Climbing Volcano Ijen (Java)

Climbing Volcano Ijen (Java)

Kawah Ijen Volcano crater is one of the most beautiful yet dangerous places in Indonesia. An active volcano, constantly spewing sulphur smoke, the world’s largest acid lake, blue fire and a sulfur mine. What else was there to do but

Wae Rebo village (Flores)

Wae Rebo village (Flores)

After 3 months and nearly 5000 km the island of Flores was going to be the end point of my cycling in Asia.  To mark this milestone I fancied cycling to somewhere special and had seen a photograph of a village

Kayaking and diving Komodo National Park

Kayaking and diving Komodo National Park

It was another 5.30am start to my day as I had to hitch a ride on a dive boat that was heading to Komodo National Park at 7am. My plan was to enjoy 2 days of kayaking in the crystal

Komodo Dragons (Flores)

Komodo Dragons (Flores)

The previous day I had caught a ferry from Sape on the island of Sumbawa to Labuan Bajo in Flores.  Labuan Bajo was the springboard for trips into Komodo National Park. For the next few days, Komodo National Park would

The run to Flores

The run to Flores

After a few days in the port city of Bima it was time to get back on the bike and cycle up the slopes of Tambora Volcano.  It was only 50 km to the ferry port of Sape where I

The journey east continues

The journey east continues

After a few days camping at the beach it was time to get on with the job of cycling my way across Sumbawa. In front of me lay over 500 km of hills, hills and more hills, plus a final cycle

The beach – Sumbawa

The beach – Sumbawa

When planning this trip I had drawn up a kind of bucket list of things I wanted ‘to do’. One item was to find a beautiful deserted bay in Indonesia and camp on the beach, and man oh man had

The run to Sumbawa

The run to Sumbawa

There is hardly any information on the internet about the new island I was about to catch a ferry to visit – Sumbawa.  On google maps, I had seen a bay that lay about 50km from the ferry port which

Village life on Lombok

Village life on Lombok

Friendly farmers, a wedding procession and a front row seat at a circumcision – never a dull moment when cycling through the villages of northern Lombok.

Climbing Rinjani

Climbing Rinjani

The northern end of the Indonesian island of Lombok is dominated by an active volcano which looms 3700m over the surrounding countryside.  The order of the day was to climb the volcano and sleep overnight on the crater rim. It

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