pauldub It's rained over 12 hours nonstop and we can't see across the bay. The forecast is for rain throughout my stay even though this is supposed to be the dry season. I hope the forecast is wrong! #ambon #maluku #yesclimatechangeisreal 21h
  •   topherstone Oof. I hope so, too! 21h
  •   tamnakashima I guess nowhere is immune to unseasonably strange weather. 20h
  •   pauldub @topherstone Thanks, man! The first dive was aborted because we couldn't see 3 feet ahead of us. The second dive was also murky but we managed to complete it. Saw some neat stuff 18h
  •   pauldub @tamnakashima Yeah, it's global for sure. Rained a lot in Kuala Lumpur too even though it's also supposed to be dry and hot now. But I heard you guys got snow?!? Crazy. 17h
  •   tamnakashima Where I was I only saw a flake or two but it was cloudy and cold enough to start. Well enjoy it anyway :) I'm sure you will ! 7h

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pauldub Songkok starting to trust a little. She's got kittens so she must be cautious. What a good mommy. #maluku #ambon #laha #catsoflaha #tourdepaul 21h

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pauldub Weedy Rhinopias from the second dive at Laha 3. #indonesia #maluku #ambon #bluerosedivers #divetrip #tourdepaul 1d
  •   fotodeto Wow!! 1d
  •   miss_anne_ef Oh wow, it looks scary! lol Great shot Paul. 1d
  •   pauldub @fotodeto We were lucky to see this guy. The guides tell me there were several of them just a couple days ago but the weather might have driven them deeper beyond our reach. 17h
  •   pauldub @miss_anne_ef Thanks, Anne! They are actually very docile and make great photo subjects. The downside is that we divers keep bothering them. I try not to stay around them too long or shine my light in their eyes. 17h

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pauldub This one I'll name Songkok because she looks like she's wearing the traditional cap that men wear. She's not a he but Songkok is special. #indonesia #maluku #ambon #laha #catsoflaha #tourdepaul 2d

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pauldub Laha is overrun with feral cats. It's like Paul heaven! Since Laha is mainly Muslim there are no dogs in the area so the cats run free. They are afraid of humans and yet find it hard to resist my cat whispering ways. #indonesia #maluku #ambon #laha #catsoflaha #tourdepaul 2d
  •   mowglichan Did you get your dive gear back in the end? 2d
  •   pauldub @mowglichan Yes, it actually arrived yesterday but the Garuda agent didn't call like she promised. The dive guide went to pick it up this morning and he scolded her. Haha! 2d
  •   mowglichan Wow cool, now the diving begins! 2d

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pauldub Tis the season. For rambutans! These beauties came from the garden of one of the staff. Terima kasih, Mario! #indonesia #maluku #ambon #laha #bluerosedivers #localflavour #tourdepaul 2d
  •   chefmattybee Favourite! 2d
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  •   mvatana Love rambutans! 1d
  •   pauldub @chefmattybee @jessipervola Love em! These are small but sweet and the flesh doesn't stick to the seeds. Perfect! 21h
  •   pauldub @mvatana It's been years since I've had any so these are a real treat. The ones they sell in NYC are usually too old and always very pricey! 21h
  •   mvatana Same here in chitown. They aren't so fresh and it's expensive. Only when I get to visit my family then I get a real treat. I really do miss it. My mom always peels and takes the seeds out for me:) she's the best_ I guess I am such a diva:) hahaha. 17h

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pauldub Dive gear arrived, morning dives done. Time for rambutans on the 'back patio'. #indonesia #maluku #ambon #laha #bluerosedivers #localflavour #tourdepaul 2d
  •   miss_anne_ef You're doing the right thing Paul: enjoying life! Have a great time and be safe. Don't forget to post some underwater pics!!! 2d
  •   pauldub @miss_anne_ef Thanks! I'm definitely enjoying myself. Things never go as planned on these trips so it's a great way to learn how to just go with the flow. 21h

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pauldub My dive gear is stuck in Jakarta customs but at least I made it. What a sunset! #indonesia #maluku #ambon #laha #bluerosedivers #divetrip #tourdepaul 2d

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pauldub Sunset at Blue Rose Divers, Laha. #indonesia #maluku #ambon #deepchill #divetrip #tourdepaul 2d

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pauldub Transit in Jakarta. Next, to Makassar to scoop up more passengers before landing in Ambon. Augh, I haven't even done a dive yet and my head is spinning like I'm narced. #indonesia #jakarta #fortheloveofscuba #tourdepaul 3d

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pauldub I do love our airport. The free WiFi is much appreciated but how about some USB charging ports? Off to Ambon for some diving. #malaysia #kualalumpur #klia #architecture #tourdepaul 3d

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pauldub Twinsies: the Petronas Towers as seen from the Traders Hotel. #malaysia #kualalumpur #klcc #cesarpelli #architecture #tourdepaul 5d

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pauldub Swanky! Delicious 'Serai (lemongrass) Collins' mocktail to go with a view of the Golden Triangle. #malaysia #kualalumpur #minumlah #tourdepaul 5d
  •   mvatana Does it taste like a mojito? 5d
  •   pauldub @mvatana Yes, minty and citrusy with an undertone of lemongrass. Super refreshing. Never had a Tom Collins but it tastes like this it must be delicious too! 5d
  •   mvatana Cheers! 5d

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pauldub So happy that #VCRCafe is doing well. No longer the scrappy upstart, now the 'tai kor'. Congrats, guys! Coffee's aces as always. #malaysia #kualalumpur #indiepower #tourdepaul 5d

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pauldub Rather liked the #typography and texture on this shop front. Such a sad #designerd, can't help it. #malaysia #kualalumpur #bukitbintang #tourdepaul 5d

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pauldub Curry laksa with tofu puffs, fish cake, shredded chicken and cockles. Not the obvious choice for lunch on a blazing hot day but there you go. Still delicious! #malaysia #kualalumpur #makanlah #tourdepaul 6d
  •   maomau Omg, I had Malaysian laksa for lunch today too! What the hell are we doing?!! 6d
  •   pauldub @maomau We're in sync 6d
  •   qqpham I think I prefer asam laksa more but curry is also good 3d

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pauldub On Jalan Galloway, in the heart of town, there is a pocket of old colonial houses that time seemed to have forgotten until quite recently. This particular house looks to have suffered a fire but the neighbouring houses, which were occupied but in disrepair just two years ago, are now being renovated, clearly under new ownership. #malaysia #kualalumpur #pudu #architecture #tourdepaul #vscomalaysia 6d
  •   miss_anne_ef Looks like a sad face. :-( I can't help it but decaying houses are just so interesting. Then again once restored they look so beautiful. I hope they will rescue this one too. 6d
  •   pauldub @miss_anne_ef Don't you worry, the houses here are all being snapped up by new buyers. My guess is the old owners sold and probably moved somewhere more affordable. There were other houses that uses to be occupied by immigrant workers but most of them now appear to have new owners too. This area has turned trendy and will soon be completely gentrified. I guess it's good for the heritage houses as they will be restored. 6d
  •   m0n_k3y Passage way to Alice's wonderland! 6d
  •   pauldub @m0n_k3y I looked through the window and the interior was burnt up. Maybe if I'd gone through the door it might have been a field of flowers? 6d
  •   m0n_k3y @pauldub haha. You gotta run full speed and dive head first into the street art with the bunny. It'll activate the wormhole ha. 6d
  •   pauldub @m0n_k3y That's really when I smash my head into the concrete and start hallucinating. Lol! 5d

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pauldub 'Pan mee', one of my favourite dishes. A Hakka style noodle dish with chewy hand torn noodles, ground pork, crispy anchovies and sayur manis (a local leafy vegetable) in an anchovy broth. The best I've had is from this restaurant that actually specialises in 'joong', situated on a forlorn street in a rather remote part of town. I can't get enough of this. #malaysia #kualalumpur #pandanjaya #makanlah #tourdepaul 6d

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pauldub Jalan Alor, a popular food street in the heart of town, is jam packed with restaurants and vendors of every kind. #malaysia #kualalumpur #bukitbintang #makanlah #tourdepaul 6d

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