Trouble in Paradise

Five months in Indonesia has come to an end. You might wonder why I stayed here for five months… I’ve got many excuses; because I can… the weather in Australia wasn’t right yet… visa.. blah blah blah. But the truth is simple… I met this guy… I won’t trouble you with details (if you want…

Bali back roads and more beaches

Back in Malang I could hardly wait to try out my new bike. But I did spend a few days acclimatizing and just lazing around with friends. The morning of my scheduled departure I was up and bouncing around my hotel room at 3a.m. waiting for the first shimmer of sunlight so I could get…

‘Multicyclingdutchgirl’

I’ve covered more distance this past month than ever before in my life. Sadly hardly any of it was by bicycle. But, great and amazing things once again have happened. And I am going to tell you all about it right now. As you might know, I’ve gone back to Holland. Just for one month.…

Black Bali Beaches, Temples and Tartare

I actually managed to leave Malang, Ruud & the boys. Exactly 4 weeks after I arrived I got back on the bicycle. If only I’d known the rainy season here runs from mid November ‘till mid March, I might have considered visiting Indonesia some other time then… well, from mid November ’till mid March. Not…

Malang

I’ve cycled about 20km since my last update… downhill. Into town, to take the bike to a bicycle shop where I left her for nearly two weeks while I was busy…ish. I got talking to a guy in the bike shop on the 31st of December. His name is Ricky. And while we were waiting…

Boys and Bikes

There are a few peculiar or plain weird things I’ve noticed in Indonesia since I got here. -Men Smoke. Not a lot of men smoke, but ALL men smoke. I’ve been told it’s not polite for a woman to smoke. I still get offered cigarettes every day… -Birds. People like their caged birds. You see…

Miss Berani

Never have I been called Mister so many times before. “HELLO MISTER!”, “GOOD MORNING SIR!”, along with “I LOVE YOU!” and, strange enough;” HELLO, WHAT ARE YOU?” … Well. I’m NOT a Mister, try telling them. But I am starting to fall in love with Indonesia. It shot up in my charts and is right…