An old friend pops up in the surf November 28th 2009 I hope you didn’t think I perished in Bali, having left the blog hanging there weeks ago!
I found a clean place to stay in Kuta, without airconditioning, but with two swimming pools (one was obviously not enough for the ambitious owners). There I caught up with a little sleep and set off to discover Kuta - still a hugely popular destination for Australian beach and party lovers who want to go ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta 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
In which I try to get from London to the east coast of Australia with limited recourse to flight - using trains, ferries, buses, taxis, tuk tuks, motorbikes and abras. I have had to catch a disappointing number of flights, and have now reached the Gold Coast (6 December) where I am completely relaxed. Now, to catch up with that blogging...... full info