Posts Tagged Travel

Flotsam & Jetsam

There we sat at the store mentally prepared for the overnight ferry journey, lacking in clean clothes, a place to stay and any possible contact with the outside world. Both Vicki and I held this hope that at any moment there would be a new message to say the boat was coming it was just a bit late, or that it would be here Friday and not Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tribal Marks

My Father asked me a question before I left England for this leg of my journey. It was a question I didn’t know the direct answer too, but I said there’s always a possibility, I mean, I can never say I won’t do it again I just need the right idea or to be in the right place. Read the rest of this entry »

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Way Down Deep…

Our first morning in the jungle started with a wild symphony of calls and song. The pigs had returned from their feasting at some point the evening before and settled beneath the house in their muddy pits. They began the day with a good old lung cleaning squeal and grunt, joined in by a chorus of roosters cock-a-doodle-dooing, Read the rest of this entry »

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Highways and Byways

Our first day on the jungle trip was far from the wilds of the tropical wilderness, we had to reach the island of Siberut off the western coast of Sumatra and the only way there was via an over night ferry from Padang.

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Jungle Ready

After the usual affair of breakfast and internet over at the Turret Cafe, where they’ve always just sold out of watermelon and honey, Vicki and I had to prepare for our adventurous six day jungle expedition, which we’d be leaving for the following morning. Read the rest of this entry »

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