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Photos: Northern Territory

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Hair Cut

INDONESIA | Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | Views [582] | Comments [2]

Dave needs a haircut. We walked into a shop that had a sign out front saying 'salon'.  There was a counter with some shampoo and behind that a girl of about 5 sitting watching tv.  There were two seats at a bench and no mirror.  I asked ... Read more >

Tags: hair cut, indonesia, salon, sulawesi


INDONESIA | Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | Views [501]

Buffalo are highly regarded in Tana Toraja.  They are large, beautiful creatures.  Some are albino and worth at least $10,000.  Buffalo are slaughtered at funerals and the meat shared among the community.

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"Hello Mister"

INDONESIA | Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | Views [483]

We are still coming across people who are surprised to see us Non-Indonesians.  They take our photo (while pretending to take their friend's photo) or they come up & ask us to pose for a 'selfie' with them or they yell out on the street "Hello ... Read more >

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Wake Up Call

INDONESIA | Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | Views [590] | Comments [1]

There is no need for an alarm clock here in Indonesia.  You either wake up to motorbikes buzzing by, roosters crowing incessantly, sometimes imitating dogs barking and horses neighing or the call to prayer of the mosques at 4am.

Tags: mosques, roosters

Upsize Insects & Bugs

INDONESIA | Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | Views [490]

There are beautiful butterflies and moths here. They are quite large, about the size of an adult hand.  We have also seen rhinocerous beetles about the size of your computer's mouse.

Tags: beetles, butterflies, sulawesi, tana toraja

Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia

INDONESIA | Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | Views [468]

Dave and i met a young German couple and travelled with them all day yesterday in a mini van with a driver.  We saw the traditional burial sites of the Torajan people who are laid to rest inside caves and carved out rocks.  We stood beside ... Read more >

Tags: burial, cemetery, dead, indonesia. south sulawesi, sulawesi, tana toraja

Photos: Sulawesi

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Tags: hair, hair cut, hairdresser, hairdressing salon, sulawesi

Near Drowning

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | Views [749]

Our captain motored to Pink Beach, near Komodo Island, for us to snorkel at 7am.  We pulled up beside several other boats and tied up to them.  People on the other boats were eating breakfast but mum & I climbed down the ladder and straight ... Read more >

Tags: beach, boat, drowning, flores, indonesia, labuan bajo, snorkelling

Komodo Dragons Part 2

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | Views [600]

Our ranger told us that mother komodos will eat their own babies.  So for the first three years of their lives, komodos live in trees for their own safety.  Not only from their mothers but also from any other komodo.  It is currently mating ... Read more >

Tags: crocodile, dragon, flores, indonesia, komodo, komodo dragon, komodo island, nusa tenggara

Komodo Dragons

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | Views [556]

Labuan Bajo, Flores to Komodo Island .  The first day of our two day, one night boat trip to see Komodo Dragons.  Walking up the pier to get on our boat and four boats across from ours was a half sunk boat, with several men in the water, trying ... Read more >

Tags: dragon, flores, indonesia, komodo, rinca island

Photos: Komodo Island

INDONESIA | Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | Photo Gallery

B & TJ go to Komodo Island. Short time later, TJ tripped and fell but luckily wasn't attacked by komodo.
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Tags: asia, b, dragon, flores, indonesia, island, komodo, komodo island, tj

Some Quick Highlights

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | Views [451]

finished work on Friday at 2:30 jump in the heat and headed north of Melbourne that was a sliver of noon in the sky we drove off the smallest mountain in Australia amount which she proof an elevation of 148 Nathanin color color that would housings of ... Read more >


AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | Views [370]

Woke up in the outback pre-dawn to a strange alien language of chattering.  We couldn’t decide if it was crickets or birds.  I went for a stroll on the rust-red desert sand.  Saw a bustard, a flock of budgies and two big red kangaroos ... Read more >

Tags: australias smallest town, betoota, population zero, pub, qld, queensland, small town

To Wander. To wonder. Encounters.

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | Views [320]

A cacophony of cockatoos started up at dawn in the tree right above us.  We’d seen them last night peeping out from their hollows.  After a big breakfast, we set off to see some Australian Historical Landmarks – the explorer Wills’... Read more >

Tags: haddon corner


AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | Views [408]

We drove on the Old Strzelecki Track in outback New South Wales because the Bore Track was closed.  We stopped to take a photo of a giant handmade human skeleton made from cow bones.  The Old Strzelecki was like the world’s biggest ... Read more >

Tags: cooper creek, innamincka, merty merty cattle station, old strzelecki track, south australia

Cameron Corner

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | Views [487]

Sturt National Park is one of the largest national parks in NSW .  There is a look out there which is a jump-up (an escarpment).  It is similar to a mini grand canyon.  Simply lovely.  We felt like the only people in the world. ... Read more >

Tags: cameron corner, dingo fence, dog, golf, outback, rfds, royal flying doctor service, sturt national park

To Stay Put? Or To Travel?

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | Views [634]

When we woke up this morning, there was frost on our food containers and the olive oil was solidified in the glass bottle. We walked through thigh high grass on a track to reach Cobham Lake while drinking our morning coffees.  The wide open space ... Read more >

Tags: back of beyond, cobham lake, jump up track, kangaroo, nsw, outback, rfds, sturt national park, tibooburra

Outback, Emu Roadkill, A Willy Willy & Some Poetry

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 19 Jul 2015 | Views [557]

We stocked up in Broken Hill – fuel, food and water – as today we are heading into the real outback and need to be totally self-sufficient (no more pub dinners!)  We passed through eastern and central time zones.  Our mobile phones ... Read more >

Tags: cobham lake, emu, emu roadkill, haiku, nsw, outback, packsaddle, poetry, telephone creek, willy willy

Silverton and a Day of Firsts

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 18 Jul 2015 | Views [534]

Our first camp breakfast! Making and eating our bacon and egg rolls with cups of coffees, we were yelling out with the pain of the cold in our fingers – and we were wearing gloves!  Yep, it’s chilly.  We crossed the Murray River ... Read more >

Tags: emu, emus, mad max, pro hart, silverton

The Smallest Mountain in the World

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | Views [742]

I finished work on Friday at 2:30pm, jumped in the ute with Dave and Dan and headed north for our 4WD adventure from Melbourne to Darwin.  My adrenalin was pumping.  Seven whole weeks off work.  Seven!  So exciting! We drove through ... Read more >

Tags: australia, hattah, mount wycheproof, mountain, mt. wycheproof, pigeons, victoria, wycheproof

Photos: Victoria, Australia

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: New South Wales

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | Photo Gallery

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One more sleep!

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | Views [444] | Comments [2]

We leave tomorrow on our seven week adventure.  Here's a vague idea of our itinerary: Melbourne Ouyen Broken Hill Silverton Cameron's Corner Innamincka Birdsville Boulia Mt. Isa Barkly Homestead Daly Waters Adelaide ... Read more >

Tags: itinerary

19 more sleeps

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | Views [369]

till we leave on our octopus trip. getting excited...


INDONESIA | Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | Views [576]

Departure day.  Time to head home to Melbourne.  At Medan airport, the neon sign said Boarding Gate Opens at 3:15 .  We were with staff at that time & had to fill out a departure card.  Dave couldn’t find his (we received ... Read more >

Tags: airport, indonesia, medan, sumatra


INDONESIA | Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | Views [600]

Day 27.   We are in room 632 on the 6 th floor of the Danau Toba International Hotel .  Our huge window opens wide.  It has no fly screen or security screen.  The wall ends at thigh height & that is where the window ... Read more >

Tags: food, indonesia, medan, shopping, sumatra

Photos: Sabang Island (Pulau Weh, Weh Island)

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | Photo Gallery

An island off the tip of Banda Aceh, Sumatra
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