damn good wines too.

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    Captain Bones Doing 2 cheers 2017-07-31 07:03:33

    Beringer is another beautiful winery with a very nice tasting room. They make some great reds though a bit more commercial than other wineries. Their high-end cab is excellent.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-07-31 07:15:57
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    Captain Bones Doing 2 cheers 2017-06-02 06:01:02

    Nights on treks are spent mainly in village tea houses

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    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-05-27 09:25:11

    One of the few places on our planet where no human has set foot, Machapuchahare is the most outstanding mountain in the Annapurna range. This majestic peak, also known as Fish Tail, is a sacred and revered mountain in the Hindu religion. Associated with the god Shiva, it is off limits to climbing.

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    Captain Bones Doing 4 cheers 2017-05-23 07:30:40

    The trek begins in Phedi, a one hour bus ride from Pokhara (which is a short flight from Kathmandu). It can take a total of between 8 days and 14 days. The bottom portion of the trek is a network of trails and villages, then passes up the Modi Khola Gorge into the heart of the sanctuary and some of the most dramatic mountain scenery on the planet.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-07-31 07:20:50

    Though there are cheaper places to stay in Mandalay, I do enjoy a bit of luxury now and then, and Hotel by the Red Canal looks so inviting.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-08 01:14:17

    Many beautiful pagodas in Mandalay, such as Kuthodaw at the foot of Mandalay hill

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-02 02:39:25

    "Come you back to Mandalay, where the old flotilla lay. Can't you hear their paddles chunkin', from Rangoon to Mandalay? On the road to Mandalay, where the flying fishes play, an' the dawn comes up like thunder outer China 'crost the Bay!"

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    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-05-24 07:28:29

    The boat stops for a visit to Bagan, an ancient city from the 9th century, located on the Irrawaddy, where more than 2,000 Buddhist monuments tower over green plains.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-23 07:37:27

    The riverboat dining room is quite nice, and meals are usually buffet style.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-07-31 07:35:52

    Relaxing in beauty. Over water bungalows, Raja Ampat. Jump in anytime.

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    Captain Bones Doing 2 cheers 2017-07-23 10:22:00

    13000 square meters of pristine coral reef were recently destroyed when a British captain commanding a Swedish flagged cruise ship ran aground in Raja Ampat. Most of the damage was sustained when the captain attempted to free the ship from the reef. It will take 50 to 100 years for the reef to be restored. It was reported that Captain Dick Head had done this once before to a reef off Northern Sumatra.

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-07-02 07:03:54

    There's a good reason why they're called clown fish.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-06-02 05:45:08

    Being right on a sea of abundance in the "coral triangle" the bungalows have exceptional seafood dishes.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-19 06:53:58

    There are a number of lodging options at Raja Ampat. I prefer over-the-water bungalows.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-11-17 08:08:39

    I'd like to be a member of the Boston Tea Party, December 16, 1773.

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    Captain Bones Doing 2 cheers 2017-10-12 08:50:00

    I want to meet Donald Trump when he was a teenager and kick his ass, and tell him, "That's for what you're gonna do later, you little creep."

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    Captain Bones Doing 2 cheers 2017-08-03 08:59:41

    I'd like to meet William Cody (later known as Buffalo Bill) when he was 15 years old and rode for the Pony Express. On his first ride, he learned that his relief rider had been killed, and he was forced to make the longest non-stop ride of 518 kilometers over the most dangerous section of the trail. He completed it in 21 hours and 40 minutes using 20 horses. I'd like to hear him tell that story.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-07-31 07:37:42

    Clara Bow, the "It" girl. Just like to see if she's really got it.

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    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-07-23 23:48:52

    Raymond Chandler would be interesting. I'd like to see a day in the life of Los Angeles from his perspective.

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    Captain Bones Doing 2 cheers 2017-05-13 08:52:31

    Day 6: Slowly make your way back to Cork while taking in the lush country landscape. Having completed the circular course, enjoy one last night of celebration with your riding companions over a delicious meal and clinking glasses.

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    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-05-11 01:39:24

    Day 5: Peddle amid ancient battlefields and seaside vistas. Visit a rustic castle and watchtower from the Napoleonic War. Stop at a favorite local restaurant for some classic Irish dishes and local beer.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-08 00:37:19

    Day 4: Stunning coastal scenery lines the route to Courtmacsherry Bay and the remains of a 13th century abbey. Wander through Kinsale's medieval alleys and shops. Soak up fascinating history in this colorful port town.

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    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-05-06 05:25:38

    Day 3: Cycle through the untamed Bera Peninsula, then a gradual uphill climb to the Caha Pass with panoramic views. Ride downhill to the small town of Glengarriff and on to picturesque Bantry. Relax at a cozy pub for some delicious seafood and listen to traditional Irish songs.

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    Captain Bones Doing 2 cheers 2017-05-05 09:42:13

    Day 2: You'll pass pristine lakes, stately cliffs, and glacier carved mountains. Stop at the town of Kenmare for some whiskey tasting, then back on the bike to check out a prehistoric stone circle before kicking back with a pint of Guinness at a lively pub.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-18 07:46:11

    Last stop: Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. A big modern city, but still a lot of the old left, green parks, historical points, cultural exhibits, music, dancing, bars and restaurants of all kinds. So much to see and do.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-14 07:48:06

    Next, Putrajaya. This is a modern city with elegantly designed streets with a European feel. There are many green parks and waterways that flow into a large lake which the beautiful pink Putra Mosque sits on. This is an upscale city, so there are many high class restaurants.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-09 06:00:16

    Next stop is Seremban. I couldn't find a lot to do, there's a beautiful mosque, a lot of green park area, but I think the best thing to do is eat. Some great looking food.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-06 07:45:16

    Next stop is Ayer Keroh. Known as the "Green Belt" of Malacca, it has trees over 100 years old in many recreational forests, perfect for tourists who want to explore nature's beautiful sights and sounds.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-03 02:41:02

    A monument to durian in a center city intersection.

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 2 cheers 2017-07-31 08:19:52

    For many foreign travelers, crossing the Bali Strait between Java and Bali (about 25 minutes) is the only way to reach "paradise" on the Island of the Gods.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-06 05:43:48

    A Jogja street

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-03 06:04:59

    A must see: Jogjakarta is an old capital of Indonesia, known for traditional arts and cultural heritage. The 18th century Kraton (royal complex) still encompasses the Sultan's palace. Also within the Kraton are numerous open-air pavilions that host classical Javanese dance shows and gamelan concerts.

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    Captain Bones Doing 4 cheers 2017-04-30 11:35:00

    I've always wanted to visit Surabaya. Mountains on one side, sea on the other. A sprawling metropolis of high rises and canals.

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    Captain Bones Doing 2 cheers 2017-04-28 07:18:40

    One thing I missed on previous trips to Java but hope to visit next time is the 9th century Buddhist temple of Borobudur.

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    Captain Bones Doing 3 cheers 2017-06-03 09:37:21

    Last month, a Singaporean tourist was in Komodo National Park taking pictures of a dragon eating frenzy when he got to close, and one bit him. A dragon's bite contains a blood-pressure reducing venom, which explains their hunting technique of biting their prey once, then stalking it till it falls over from weakness. The man was put on a military speed boat and rush to a hospital on another island for treatment. This is the first instance in 5 years of a Komodo dragon attacking a human.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-11 23:48:33

    For me, this would be a more ideal way to see Komodo, spending a few days aboard a yacht that visits other islands in the area.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-11 02:05:13

    The day boat from Labuanbajo

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  • Captain Bones
    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-09 08:45:04

    There are no places to stay on Komodo. Most people stay in Labuanbajo in west end of Flores and boat over for the day. Labuanbajo is said to be nice: good accommodations and nice places to eat. It also has an airport.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-04 04:00:32

    The main village is on the water's edge. Dragons occasionally meander through scavenging for food.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-23 08:41:08
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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-02 13:30:56
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    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-04-22 09:46:40
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    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-04-02 12:14:20
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    Captain Bones Doing 3 cheers 2017-02-26 14:23:05

    I have been to the border, the wall, the end of the reef, so many times, and have looked down into the void, the darkness, the unknown, and I was afraid. I backstroked to safety, to security, to a place of sanctuary where nothing real or imagined could harm me. But I always felt an overwhelming sense of weakness for allowing fear (or was it , actually common sense) to hold sway over my life and the choices I make. Of course, we can't just throw caution to the wind, but there are times when we just have to say, "Fuck it! I'm gonna do that thing, come what may."

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      hhannah 0 cheers 2017-06-11 20:51:24

      @Captain Bones that point where your in the water and everywhere looks the same just blue and you lose your direction up or down - left or right....your internal compass is off and you get nervous and luckily gravity pulls you a little to the top and you become oriented again in the water. It is the scariest feeling but yu go back and give in to the vulnerability because there is something about the risk that keeps you coming back.

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    Captain Bones Doing 0 cheers 2017-08-03 08:05:23

    On this day, August 3, in 1882, US Congress passed the first law restricting immigration in the United States. The Chinese Exclusion Act was passed by Congress and signed by President Chester A. Arthur, providing an absolute 10-year moratorium on Chinese immigration. Declining wages and economic ills were blamed on Chinese workers.

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    Captain Bones Doing 4 cheers 2017-06-10 05:48:23

    Today, June 10, is Hattie McDaniel's birthday. Born in Wichita, Kansas in 1893, she was the 13th child in her family. By the mid 1920s, Hattie had become one of the first African-American women on radio. In 1934, she landed her on-screen break in the film, "Judge Priest," and in 1935, she appeared with Shirley Temple in "Little Colonel." Hattie became the first African-American to win an Oscar for her 1940 role as Mammy in "Gone With the Wind." Then in 1947, she starred in CBS radio's "The Beulah Show." Hattie McDaniel died in Los Angeles in 1952.

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    Captain Bones Doing 3 cheers 2017-06-09 09:11:24

    It's Jacie Wilson's birthday today (June 9, 1934). Jackie was a dynamic soul performer during the 1950s and '60s who crossed over from rhythm-and-blues to pop music, paving the way for generations of African-American singers. His first major hit was "Lonely Teardrops" in 1958, followed by "Say You Will" in 1959, "Night" in 1960, "Baby Workout" in 1963, and "Higher and Higher" in 1967. Jackie collapsed on stage in 1975 and spent the rest of his life in a coma. He died in 1984 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

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    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-06-02 02:17:53

    On June 2, 1740, Marquis de Sade was born in Paris. His father was a diplomat in the court of Louis XV. From the start, de Sade was raised by servants who catered to his every whim. He became an aristocrat, philosopher, and a notorious writer of sexual cruelty, violence, criminality, and blasphemy against the Catholic church, all spawned from his personal life. His final 13 years were spent in an insane asylum, which didn't slow his sexual pursuits. He carried on a relationship with a 13 year old daughter of an asylum employee. De Sade died in 1814. The word "sadism" is derived from his name.

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    Captain Bones Doing 1 cheers 2017-05-31 01:45:13

    On May 31, in 1958, Dick Dale invented surf music with "Let's Go Trippin'". Dale was a surfer and wanted to put to music the sounds he heard in his head while surfing. He used reverb which gave the guitar a "wet" sound. This became a staple of surf music. Dale earned the nickname, "King of the Surf Guitar" and was inducted into the Music Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Surfers Walk of Fame in 2011. Dick Dale still plays today at 80 years old.

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