Behind the scenes

Palapye train station

Palapye in the middle of bushland

Palapye is a midsize town in Botswana and locates in the Central District. The town surrounds by savanna only. Serowe, the next nearby city locates around 30 km west of Palapye. Gaborone the capital in the southeast and Francistown in the north are the next major cities. The distance to both cities is around 250 km. […]

The white sand dunes

The white sand dunes

The white sand dunes near Oilifantshoek are a place not far from Kathu. In Africaans they called Witsand Nature Reserve. What stands for the white…
African skies

Under African skies

At the end of the day when the sun drops down, the dust settles and after a short twilight transition then the African skies change dramatically.…
Sishen iren ore mine

Sishen iron ore mine

Sishen iron ore mine is a mine near the town Kathu in the Northern Cape province in South Africa. The iron ore mine opened in the 1950s. Kathu the…

A total lunar eclipse on 2018 July, 28

A great highlight for stargazing was the total lunar eclipse on 2018 July, 28. The eclipse was visible in a clear night sky from Kathu in South Africa. However,…
The Big Hole

The Big Hole in Kimberley

Kimberley the capital of South Africa's Northern Cape province has a deep relation to diamonds mining. The Big Hole in Kimberley is the result of…
Augrabies waterfalls

Augrabies waterfalls

The Northern Cape has a couple of interesting places to visit. One of them is indeed the Augrabies waterfalls. Unfortunately, I haven't learned so…
Bushland in the Northern Cape

The Northern Cape province

The Northern Cape province is one of the nine provinces of South Africa. The province has a very low population. Hills and bushland dominate the…
The golden hour in Kathu

Kathu the town under trees

Kathu is a small town in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The town locates on the south edge of the Kalahari desert. The nearby towns are…
Tuban five years later

Tuban six years later

Tuban six years later and so many things have changed since I arrived. So many new things I have learned in all over the time I spent here. So many…
Rice fields

The rice fields of Tuban

The rice fields of Tuban surrounding the town like uncountable small lakes. The lush green of the rice plants and glittering waters are a beautiful…
Bull racing

Bull racing in Pamekasan

Bull racing in Pamekasan is one of two places for bull racing on Madura island. It is my second time on the island. During my first time on Madura,…
Kampung Warna Warni

Kampung Warna Warni

Kampung Warna Warni promises fancy colours and fancy people. South of the city centre of Malang in East Java Indonesia, a little village became attention…
Carnival in town

It is carnival in Tuban

As like every year it's time for carnival in Tuban. Even after so long time, I spend in Tuban I still surprised and wondering about this tradition.…
Kayangan Api a mystic fire

Kayangan Api a mystic fire

I heard about a mystic fire in the jungle not far from my home in Tuban. The name of the fire is Kayangan Api. What means something like an eternal…
The Milky Way our home galaxy

The Milky Way our home galaxy

The Milky Way is only one of myriads galaxies in the universe. I believe our universe is the most fascinating place in our perception and imagination.…