After departing Seram, the next stage of my Indonesian adventure was to meet up with my boss Daryl Kitchener in Jakarta. This large, hectic city was a complete contrast to the distant forests of the island that had been home for 3 months. Darryl was Curator of the Mammal Department at the Western Australian Museum at the time and our mission for the next two months was to continue surveying the mammal fauna of Java and Lombok. Read More.
Presidential palace at BogorGuesthouse at BogorInterior of the Bogor guest house – a refuge from the hustle and bustle and heat outside.Evening approaches and the fruit bats head off from their roost in the Bogor gardens to feed.Cibodas botanical gardens are simply magnificent.Local ranger and our host for the week we stayed at Cibodas.Tree ferns and cycads at CibodasWaterfalls are a favorite destination for visitors to Cibodas.Beautifully maintained gardens contained a rich array of plants.The call to prayer echoes from the valley below the gardens as the sun sets.