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el-khanz 08-23-2007 08:52 PM

Vacation in Indonesia
 
I read in Indonesia's local newspaper that some members of The Royal Family of Belgium spend their holiday in Indonesia this August. There is a picture of them arriving in Ngurah Rai, the airport of Bali. Unfortunately, I don't really familiar with Belgium's Royal Family, but the paper said that Prince Laurent is among the group.

Marengo 08-23-2007 11:18 PM

I know that Laurent and his family went to Zeeuws Flanders, The Netherlands this summer (near Belgian Knokke were Claire´s parents spent their holdidays). The King and Queen went to France and the Dukes of Brabant went to Portugal and France (to stay with the King and Queen), but in between they could have gone to Indonesia of course. I didn´t hear anything about it in the Dutch press. Maybe a Belgian poster, can inform us.

ardya 08-24-2007 04:35 AM

What Indonesian newspaper is it? Is there a possibility that you can post the article? Thank you so much ^_^

duc-de-riverville 08-27-2007 03:18 AM

Today's issue of the Jakarta Post has a picture of the family arriving at Denpasar's Ngurah Rai Airport from Makassar.

johann 08-27-2007 04:03 AM

Ahh, thanks for letting us know and welcome, duc-du-riverville! :flowers:
Do you know which members of the BRF landed in Denpasar? Laurent and co. or Astrid and her family for example?

duc-de-riverville 08-27-2007 04:41 AM

Sorry Johann, I am not familiar with the Belgian royal family. Only Prince Lorenz was mentioned in the caption.

The caption of the image is as follows:

"Belgium's Prince Lorenz and his family arrive at Ngurah Rai's Airport in Denpasar from Makassar on a Garuda flight in this photograph provided by Garuda Indonesia. The European Commission recently imposed a ban on Indonesian airlines flying to European destinations on safety grounds. Despite the ban, the Belgian royal family, which was in Indonesia on a holiday, used Garuda while travelling within the country."

johann 08-27-2007 05:30 AM

Thanks again! :flowers:
So Astrid, Lorenz and their children spent their holiday in Indonesia (and accidentally promoted flying with Garuda Airlines).

Here´s alink to Tourism Indonesiamentioning the trip to Indonesia offering some more information.

Marengo 08-27-2007 07:40 AM

The journalist seems to be terribly impressed by Lorenz' names and titles ;)

el-khanz 08-28-2007 04:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 657917)
The journalist seems to be terribly impressed by Lorenz' names and titles ;)

Yes they are...;) I hope Prince Lorenz and his family enjoy their holiday in Bali. Bali is really a bautiful island:flowers:

elisabetteke 08-28-2007 06:45 AM

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Originally Posted by duc-de-riverville (Post 657853)
Today's issue of the Jakarta Post has a picture of the family arriving at Denpasar's Ngurah Rai Airport from Makassar.

Does anyone has this picture online or in the magazine? Is it possible to post it on the forums? I can not find it anywhere online.
thanx

purple_platinum 08-28-2007 07:54 AM

Princess Astrid & Prince Lorenz did definitely went to Indonesia for their holiday. According to the newspaper "Kompas" (national newspaper), they went to Bali & Makassar on early August. The newspaper published a picture of the family on their 20th August edition, where we can see Astrid & Lorenz with Louisa Maria, Joachim, and Laetitia Maria flew with Indonesia flight despite the restriction against it by the EU.

Here is the picture (credit to Kompas/Antara/Nyoman Budhiana)

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/7641/indonesiahz1.jpg

Marengo 08-28-2007 08:18 AM

I assume the lady walking with Laeticia-Maria is the nanny? Does anybody know if the two eldest children went with the rest of the family or spent their holidays on their own?

Thanks for posting the infrmation and picture, purple.

duc-de-riverville 08-29-2007 10:57 AM

It is interesting that the Belgian royal family choose to have their vacation in Indonesia. I never heard of any other European royal family who do so. If I am not mistaken the then Crown Prince Leopold & Princess Astrid also came to Indonesia for their honeymoon.

Empress 08-29-2007 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by purple_platinum (Post 658438)
Princess Astrid & Prince Lorenz did definitely went to Indonesia for their holiday. According to the newspaper "Kompas" (national newspaper), they went to Bali & Makassar on early August. The newspaper published a picture of the family on their 20th August edition, where we can see Astrid & Lorenz with Louisa Maria, Joachim, and Laetitia Maria flew with Indonesia flight despite the restriction against it by the EU.

Here is the picture (credit to Kompas/Antara/Nyoman Budhiana)

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/7...donesiahz1.jpg


Does the EU have a restriction against Indonesia or against Air Garuda, and why?

norwegianne 08-29-2007 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Empress (Post 659126)
Does the EU have a restriction against Indonesia or against Air Garuda, and why?

According to this article: http://www.indonesiamatters.com/1346...sian-airlines/ EU has blacklisted Indonesian airlines (around 50 of them) for being not safe to fly with. :ermm:

Empress 08-29-2007 11:37 AM

Wow. That is not such great news for Indonesia.

jm83au 08-29-2007 06:57 PM

does anyone have a picture of Amedeo in Indonesia too? The article said he went


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