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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 […]

August 23rd, 2011 | Asia

Kelimutu Volcano….

I awoke from the sleep of the dead with sunlight streaming through the window of my room at the Safari Hotel… I had slept for nine hours straight, something I had not had the luxury of for what felt like a very long time… I think my body and brain had colluded sometime during the […]

August 22nd, 2011 | Asia

Labuanbajo to Ende… A Ride to Remember…!!

After a quick breakfast consisting of two cups of black coffee and a banana pancake, I left Labuanbajo just as the sun was beginning to light up the sky… With Simon’s warnings about biting off too much in a single day still ringing in my ears, I pointed the Big Fella east and let him […]

August 21st, 2011 | Asia

Houston…!! We Have a Problem…!!

Just in case you all thought that riding through the wilds of Flores was a piece of cake…!! There was more than the usual excitement out on the road today…!! There I was, minding my own business on the wrong side of the road, on a hairpin bend, when this little scooter appeared in front […]

August 20th, 2011 | Asia

The Dragons of Rinca…

Simon had come down with a cold, and decided to sleep late, leaving me to look for a boat out to Rinca on my own… I dressed by the light of the early dawn, and went to see if there was any coffee brewing in the hotel kitchen… The Wisata Hotel was a favourite stop […]