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Hair Cut

INDONESIA | Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | Views [420] | 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


Near Drowning

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | Views [506]

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 [410]

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 [386]

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


THE LAST REMAINING PASSENGERS

INDONESIA | Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | Views [398]

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


SHOPPING & EATING

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | Views [442]

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


KILOMETRE ZERO

INDONESIA | Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | Views [316]

Kilometre Zero is basically where Indonesia begins.  Km 0 is marked by a monument.  It is the most westerly and the most northerly point of Indonesia.  In many countries,  Kilometre Zero  or the Zero mile marker, control ... Read more >

Tags: indonesia, kilometer nol, kilometre zero, km 0, pulau weh, sabang island


AT HOME IN THE WATER

INDONESIA | Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | Views [271]

We clambered over the rocks beneath our bungalow this morning & hopped straight into the sea.  We snorkeled from 9:30-1:30.  We saw:   A Spotted Eagle Ray.  The biggest sea creature we’ve seen so far. A turtle ... Read more >

Tags: fish, iboih, indonesia, pulau weh, sabang, snorkelling


Photos: Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

INDONESIA | Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Tags: banda aceh, indonesia, sumatra, tsunami


ORPHANAGE, FRUIT & A TINY TURTLE

INDONESIA | Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | Views [318]

Day 8.  Had a solid sleep in our king size poster bed of amazingness.   I woke to find that Dave had descended & re-ascended our 55 steep stairs to bring us morning cuppas.   We drank them while listening to the call of ... Read more >

Tags: bukit lawang, fruit, honeymoon suite, indonesia, jungle inn, macaque, monkey, orphanage, sumatra, turtle


Photos: Bali

INDONESIA | Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery

Dave. Monkey Forest, Ubud.
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Tags: indonesia, monkey forest, ubud


Homeless Kids

INDONESIA | Sunday, 1 Aug 2010 | Views [1044] | Comments [5]

At 8:30 this morning we saw 10 young homeless kids asleep on the footpath in the city of Medan.  We bought chicken satay for all of them & water & milk drinks & some other food.  When we came to give it to them, they were all just waking ... Read more >

Tags: drink, food, homeless, homeless children, indonesia, medan, sumatra


Rat Room

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | Views [659] | Comments [1]

"A journey is like marriage.  The certain way to be wrong is to think that you can control it" - John Steinbeck Dave didn't get a wink of sleep last night coz of the rat in our room.  Our walls are woven split bamboo & we have Marie biscuits, ... Read more >

Tags: bukit lawang, indonesia, rat, rats, rodent, sumatra


I'm never riding a motorbike EVER AGAIN

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | Views [1913] | Comments [5]

(and with my motorcycle history, i probably shouldn't.  ahem).  "The journey not the arrival matters" - T.S. Eliot.  Roads in Sumatra are notoriously horrendous & travel is so slow, so for our journey from Tangkahan to Bukit Lawang, ... Read more >

Tags: bad roads, bukit lawang, honda, indonesia, motorbike, motorcycle, road, roads, sumatra, tangkahan


Crusty Demons of dirt. Story by Dave

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | Views [1565]

Imagine 2 hours sitting on the most uncomfy seat you've ever sat on.  Next, make that seat even narrower & on the back of a motorbike. Then picture the worst road you've ever been down which included such highlights as: *long sections of river stones ... Read more >

Tags: bad roads, boar, bridge, bridges, indonesia, motorbike, road, roads, sepeda motor, sumatra


Our 2nd Elephant Trek

INDONESIA | Saturday, 24 Jul 2010 | Views [1283] | Comments [3]

Yesterday we did our 2nd elephant trek. Our mahoot pointed to the ground where there had been a tiger's footprint in the mud 'several days ago'. (Dave is now on a computer beside me looking up tigers attacking elephants on utube hmmm...) This print is ... Read more >

Tags: elephant, elephant trek, elephants, horsefly, indonesia, mahoot, sumatra, tangkahan


Dave's 39th Birthday

INDONESIA | Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | Views [814] | Comments [9]

Dave had the best birthday ever.  He may not be able to top it.  (What the hell am I going to do for his 40th?  Suggestions most welcome!) I have to be quick so here goes... Dave had 5 birthday songs altogether - in English, Indonesian & Dutch! ... Read more >

Tags: augustine, birthday, dave, elephant, elephant trek, elephants, indonesia, sumatra, tangkahan, trek


I'm Glad I Brought ______ With Me Because...

INDONESIA | Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | Views [817] | Comments [5]

MY SMILE because everyone want to take photos of us ("Hello Mister.  Can i make picture?") HEADLAMP coz in our jungle guesthouse there is only electricity from 8pm-11pm. TORCH to stop insects the size of birds slamming in into our faces coz ... Read more >

Tags: backpack, belongings, bring, indonesia, packing, sumatra, tangkahan


When Primates Go Bad

INDONESIA | Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | Views [716] | Comments [2]

Thanks everyone for your comments!  Not enough time to respond till i get home :) While I escaped lightly, only being peed on by an orangutan who was in the tree above me, Dave was attacked by a Pig Tailed Macaque.  Hereby known as the Macaque Attack.... Read more >

Tags: bukit lawang, indonesia, long tailed macaque, macaque, monkey, pig tailed macaque, sumatra


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