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Back to Indonesia

Every budget traveler, from every geographical location, has a local bus horror story to share. Sometimes several.  We’ve all done our time.  The stories are so ubiquitous that no one wants to hear them anymore.  I’ve personally sat on boxes of onions for 10 hours (Laos), watched kids poop in the aisle between the seats […]

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Crossing the DMZ – Leaving Indonesia

My biggest fear was that East Timor would be an extension of Indonesia under a different name and flag. It didn’t take long for that theory to be smashed on the dirty street when I walked out of the barbed wire around my hostel one morning and a UN helicopter was taking off across the […]

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