Monthly archive January, 2013
Yes, Jakarta rains!

Yes, Jakarta rains!

In Jakarta, we were a bit concerned about how much time we had left on our Indonesian visa. We thought we’d be cutting it fine riding up Sumatra and then catching a boat to Singapore from there: if the boat didn’t take the bikes, we’d be in trouble. So we spent half a day investigating...
The Iron Horse

The Iron Horse

We caught a train from Yogyakarta to Jakarta, an overnight train (sitting upright). Bikes and trains don’t mix that well in Indonesia: you must package your bike up and organise for a freight transport company to put your bike on the train at one end and take it off at the other. We wanted to...
The Coconut Issue

The Coconut Issue

Back in Melbourne, we drank Schulz raw organic bath milk. In Java, we have taken to drinking fresh coconut. Yum (but not as yum).
Finding the right place to stay

Finding the right place to stay

Which way now David?
Tantrum Hill

Tantrum Hill

We arrived in Bali. Instead of setting off on the journey straight away we decided to relax…acclimatise in Ubud.
The Ghan

The Ghan

Boxing Day Drive

Boxing Day Drive

A few days after boxing day, and we were all ready to go! We’d been up until 1am packing, and were up again at 5am to get on the road.