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Dragons and Rays

Thursday, 2 Mar 2023 | Views [138]

Two of the world's great creatures I saw for the first time today. The Komodo dragon is the world's largest lizard and the manta ray is the world's largest ray with, respectively, a longer body and longer wingspan than that of humans. Last night I booked ... Read more >

Photos: Komodo National Park

Thursday, 2 Mar 2023 | Photo Gallery

Komodo dragons, manta rays, and amazing panoramas
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Sunday, 26 Feb 2023 | Views [120]

After having been to Indonesia four times, I feel I've found my favourite place in the country. Gunung Kelimutu has a set of three lakes that change colour and are often three different colours. After arriving by plane from Kupang to Ende yesterday, ... Read more >

Photos: Flores

Saturday, 25 Feb 2023 | Photo Gallery

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Gates of Hell at Sea

Thursday, 23 Feb 2023 | Views [135]

Kupang is an alright place; more of a transit point than a destination. I only planned on being here for one night or maybe two but thanks to all sorts of things, I've now been here a week. Late in 2014 I travelled from Kuala Lumpur to Bali without flying, ... Read more >

The Forgotten Half

Saturday, 18 Feb 2023 | Views [171]

Timor-Leste and part of Indonesia are both on the island of Timor. Before Timor-Leste's independence, this island probably saw only a few intrepid visitors each year. Leaving Timor-Leste I entered Indonesia at the town of Wini. Indonesia has started ... Read more >

Photos: West Timor

Friday, 17 Feb 2023 | Photo Gallery

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Balinese Money-changers

Monday, 4 Feb 2019 | Views [474]

Money changers are everywhere in Bali, and seem to dot every corner in Kuta or Legian. Every other business here is, seemingly, either a money changer or a massage joint, each with varying degrees of dubiosity. You don't need a degree in nuclear physics ... Read more >

Pura Lempuyang

Thursday, 31 Jan 2019 | Views [385]

Oksana and I went to Batur yesterday, and today we'd do an excursion to Pura Lempuyang and the rice terraces of northeast Bali. First, I'd like to talk about another travel lesson regarding something that (nearly) happened to me yesterday. When I went ... Read more >

On the Back of an Ojek...

Sunday, 27 Jan 2019 | Views [411]

For the last couple of days I've been a tourist: breakfast at the hotel followed by going to the beach. The monotony broken by a bit by flying Juliett (my drone) and then going to dinner at a touristy restaurant in the evening. This kind of travel is ... Read more >

Bali & Oksana

Saturday, 26 Jan 2019 | Views [457]

For the third time I'm in Bali. As I've professed before, Bali is one of those places I like but don't love; I enjoy it but it doesn't have my heart the same way as Norfolk Island or New Zealand. I like it for the fact that there's a little bit of everything ... Read more >

Waterfalls & Rice Fields

Sunday, 1 Nov 2015 | Views [2178]

Wandering through rice fields, receiving a hydraulic massage from a waterfall, and teaching English! What do they all have in common? The answer is that I've done all three today. Gede woke me early as negotiated a lift to the waterfalls with Ahmed, ... Read more >

Photos: Lombok

Friday, 30 Oct 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Aku Cinta

Friday, 30 Oct 2015 | Views [2849]

Coming over from Bali for a few days I'd experience Lombok and the "real Indonesia" for awhile. As I exited the ferry I managed to hitch a lift with a local on a motorbike from Lembar where I could immediately tell Lombok is vastly different to Bali.... Read more >

Canang sari

Friday, 23 Oct 2015 | Views [864]

If you're spending a long or even short time in Bali you'll (literally) stumble upon  canang sari , better known as daily offerings. These are little woven baskets of flowers, rice, and so forth that are an integral part of Balinese Hindu culture.... Read more >

Bali, Earthy & Gritty

Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | Views [631]

A year ago today I was in Bali for the first time. Bali conjures up many images: majestic sunsets on a blissful beach. The "Island of the Gods" it's often called, though one reason I like Bali is for what people don't realize it also is: earthy, gritty, ... Read more >

33 Forgettables! 33 Memories!

Sunday, 26 Oct 2014 | Views [762]

Sounds like it could be in a punnet square. Tomorrow I'm leaving Indonesia and heading to Australia. I was supposed to leave today but due to a technical issue my flight was never booked, so I got one for tomorrow. Indonesia is another complex place.... Read more >

Photos: Bali

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Motor-scooting Bali

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | Views [959]

After a rigourous journey through the Indonesian heart, Bali comes as a welcome surprise. Coming from relatively unvisited parts of Indonesia, Bali comes as an unpleasent surprise. Coming from well-ordered countries such as NZ and the US, Bali comes ... Read more >


Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | Views [649]

Indonesia, in my book, would likely not receive any awards for containing the world's most spectacular sights...until today. Prambanan is a series of Hindu temples dating back to the 9th century. Yesterday I debated going to Borobudur but my time is ... Read more >

Photos: Prambanan

Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Yogyakarta

Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | Views [906]

With nearly no sleep on the Senja Utama Yogyakarta last night and bleary-eyed, I got off the train in Yogyakarta (often called “Jogja” by locals and the “y” is pronounced somewhere between a “j” and a “jy.”... Read more >

Photos: Jakarta

Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | Photo Gallery

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The Big Durian

Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | Views [1605]

As I stepped off the bus with my heavy bags, the searing heat and humidity bit hard! I had no clue where I was and I thought I was reasonably close to Amiel's flat but it turned out I was way off, and I was out of rupiah until I could get to an ATM. ... Read more >

Ticket out of Hell

Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | Views [796]

As the bus converged upon Palembang I could immediately see how bad the smog is; worse than any place I've ever been! My immediate thought is "get me the hell out of this shithole" and I wasn't off the bus yet! A CSer accepted my request but there'd ... Read more >

Bukittinggi to Palembang

Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | Views [1222]

The Sumatran journey continues! Last night I stayed in Bukittinggi, a town in the Sumatran highlands with a much cooler air than the lowlands. That made the stay rather pleasant. In Bukittinggi there's a few sights of interest including a few Norfolk ... Read more >

Taking on Sumatra

Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | Views [893]

As I boarded the ferry to Dumai this morning, I was aware of the length of my journey ahead. I have two of the largest islands this side of the world to traverse and the state of roads in both are iffy at best. I had wondered if the ferry was even seaworthy ... Read more >

Photos: Sumatra

Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | Photo Gallery

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33 Adventures, 33 Journeys

Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | Views [766]

33 is the magic number! Let’s put it this way: I’m thankful to be out of Singapore. The only place in this world I can say I hate is Las Vegas but one place I’m not terribly fond of is Singapore. Except for a wide variety of food it’... Read more >

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