Indonesia III - Gilis and Lombok June 30th 2011 (N) The crossing from Bali to the Gilis left us shaken & stirred. So when our pubescent captain announced the arrival at the first of the three Gili Islands, Gili Trawangan, I didn’t care that it wasn’t the island of our choice – I just wanted to get the hell off. In the dark, we were ferried to the mainland in the standard wooden nutshell and experienced a second near-capsize as a large wav ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Lombok 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
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After almost ten years of rat-racing around in London, we have decided to ditch, well.... everything, to go explore the world. Having suitably begun our trip in the cradle of the world - Africa, our 15 month journey will see us hiking mountains in Peru, jungle trekking in Bolivia, wine tasting in Argentina, desert roaming in Chile, and beach bumming in Brazil.... after that, it's on to Bangkok, the gateway to South East Asia which we will explore for five months before heading to our final destination, Australia.
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