Pelan, Pelan .... Another trip to Bali - Birds, Bikes and Big Hills... Bird Walk June 8th 2012 So, up bright and early at 0630, there is a cool breeze and lots of bird activity. There is a school a few houses in front of the hotel and the kids are having a great time. Lots of chattering and laughter floating up to the 3rd floor. It then goes completely silent and a young boy leads a sing song chanting prayer, then silence, then it descends quickly back into play time. We sit on our balcony ... read more
Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud 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
56, in love with the world. Fell in love with Nepal. Then Iran. Now? ....
Where to next?
2016 Bibbulmun Track End to End 1050km in my home state. UPDATE 13/4/19- IT"S FINISHED!!!!!!!!!
2017- Well, that'd be the USA again then Mongolia.
Update- Mongolia is to be shelved for yet another year. Instead there is a wedding to attend in Edinburgh- but first, The West Highland Way to be walked.
2018 - Tajikistan is calling
Update- Tajikistan indeed did call, as did Kyrgyzstan. It was amazing - a 23 day 2500 km Fann Mountains/Pamir Highway Odyssey then amazing trekking in the Tien Shan.... full info