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Through the Badlands to Bangko- Bangko

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | Views [1374]

BACK ROADS TO BANGKO-BANGKO Every road trip begins with a fistful of throttle and this one was no different. I roared out the gate and swept over the 100 metres of powdered dust that separates home from the bitumen. On to the by-pass road I swung ... Read more >

Tags: lombok, off-roading, road trip


Photos: Back Roads to Bangko-Bangko

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | Photo Gallery

Road trip through the badlands of SW Lombok
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Horizons Unlimited - the go-to site for Motorcycle Adventurers

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | Views [142]

Around the World Travellers Grant and Susan Johnson, 11 years on the road and not finished yet, run a website for motorcycle travellers, featuring the 'Horizons Unlimited Motorcycle Travellers' e-zine,' delivered to your e-mail box free for the latest ... Read more >

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Photos: Sumbawa Hard Way Round. Tepal - Sumbawa's Timbuktu

INDONESIA | Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | Photo Gallery

Road Trip
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Sumbawa Hard Way Round. Tepal - Sumbawa's Timbuktu

INDONESIA | Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | Views [1098]

SUMBAWA HARD WAY ROUND. TEPAL – SUBAWA’S TIMBUKTU My wrists and arms ached as I slowly negotiated another torturous descent some way along the track to Tepal, a remote village deep in the mountainous hinterland behind Sumbawa Besar city.... Read more >

Tags: road trip around sumbawa


Photos: Wadu Pa'a: Remote Hindu/Buddhist Carvings

INDONESIA | Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery

Road trip to the mouth of Bima Bay, Sumbawa
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Sumbawa Hard way Round. Wadu Pa'a: Remote Hindu/Buddhist Outpost.

INDONESIA | Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | Views [895]

He sideled up beside me hand outstretched. I was in Mataram Mall, Lombok's sole concession to the god's of 21st century consumerism. My first thought was: 'He's selling timeshare.' But I was wrong. Husni was an English teacher from Bima, in Mataram for ... Read more >

Tags: road trip around sumbawa


Photos: Sumbawa: Valley of the Forgotten Chiefs

INDONESIA | Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery

Ancients sarcophagi in a peaceful valley
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Sumbawa - Valley of the Forgotten Chiefs.

INDONESIA | Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | Views [215]

SUMBAWA HARD WAY ROUND - VALLEY OF THE FORGOTTEN CHIEFS We left at 10 am sharp. My mate Eric, from Cipta Sari Bakery Jalan Hasanuddin No. 47 Sumbawa Besar, on his Honda Beat scooter and me on a Kawasaki KLX150 Roadtrail. Before setting off I fueled ... Read more >

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Photos: Day trip to Tanjung Ringgit

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery

Road trip to the S-E tip of Lombok
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Photos: Sumbawa: Hard Way Round

INDONESIA | Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery

Road Trip by Kawasaki KLX150
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Sumbawa Hard Way Round: Part 1 Kamikaze Canine

INDONESIA | Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | Views [789]

KAMIKAZE CANINE – SUMBAWA: THE HARD WAY ROUND He came barrelling out of the scrub to my right, a white flash against the greenery. In situations like this your mind slots into overdrive. I knew this big white dog wasn’t stopping to ... Read more >

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Sand slog: Sumbawa's south-west coast.

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | Views [1126]

SAND SLOG: SUMBAWA’S SOUTH-WEST COAST   We emerged from the jungle after a three hour slog to find ourselves atop a rocky, wind-battered headland high above the sea. To the south lay the open ocean; a vast, heaving, ultramarine mass. Waves ... Read more >

Tags: trekking: sumbawas south-west coast


Tambora - the mountain that blew its top. Part 6 Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa - a motorcycle odyssey

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | Views [651]

TAMBORA – THE MOUNTAIN THAT BLEW ITS TOP I’d been travelling east of Bali for less than two weeks but a lot had happened. At 6.00 am on a Monday morning, I’d nosed out into the traffic on Jalan Padma, Legian, Bali and headed east ... Read more >

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Photos: Sumbawa's seldom seen south-west coast.

INDONESIA | Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | Photo Gallery

Trekking a deserted pristine coast.
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Part 5. "Helter-skelter across Sumbawa"

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | Views [1215] | Comments [1]

  SUMBAWA – INDONESIA’S SIDELINED ISLAND   I was the only tourist aboard the little JM Ferry –“We Serve Indonesia” – as it slid between the two spits of land guarding the narrow entrance to ... Read more >

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"A Short Walk up Ili Api"

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | Views [699]

A SHORT WALK UP ILI API   Nestling at the foot of brooding Ili Mandiri, Larantuka, at the eastern end of Flores, is the jumping off point for islands even further east - the Solor Archipelago and Alor. I was headed for Lewoleba on Lembata, ... Read more >

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Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa - a motorcycle odyssey. Part 4: Laid Back in Lombok

INDONESIA | Saturday, 6 Oct 2012 | Views [683]

Laid Back in Lombok. The muezzin’s call to prayer hung in the still air while he paused to take breath. Each succeeding verse seemed to increase in dramatic intensity and the silence that reigned when the last note faded was total. It was 4.... Read more >

Tags: beaches, north coast lombok, road trip


Photos: Sumbawa 2012. Semongkat, Batu Dulang and beyond, Semongkat B, Pantai Kencana, back to Lombok

INDONESIA | Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | Photo Gallery

Road trip
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Photos: Sumbawa 2012

INDONESIA | Thursday, 6 Sep 2012 | Photo Gallery

Road Trip - Poto Tano, Maluk, Sekongkan, SB, Semongkat, Batu Dulang
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