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Monthly Archives: January, 2014

Farewell Nusa Tenggara

Nusa Tenggara is a land of extremes, from extreme poverty to extreme luxury. In November 2013, Bali airport received 37% of all foreign tourist arrivals to Indonesia (far more than any … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Review – Burial Rites – 3 1/2 Stars

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent was shortlisted for the 2013 Guardian First Book Award and is ranked number 1 on iTunes. Kent was born in 1985 and this is an outstandingly accomplished first novel … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Poverty and Indonesia

I’ve spent the past 3 weeks travelling in Java, Lombok and Gili Trawangan with my family of 4, including two young children. The two weeks before that we travelled in … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

Travels in Indonesia with children part 17 (Gili Trawangan)

Our final day on Gili Trawangan dawned bright and clear and we had coffee and smoothies at the lovely French restaurant Wilson’s Retreat next door, followed by breakfast at our … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Travels in Indonesia with children part 16 (Gili Meno)

Today we took the public ferry to Gili Meno. This gave us 5 1/2 hours to explore the third of the Tiga Gili. Gili Meno lies in between Gili Trawangan … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Travels in Indonesia with children part 15 (Gili Air)

We were delighted to wake this morning to patches of blue sky but the wind and swell made us apprehensive about our snorkeling trip. With the help of Google we … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Travels in Indonesia with children part 14 (Gili Trawangan)

To wind up our 5 weeks of travel through west Malaysia and Indonesia we have moved to the tiny island of Gili Trawangan which is off the north west coast … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Travels in Indonesia with children part 13 (Lombok)

This is a post dedicated to the traditional village of Segenter in the north of Lombok, on the road that links the coast to Senaru and the setting off point … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

Travels in Indonesia with children part 12 (Lombok)

Lombok is a beautiful island and perfect for relaxing. Even during the wet season it’s a lovely place to be with children, especially when staying at a resort with a … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

Travels in Indonesia with children part 11 (Lombok)

I received a complaint from a regular reader that I placed too many photos in the post about our visit to Prambanan. Sorry for that and I’ll use a lot … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · 2 Comments