Asia 2011

In september I visited Brussels, Belgium. EPFSUG had kindly invited me to give a talk about FreedomBox in the European Parliament, and together we extended to also visit other organizations - both grassroots and more formal.

I returned home exhausted but also fuelled with renewed energy and passion, and decided to engage in more such activities. Also, an old promise of mine to visit friends in the Aceh region of Indonesia (whom I met in Taiwan a few years back) rumbled in the back of my head.

After a bit of juggling with travel routes and sponsoring options, my course was set for a 2½ month journey with Debian Pure Blends as main theme:

  1. England: London
  2. India: Khammam, Hyderabad, Mangaluru, Bengaluru
  3. Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho
  4. Thailand: Bangkok
  5. Malaysia: Putrajaya
  6. Indonesia: Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Bogor, Banda Aceh, Takengon
  7. England: Cambridge

Debian will be sponsoring East Asia part, and Debian enthusiasts in India seek sponsorship for India part.