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Indonesian Airports

We have passed through a few Indonesian airports on the trip. Several things stand out about them and the characteristics seem common. As you arrive to check in you will note there are no check in kiosks. Everyone has to … Continue reading

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Ambon

Our itinerary originally had one half day in Ambon. Lion Air had other ideas and maybe thought that was not enough time to get a good grasp on the city. So to avoid another Lion Air screw up we arrive … Continue reading

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Murray’s Thoughts on Sanur

It’s been a couple of days since we boarded the ‘fast boat’ from Sanur to Lembongan but I had a few notes from Sanur I wanted to include. Sanur is a much more urban environment. Almost a bedroom community to … Continue reading

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More Random Ubud

Back around 1990, Bali was on my bucket list. Time passed and Bali became a tourist mecca. Word was that it is crowded. Bali fell off the bottom of the list soon after. Precovid, after booking another dive trip to … Continue reading

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Ubud’s Magic Rice Fields

We venture away from tourist central today. The Lonely Planet had mentioned a couple of ‘walks’ that we thought we should take in. One was to the ‘magical rice fields’. The other followed two rivers north of the town. We … Continue reading

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Ubud, Bali

After being status 1 on the Gold Coast for over a week. Yesterday around noon we slipped back to 0. As of around midnight local Bali time we are now back at a stable 1. This makes no sense? It … Continue reading

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Beavers

Traveling north of Edmonton earlier this year there were signs of the endemic giant land beaver. A species not well known but definitely one people should spend the time to find out about. It is much larger than its cousin … Continue reading

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Big Knife Provincial Park

It is good to get away from the day to day routine even when you’re retired and don’t really have the pressure of a ‘job’. We thought we could sneak in a couple of days of kayaking and went camping. … Continue reading

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Visiting and Camping and Kayaking

Friday we head to Lethbridge. M our daughter and G live there and we have not seen them for a couple of years. Debbie snuck down once but I stayed back. Lethbridge is a small city and even though it … Continue reading

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Camping and Kayaking in Southern Alberta

We spent the last week camping in southern Alberta. This time, as most times camping, we had no access to internet. So this is a postscript to the trip. We headed to the far south of Alberta, the destination is … Continue reading

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