I was promised breakfast at 6am because I wanted to get an early ferry over to Lombok. But when 6am came I was glad when I couldn’t hear or smell anything and I happily turned off my alarm and reset it for 6:30. Then again for 7am. Because I had a room for two people […]Read more "A birthday to remember"
I picked up my western union transfer. It is great to have money but I am so nervous about carrying around so much cash! I Ieft Seminyak for the second time and I cycled along some really busy roads. The traffic is gross. There were pretty much no quiet moments. The cars, and especially the […]Read more "Seminyak to Padang Bai"
I was up and away nice and early ready to cycle 40km to Padang Bai to get the ferry to Lombok. It was all going smoothly until I stopped to buy some water. Afterwards I shoved my wallet in my bum bag at the front of my bike (not where I normally keep it) and […]Read more "Losing all your money and cards in Indonesia"
I had a great stay at Meriki Apartments. It was clean and quiet and lovely. Hans helped me load up all my stuff and, concerned about how much water I was carrying, tucked an extra bottle on the back. I would recommend everyone to stay there. I was excited about getting back on the bike […]Read more "Bali, Indonesia – Ubud"
Darwin We spent a few days in Darwin, in probably the worst hostel in town. The only things it had going for it were: location (away from the main noisy tourist street) and it was cheap. But you get what you pay for and we got cockroaches running around the filthy disgusting kitchen, seriously uncomfortable […]Read more "Goodbye Australia, Hello Indonesia "
There is undoubtedly more than one way to pack a bike for a flight. All airlines have different requirements, some require it to be boxed, others will only require it to be wrapped in plastic. Of course you can travel with a special bike bag or box but not when you are cycle touring because […]Read more "How to pack your bike for a flight"
Tools and spares Unfortunately owning a bike means you also have to own a lot of spare parts and tools. There are so many things you could carry just in case. I started carrying (less than) the bare minimum which are the things listed above the line, and the things listed below the line are things […]Read more "What tools and spares do you need for a cycle tour?"