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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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The Island of Gili Air

In a last attempt to get our ticket on the ferry from Jakarta to Batam Island Di went online and was shocked to see the ferry we wanted was actually available and was leaving at 8am on the 18th of March, as we thought. Di filled in the requirements online…
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Cruise End and Nusa Dua

The final morning on the ship arrived. Di and I went to our farewell breakfast on board at our favourite restaurant at the back of the ship. It was then with joyous sadness that we said our goodbyes and commenced our departure; sadness, because we had a great time and…
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Kuta and American Politics

During our cruise we had the pleasure to meet many lovely Americans. At the time of the cruise the very complex American presidential election process had just started and often the conversation with the Americans would inevitably venture to the Republican/Democratic candidate debate. I found the Americans to be extremely…
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