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The Good, The Bad, & the Ugly of Indonesia

Reflecting on our time in Indonesia. The Good The people are extremely friendly, no matter where we were in Indonesia – East Java, Bali or Jakarta, everyone wanted to help us, even when we didn’t want it 🙂 Taxis – super cheap. The flagfall was only 75 cents (AUD) Cheap…
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Ferries, Taxis and Trains to Penang

The ferry from Batam Island to Singapore costs about AUD$17 each and takes about 90 minutes. The commute is very busy especially on a Monday morning with workers making the journey across to Singapore. I have managed to tame Di, somewhat, over the years with her desire to be first…
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Crossing the South China Sea to Batam Island

Both Di and I were keen to leave Jakarta and to be honest the city of Jakarta was a bit of a disappointment, it did though provide us with the opportunity to continue our flightless journey around the world. Our ferry was due to depart Jakarta at 8am. We were…
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Train Trips and Jakarta

The night before we left Banyuwangi I packed my bag and to my disappointment I found that my new Bamboo shorts where missing from my luggage. The sad thing is both Di and I had seen the shorts when we arrived at this hotel. We had changed rooms and they…
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Climbing Mt Ijan Volcano in East Java

I woke at 6am for my last walk around Gili Air and I must say it was such a pleasant way to start a day. When I got back to the resort, Di was already up and putting the final touches to her packing, I decided I had better start…
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