Category Archives: Travels

Indonesia and Australia 2022 Photos are Posted!

I have finally posted photos into the blog from our journey to Indonesia and Australia this past September and October. To view photos, hover over “Photos” until the drop down menu appears. The photos are under the “Asia” subheading. Hover … Continue reading

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Goodbye Australia

We flew out of Bali back into Brisbane and took the train down to the Gold Coast. We had a couple more days with M&D and enjoyed their company immensely. Walked the beach, went for coffee, had take away, talked … Continue reading

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Lion Air, Beware!

If you are ever in need of flights to or within Indonesia, do not, and I repeat DO NOT!, book with Lion Air. Try and use any other airline!  We have had nothing but trouble with them from before we … Continue reading

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Our Liveaboard Experience

There were 15 guests, of various nationalities, on our liveaboard through the Banda Sea. Two Australians, four Canadians, two Americans, two Germans, two Austrians, one Indonesian and a Dutch/English couple living in Indonesia. I find it fascinating to learn about … Continue reading

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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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Coralia

We have been aboard the Coralia for 10 days. The boat is constructed all of wood. The lower deck has four guest rooms (where we resided), crew quarters, engine room and dive deck, the main deck has the kitchen, dining … Continue reading

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Banda Islands

We are in the Banda Islands!

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Hello Mrs!

We wander Ambon this morning, down to the water and the huge outdoor market. Fruit and vegetable stalls are the primary outlets and then down side alleys are the dry goods. Bumper to bumper traffic staccato beeping, unpleasant odours, vibrant … 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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Blue Corner Dive

We dove this week on Nusa Lembongan with Blue Corner Dive. The dive operation is owned by two Albertans, Andrew and Cody. Andrew actually worked for Murray a very long time ago at Snow Valley Ski Club. When we heard … Continue reading

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