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Bali – Negara

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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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Benoa & Negara Boats

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01/07/2019

Since 2018I love to visit Bali’s colorful fishing harbors of Benoa in the south and Negara in the east with my friend George, the old sea dog has salt water running through his veins.

Benoa – a colourful harbor in the south of Bali

Negara – another colourful…

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Bali – 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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Bali – 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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Java – Bali to Yogyakarta

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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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Selfies

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01/07/2018

Since June 2018The Selfie: People all over the world love taking a selfie. While often derided I find them colourful, joyful, animated and a pleasure to watch and photograph.

Bali – Seminyak Most mornings, and often at sunset I walk along the beach and usually find a selfie in progress.

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Asian Warungs

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01/07/2018

 

Since August 2016Colourful signage, exotic smells, smoky fires and steaming pots. Chatty customers on red plastic stools sitting at shiny worn benches. These cheap and cheerful food-stalls are a part of everyday life, not just in Indonesia but all over Asia.

Bali & Indonesia

 

 
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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

Since February 2017
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…

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Bali to Flores Tour

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01/01/2018

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 hrs of inter-island ferries between…