June 2014

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Bali, Hi

15,604 km so far. A little more than 15 months ago Jane and I dreamed our trip would one day bring us to Bali. When we were in Berlin in September last year, the dream started seeming realistic enough for us to print “Beijing to Bali” cards for the second half of our trip. In […]

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Grateful Photo #181

A warm welcome and a comfy bed at Hardy’s Hotels in Negara.  ♥

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Good Ride By The Seaside

15,480 km so far. After yesterday’s kerfuffle with the incompetent and dishonest folks who run the various public transportation options on Java, there was nothing for it but to get on our bikes and ride. But first, we enjoyed a hearty and delicious breakfast in the garden at Rumah Wahidin, which we highly recommend if […]

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Grateful Photo #180

Being near the ocean.  ♥

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Belly Of The Earth

15,385 km so far. Crossing the Tengger Caldera, which contains within its walls four newer volcano cones and the Sand Sea, felt like we were on another planet. The caldera is 10 km in diameter, and its base is covered entirely in black sand and ash that has been spit out by Bromo and the […]

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Grateful Photo #179

The chance to sit on the edge of a volcano.  ♥

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A Thoroughly Stupid Day

15,342 km so far. In 15 months of travelling, with many days that could compete for stupidest day, none were more stupid than today. It started out with the disheartening news that to enter the Mount Bromo park, we would have to pay the equivalent of $25 each. I was sure I’d read that it […]

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Grateful Photo #178

Signs of civilization.  ♥

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Bromo Or Bust

15,326 km so far. Note: for those of you keeping track, we have adjusted our total distance today to reflect an error we found, where one ride was added twice. When we set off this morning, we knew the ride would put all the work we have done on this trip to the test. We […]

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Grateful Photo #177

Mountains.  ♥

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