Banda Aceh - clearly a mess April 13th 2007 Banda Aceh. It's about as far away from Western Civilisation as I've ever been. They even have Sharia law (conservative Islamic law) imposed.
I first arrived in Medan; the fight was actually not too bad- bit of a bumpy take-off but then Lion Air's full three-hour full flight service of a plastic of water certainly made up for it. I hope that Lion Air can expand their services to NZ.
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Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Banda Aceh The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; the islands were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence after Japan's surrender, but it required four years of intermittent negotiations, recurring hos... ... read more
I've been all round the show: started in Bali, travelled up Indo to Malaysia and Thailand, ran to Germany then spent time in the Netherlands, Belgium, Belize and France. Caught up with a mate Dan, went to Spain together and brought bikes in Seville. We then rode along the southern Spainish coastline then crossed over to Morocco where we spent a month cyling around. Upon arrival at the Algerian border, they said No so we said oh damn- we have to turn around and go back. Dan decided that Tunisia without a visa was the place for him to go, and then onto Italy. I thought it through and decided to ... full info