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Borneo Orangutan Tour

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01/07/2019

May 2019 We are spending a few days on the Sekonyer River Kalimantan visiting the Orangutan Research Stations in the Tanjung Puting National Park (TPNP). Borneo and Sumatra are the only two places in the world where you can see Orangutans in the wild.

Day 1 – Denpasar Bali…

Indonesia Travel Journals

Sumba Pasola

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01/07/2019

February 2019 Cathy and I are off to Sumba Island to see to see the Pasola festival. Held early each year it is a spectacular harvest festival where bareback spear-wielding, ikat-clad horsemen gallop at each other hurling their hand-carved spears to ritualise traditional tribal conflicts, appease the spirits and…

Bali Indonesia Travel Journals

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…

East Asia Travel Journals

Mongolia

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01/07/2018

September 2018
Sandwiched between China and Russia, Mongolia is best known for its rugged expanses, nomadic culture, the Gobi desert and of course Genghis Khan. We figured it’s not really a motor scooter sort of place so we are going on our first small group tour including a China stopover.
As…

East Asia Travel Journals

China – Beijing

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01/07/2018

We visited Beijing for a few days on the way back from Mongolia. While we have separated our journal, each stands alone and they are part of one journey.

Day 9 – Ulaan Baatar to Beijing
We fight our way through the UB traffic (1.5m people), jump on a jet and…

Bali Indonesia Travel Journals

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…

Bali Indonesia Motorbike Trips Travel Journals

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…

Bali Indonesia Motorbike Trips Travel Journals

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 -…

Bali Indonesia Motorbike Trips Travel Journals

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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The Sumbawa Goat

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01/01/2018

One of the delights of travelling through Indonesia is the island of Sumbawa – beautiful people, great roads, little traffic, just lots of crazy goats. Now, goats know nothing about road rules and are more kamikaze than a schoolie in Kuta. We are stuck in the dusty port town…