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Pangkalan Kerinci, Sumatra

The township of Pangkalan Kerinci (or Kerinci, as the locals call it) reminded me of Ashburton or Milton (in New Zealand) in that it consisted of one main street. All the businesses lining that one street (for a couple of … Continue reading

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My intrepid journey to Pangkalan Kerinci, Sumatra

During the drive to Kerinci, I felt like I was starring in my own version of ‘Dangerous Roads’ or ‘Intrepid Journeys’. What an adventure! Heaps of scooters, trucks, and decent looking SUV’s…in fact, most of the cars looked brand new … Continue reading

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Sumatra

The flight from KL to Pekanbaru, Sumatra, only takes an hour. By the time you’ve ascended and descended, there’s barely enough time for the crew to ask if you need an arrivals form or want a snack. Pekanbaru is situated … Continue reading

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Dear Jetstar, thank you for losing my bag…

This will shock a few of my fellow Kiwis, but seriously…thank you. I met some great people through the Fellowship of Lost Luggage, and dealing with this for the first time, in a foreign country? You can’t buy that kind … Continue reading

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Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur

Tall statues compete with the natural wonder of limestone cliffs poking out of an urban jungle. The Batu Caves seem like a mini Hindu Disneyland. Just as well set up for tourists as Disneyland is…it’s easy to get to by … Continue reading

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Introduction to Kuala Lumpur

I’ll be honest, Kuala Lumpur was originally just a place from which to get a cheap flight to Sumatra and a train to Singapore. I didn’t do much reading up on it, even though I did plan on being there … Continue reading

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