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We endured fifteen hours on an Airbus. No TV or other distractions, and all food to be paid for. Add to that the quite uncomfortable seats and you’ll guess that this was a budget airline. Air Asia is a very good low cost airline, we’ve flown several times with them now and the service is [...]

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Solo or Surakarta?

Smack bang in the middle of Java is Solo, a town of a bit under a million people. On the maps it’s called Surakarta, but it’s known as Solo. It’s off the tourist trail, rarely visited but it has a few things to see, so we took a minibus for the seven hour drive there. [...]

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Food glorious food (mostly)

One of the joys of Indonesia has been the food. Nice and spicy and so affordable compared to Australia. We’ve done no cooking and eaten out twice most days. There are virtually no Indonesian restaurants in the UK but the place does have a distinctive cuisine. Nasi Goreng (fried rice) and Mie Goreng (fried noodles) [...]

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Bali Hai!

We got here with no dramas after sleeping the night at Darwin airport and having a few hassles on check in regarding our Visa arrangements for Indonesia. We have the standard 30 days in the country then we have to leave. It’s great though, we had a lovely local fish meal last night for under [...]

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