Author Archives: Ken Anderberg

About Ken Anderberg

Lifetime journalist, author, magazine editor and publisher, now semi-retired and traveling the world. My plan, after living in Costa Rica for 14 months, was to visit a new country in southern Europe every three months to experience the culture and the challenge of adapting to a new environment, while on a fixed income. That plan was sidetracked when I was offered a job in Indonesia, providing an opportunity to explore Asia. I'm also using this time to write, having now authored nine e-books, including photo-essays of my experiences in Costa Rica, Croatia, Sicily, Indonesia, Bali and Malaysia.

A day at the beach

Sorry for all the photos – but what are you going to do when you are one of two men on a beach trip with 10-12 women? And the only one with a real camera (phone cams need not apply). … Continue reading

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The quest for cable TV

What a morning! So much disruption and noise I needed two Excedrin. It started with a night of almost no sleep but was brought to blaring reality when the workers in the building began drilling holes in the concrete walls. … Continue reading

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Doesn’t work? Never mind.

Today was the day for me to go to Batam Centre to get my “smart card” to allow me to breeze through immigration on my upcoming every-60-days trips to Singapore, under the rules of my new multi-entry business visa. Batam … Continue reading

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