Alone in my room

So thats it then, the end of another leg of my round the world journey. Im in Bali, at the southernmost part of the journey so far. I’m a couple of hours flight from Darwin, and I’m planning on visiting Australia on this trip. So this is the perfect time to make a 2,180 mile […]

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More buses, buses, buses

We’ve travelled by bus now for the best part of two days, and seen practically nothing. I had a terrible nights sleep. The hotel room had only a screen door, and the noise coming from outside kept me awake for a while. Then at 4am I was awoken by the sun pouring in through an […]

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Mount Bromo

Foreward I’m aware that I’m starting a great deal of these entries with a remark about the early hour at which we had to wake to head somewhere. You may have also guessed that I am not a morning person. I hate waking early. I find it difficult to fall asleep at the best of […]

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Buses, buses, buses

. I feel like I’m stuck in an infinite loop of Asia’s buses and mini-buses. Every day seems to entail another journey and they are always either 4 hours or 8 hours long. We left Yogyakarta in a small mini-bus, transferred to a larger bus, drove 8 hours and got off at a petrol station […]

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Learning Batik

I climbed into the rickshaw and told my driver, Yuno to drop me at the xxx Batik store. “Why’d you wanna go there to buy man? I can take you places closer to buy it.” “I’m not buying, I’m learning to make it.” “you an artist man?” “I can barely hold a pencil!” There is […]

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