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October 27, 2014
by Latitudes

The Matted Mystery of the Dieng Plateau

The Dieng Plateau in Central Java, 2,000 meters above sea level, is one of the most stunning areas in Indonesia. It is known for its gorgeous landscapes and its cool weather, which can reach as low as zero degrees Celsius at night. It is known for its hundreds of ancient Hindu temples, some of them dating back to the 8th and 9th centuries. And it is known for something even stranger: thousands of children with mysteriously matted hair.

October 24, 2014
by Willem van Gent

Early morning Luwak coffee on Pahoda Hill, Lake Toba

Horas is the word for Batak people to greet each other. It’s more than just hello. It could mean how are you, good morning, afternoon and evening, wishing good health and also welcome and goodbye. So it’s an important word and frequently used.