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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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Sunsets and seaweed in Lembongan

This post was written before the previous one about the bus journey… We got ourselves on the early morning public boat to Lembongan Island. You board this traditional wooden boat by wading through the waves and heaving yourself on board. The boat was crowded, probably overloaded, and we sat up on the roof with nothing [...]

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Up north and back again

We headed up to the north of Bali and spent a few days at Lovina by the beach. It’s less touristy up there and a bit quieter, although every local seems to want to put you in a taxi to somewhere. The taxi drivers stand around the streets shouting ‘transport’ at you as you walk [...]

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Nobody likes a bent copper

Today we set off to return our motorbike to Kuta after 9 days hire, our final journey of about 8 miles. About half way there we stopped at a red light on a major junction, about three lanes of traffic from all sides. Just opposite was a Police box housing a traffic Policeman who was [...]

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A Song and Dance in Ubud

Ubud as I mentioned before is the cultural capital of Bali. This island really excels in the production of art and music. There are thousands of small shops lining the roads selling very intricate and time consuming carvings, in styles and subjects to suit all tastes. I’d put money on it that you’d find some [...]

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