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September 4th, 2011 | Asia

Back to Bali…!!

Asia, and Bali in particular,  just wouldn’t let go of me…!! Things in Timor had worked out better than expected and leaving for Australia before the Big Fella sailed was not an option I was about to consider… Morgan Parker had spent two weeks in Darwin, waiting for his bike to get there, having left […]

September 1st, 2011 | Asia

All Done and Dusted in Dili…

I had made it to Dili with plenty of time to spare before the “Thor Libra” was due to sail… Or had I…?? On Sunday, the manager of the hotel, Alphonso, casually mentioned that Tuesday and Wednesday were public holidays in Timor Leste, and most establishments would be closed to commemorate Independence Day…!! This bit […]

August 27th, 2011 | Asia

Kupang to Dili and Country No: 80 on my World Tour…!!

Buzzing through the almost deserted streets of Kupang, I couldn’t help but notice that the parts of the town I could see, were clean and well maintained… This was a far cry from those of Sumbawa and Flores that I had been riding through recently… Captain Bligh of “HMS Bounty” fame, had spent a few […]

August 27th, 2011 | Asia

Ferry to Kupang…

The last part of my ride through Asia began with a sixteen hour ferry trip from Larantuka on Flores Island, to Kupang in West Timor… I was actually on the ferry for a total of twenty hours, as despite boarding at 10.00am, the vessel only left the harbour at 2.00pm… Those four hours alone were […]

August 25th, 2011 | Asia

Larantuka at Last…

Shorty after bidding Cornelius goodbye, a light rain began falling, making the going on the road to Maumere a little tricky… The water brought residues of oil and diesel to the surface, and feeling my rear tyre lose grip on a few of the tighter corners, I slowed down and rode cautiously through the drizzle […]

August 24th, 2011 | Asia

Watuneso Village Visit…

Cornelius, the guy I had met on the ferry from Sumbawa to Flores, was just about the only Indonesian on board who spoke any English, and we had spent a good deal of our time together discussing both my journey, and his life in Indonesia. He lived in the village of Watuneso, about 90 km […]