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Bukittinggi Market  

Bukittinggi Market

I'd like a bag of ducks and could you put it on the bill please.
It's Not Surfing But ......

January 17th 2015
"Excuse me mam. Excuse me sir. Would it be possible for me to speak with you please"?A question of that nature, right or wrong, immediately launches Penny and myself into defensive autopilot. There's an almost intrinsic assumption that the enquirer wants to procure something from us we don't want to hand over. Ever the foreign the diplomat, I'll always suspiciously oblige; "Sure. What is it you ... read more
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Indonesian Flag 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
1st February 2015

Wild and wacky!
As usual, your humor hits the spot ("Padang fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down"), and your narrative rather makes me want to visit. I share your dubious view of others approaching me--here in South America, they are often serious scammers. However, the photo takers are interesting because we travelers often want images of exotic people we don't know, so why not these Bukittingis? Good for you for going against the flow for a bit!
2nd February 2015

yep, South America doesn't have a mortgage on scammers but there's still no shortage either.

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