Borneo: The First Time Ever

I have been living in Indonesia for the whole of my life but it was really the very first time I stepped my feet in Borneo. It was in November 2014 when I went there for a business trip. The city I visited was Banjarmasin and most of my time there was spent on Barito River, observing vessels owned by my client.

It was really something to climb up and down vessels several times a day. I still remember that in the evening my arms were aches and so fatigue because I was not used to use my hands to lift my body (go on diet, Sera!) But overall, it was an unforgettable experience and I would like to do it at least once more during my career as an auditor.

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Let’s go, brrrmm..
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Colourful boats on a dirty river
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At least I felt safe because of these men
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Life on a vessel. There was a washing line in the back of the vessel.
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Climbing down the barge
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Two men collecting leftover coals. Sadly, the used no safety instruments at all.
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Pieces of coals
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Stained chains
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Posing in front of a barge
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In the stern of a vessel
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Big barge
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Heading home
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A morning in a small harbour
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Morning routine: washing clothes
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A jetty in Kelanis
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I was surprised that they had chickens on board
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Well, they also had a pigeon
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Sounding, checking the level of fuel
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No drying squids in the engine room!
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On a floating crane
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Going back and forth, all day


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