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Bali – Pre-honeymoon Pt 3

On Friday we were picked up at our hotel by Popie and Ari and headed up to the mountains to visit a palace there. Unfortunately we got well and truly lost on some back roads and spent ages stopping and … Continue reading

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Bali – Pre-honeymoon Pt 2

Lia’s friend Popie flew out from Jakarta on a later flight and arrived in Bali the same day as us. She had her own reasons for wanting to travel to Bali and Lia made a convenient excuse to travel there. … Continue reading

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Bali – Pre-honeymoon Pt 1

Seeing as we had to go to Jakarta to sort out some paperwork, and seeing as it’s usually cheaper to fly Garuda Perth – Denpasar and then catch a local flight to Jakarta we decided to do exactly that and … Continue reading

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Bangka Island

We weren’t the only ones heading to Jakarta from Australia. Lia’s father flew out from Sydney as well and he wanted us to go to the island where Lia was born to visit the cemetery where her mother lies. He … Continue reading

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Jakarta Shopping

One of Jakarta’s upmarket Malls The great thing about Jakarta is the shopping is cheap and the malls are abundant. We took the opportunity to get things for the wedding, including both the dress for Lia and for Emily. We … Continue reading

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The Starbucks tour of Jakarta.

It’s been two years since I was last in Jakarta and it did not take me very long before I ended up in the large shopping malls there. It seems like every time we stop in the malls Lia asks … Continue reading

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Delayed

I have said before that there is no such thing as a schedule when it comes to flying in Indonesia. I have been on quite a few domestic flights and never have I been on one that left on time. … Continue reading

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All Ok

I received news on Tuesday morning that my friends in Yogyakarta are safe. They have had some minor damage to their house but apart from that all is good. I meant to actually blog that on Tuesday but then I … Continue reading

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Yogyakarta Earthquake

I am increasingly concerned about the safety of some of my friends from the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta in central Java as I have been unable to contact them. My friends cellular telephone rang out when I tried to call, … Continue reading

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