Day 152-153: Tarakan to Bali, Indonesia June 29th 2009 June 27th
Five months to the day after first crossing into the Northern Hemisphere on our trip, we were going to cross the equator again, back to the south.
We got a bemo (tiny mini-bus) to the airport, 5km away. It was so tiny we struggled to get our backpacks in. After checking in for our multi-million Rupiah flight we had a long wait in the airport lounge. We saw one other white gu ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Denpasar 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
We are two South Africans who love traveling, snowboarding, river rafting, hiking, mountaineering and all manner of outdoor activities. We have recently sold everything we owned and quit our jobs to travel Southeast Asia and New Zealand. It is sooooo worth it!... full info