A couple of lazy days in the oil and gas city of Balikpapan, Kalimantan.
At low tide, loads of trash and a pungent smell.
Balikpapan. Enjoy the view. Above, the Garuda flight to Jakarta.
Everywhere the mascot bear and its slogan: Balikpapan, green and clean!
Di perisai ini: Kotamadya Balikpapan, Manuntung.
In the distance, the tankers patiently waiting in line.
Graha Indah Blok H. Nice bakso ayam on the side.
Bakau. Mangliers. Mangrove. Trying to decipher the tricky root designs forming amazing shapes and delicate connections between themselves.
Indiana Jones was here.
A little mosque on the way back from the mangrove forest. Busy motorbike traffic after the prayer.
Pandangan ke Selat Makassar.
Don’t ever get stuck under the platform…
The busy center where to find all kinds of transportation between the nearby many McDonald’s, Starbucks and Pizza Huts.
Back to Bali, not so far away, a totally different world.
Offerings. Desa Kebilbil.
Ke pantai Seseh.
Apit surang. The guarding monsters are here brand new and shiny.
Singa, the lioness.
Jalan Cendrawasih, desa Kediri.
There are still some beautiful rice paddies in the area. Unfortunately, greedy real estate developers are eating them up very fast.
Obviously it’s World cup season. Allez les bleus!