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Negara Bali Tour

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01/07/2019

September 2018 George, Rocky, and I are going on a bike ride for a couple of days to Negara in SW Bali, not that we need a reason but I just collected my new Honda PCX, and I haven’t seen much of West Bali. Negara is an interesting but…

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Bedugul

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01/07/2018

July 2018
Bedugul is a lake resort in Bali’s central highlands and famous for its fruit and vegetables especially strawberries. Cool and crisp it’s a great place to escape the humidity and busy tourist areas. We had a really pleasant few days away with Anita and Tim on a Yoga…

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Nusa Penida

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01/07/2018

July 2018
We are spending a few days on Nusa Penida a craggy limestone island mostly ignored by travelers but only 30 minutes by fast boat from Sanur. We are – Irene, Jude, Cathy, George, Harry and me.

Day 1 – Nusa Penida East Coast
It’s early morning as we hustle our…

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The JOGJA Tour

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01/07/2018

June 2018
Seminyak Bali to Yogyakarta Java – 1,200km – 8 days. I’m going on a motorbike tour through the mountains, rural villages and the back roads of Java to Yogyakarta (Jogja) where I’ll meet Cathy for some sightseeing before flying back to Bali.

DAY 1 -…

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The Selfie Collection

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01/07/2018

The Selfie: I suspect most people all over the world love taking selfies. While easily derided I find them colourful, joyful and animated and a pleasure to watch and photograph.

Beijing – Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace. The locals love a selfie so I took…

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Indonesian Warungs

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01/07/2018

Colourful signage, exotic smells, smoky fires and steaming pots. Chatty customers sitting on red plastic stools at shiny worn benches. These cheap and cheerful food-stalls are a part of everyday life.

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Lombok Tour

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01/07/2018

April 2018
My friend George and I are riding our motor bikes around Lombok for a few days. George enjoys touring and I’ve been wanting to visit NZ friend Julian to see his subdivision in Kuta-Lombok (https://www.kutaheights.com/) as well as ride over Mt Rinjani an active volcano and the second…

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Bali Mountain Tour

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01/01/2018

August 2016
We are riding the back way across Bali’s majestic mountains from Medewi to Amed. There are no major roads running east-west across the mountains because most roads follow the river valleys down to the sea.

This less travelled route takes us along small roads through rural Bali around the…

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Renovating Villa Harry

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01/01/2018

My friend Paul leased an old 2 storey, 10 room Kos (a bit like an Indo motel) in Seminyak. If you’ve ever seen ‘The Block’ you’ll know just what I mean – a bit of a dump but in a good location and good bones. Paul got a local…

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Larantuka Tour – Bali to Flores

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01/01/2018

Larantuka Tour – Bali to Flores
March 2017
We’re going on a ride to Larantuka, a small historic port languishing on the eastern tip of the island of Flores and 1,367km from Bali along Indonesia’s volcanic vertebrae.

According to Google it’s about 40 hours by vehicle including 10…