After the splendid sunrise at Penanjakan, we went to the foothill of Mt Bromo, hopped on one of the horses for a 10 minutes uphill ride and conquered the 250+ steps staircase to catch a glimpse of the sleepy volcano from close range…
Entertainment snippets from various sources…
India – Shilpa Shetty got married [Dailymail]
Japan+Korea – Kim Joon on Brokore [Koreanclicks]
Korea – Lee Seung-gi (pic) and Go Eun-ah for Edwin Winter collection [Stareastasia]
Korea – Kim Ha-yul pretty in pink [Reallycuteasians]
Korea – f(x) members H1N1 infected [Kbites]
Singapore – Fann Wong down with the flu too… get well soon girls [Channelnewsasia]
USA – Adam Lambert’s gay kiss on stage gets 1,500 complaints [BBC]
USA+Japan – Utada Hikaru on 8-city US tour [Stareastasia]
Indian businessman Kashi Samaddar, 52, became the first person to visit all sovereign countries (192 according to UN) in the world. He’s certified by Guinness World Records for completing the journey between July 2002 and May 2009.
The defining moment dates back to 2003 when he was denied a visa from South Africa because of his nationality. Feeling humiliated he made a promise to himself that he would travel to all the countries in the world as a mark of defiance.
He first completed his journey (took 12+ years) in May 2008 when he arrived in Serbia (pic). And I guess he revisited some of the countries again for the Guinness record 6+ years feat. The epic trip cost him about $700,000 USD.