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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 […]

August 16th, 2011 | Asia

Yet Another Long Goodbye…!!

My bags were packed, the Big Fella loaded, blessed and ready to ride… I had planned to leave as early as possible to take the ferry from Padangbai to Lembar, on Lombok Island. Ferries apparently left Padangbai every hour and a half, and took between four and five hours to reach the island, depending on […]

August 15th, 2011 | Asia

The Bike Blessing Ceremony…

With the date that I would be leaving Bali now finalized, Patricia was able to make the arrangements for the bike blessing ceremony which she had been wanting to have done for some time now… Nyoman, our landlord’s wife, very kindly offered to officiate in the ceremony, and at the appointed time arrived with the […]

August 14th, 2011 | Asia

Last Look at Bali…

Ubud is in the throes of great excitement… No…, not because news that I am leaving soon has become common knowledge, causing widespread celebrations, but rather because in the next few days a very special ceremonial cremation is about to take place… The King of Ubud, who recently passed away, will after much ceremony be […]

August 13th, 2011 | Asia

Sanur Beach…

Being cooped up in the house for a few days after her surgery did not sit too well with Patricia… After the fourth day of lounging about, she suggested we ride to nearby Sanur Beach to spent a few hours on the beach there… “Ok, I’ll go see if we can hire a car…” I […]

August 12th, 2011 | Asia

When Three became Six…!!

After only a few hours of sleep after our early morning return from Java, we were up again, packing our overnight bags and preparing for a short stay in a hospital in Denpasar… I was amazed to discover that Patti had never spent a day in hospital before and had little or no idea what […]