Our correspondent, upon learning a little about how to communicate in Central and East Java, shares a related linguistic guide.
In Search of Quiet: (Yet More) Places (in Indonesia) a Way Away From Elsewhere
Our correspondent compiles other locales for visitors to forget themselves for a while.
In Search of Quiet: Places a Way Away From Elsewhere
Our correspondent, having so recently found the perfect calm spot, examines a few similar locations for travellers to rest their weary bones and brains.
Language Primer: Mandarin
Our correspondent in Taipei prosaically gets to grips with Taiwan’s official vernacular.
Language Primer: Tiếng Việt / Vietnamese
Our correspondent outlines the basics of Vietnam’s principal language.
Language Primer: Sinhala
Our correspondent in Sri Lanka presents the most basic of basic guides about the island nation’s principal dialect that isn’t Tamil.
Language Primer: Malay
Our correspondent offers a rundown of Malaysia’s principal language; a vernacular, the eagle-eyed will no doubt attest, that offers striking similarities with Bahasa Indonesia.
Language Primer: Khmer
Our correspondent learns more about Cambodia: in this case, how to make oneself understood.
Language Primer: Lao
Our correspondent heads into Laos and, in amongst the colonial architecture, Mekong tributaries and historic sites, attempts to expand his vocabulary.
Aimless Wandering: Indonesian Locations Ripe for Exploration
One of the lesser-heralded joys of visiting Indonesia is that of simply exploring without purpose, as evidenced by traipsing around this selection of treasure chests.
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Explore Sumenep: Top Things to See and Do, Best Hotels and Where to Eat
Our correspondent, an altruistic character, shares YET ANOTHER guide to Madura. This one’s slightly less wordy than the other ones but they’re essentially the same.
Language Primer: Amharic
Our correspondent struggles with the complexities of Amharic during his recent visit to Ethiopia.