I’m thrilled to report that my very first podcast interview has just gone live on Amateur Traveler Podcast. Chris Christensen asked me all about traveling through Java, Indonesia.
My 2-month trip through Java:
A few years back, I visited Java for two months: cycling, climbing volcanoes, exploring several towns, and delving into the fascinating culture.
Highlights of my trip included:
* wild clubbing in Jakarta
* climbing 3 active volcanoes solo, including Mt. Semeru, Java’s highest peak
* marveling at Borobudur Temple, one of AE Asia’s 3 major ancient temples
* attending the Sultan of Solo’s annual birthday party and watching the dance of virgins
* learning all about Javanese gamelan music, gorgeous batiks, and remarkable puppets.
Podcast interview on Amateur Travler:
On this podcast interview, Chris has me recommend the best places and activities in Java as well as describe accommodation, give suggestions and warnings, and discuss my most memorable moments.
Listen to my podcast interview about Java. You can either download it to your computer or listen to it without downloading. Photos also accompany the video version, which you can watch on an iPod, iPad or iPhone.
Upcoming solo motorbike trip through Java:
And if you enjoy hearing about Java, stayed tuned to LashWorldTour… I’m heading back to Java in about one week! This time I’m renting a motorbike in Bali and riding across the ferry between Bali & Java, where I’ll explore eastern Java for 2-3 weeks.
I’ll be exploring 2 or 3 jungly national parks, hiking more volcanoes, and driving around rugged Madura Island, just off the coast of north Java near Surabaya city. Come ride along!
Meanwhile, you might like to see my photo gallery of Volcano Climbing in Java