Tagged: indonesia

A Tough Question

In Magic Lounge, the drinking den where we sprawl on orange sofas and use their satellite internet after a day on the beaches of Kuta,...

We Learn to Surf…

We have come to Kuta, in the south of Lombok, to learn to surf. And the beach, Selong Belanak, 20km or so west of Kuta,...

First Leg. Second Thoughts?

Struggling to get off the ferry, I begin to wonder whether my wizard wheeze, to ride a motorbike through Indonesia to Papua with my ten-year-old...

I Get A Driving License!

“When is it acceptable to leave the scene of an accident?” the question asks. “A) When you have been involved in a fatal accident and...

Water apples amid leaves.

The Sunday Six: Amazing Asian Fruits

1: Water Apple Probably the single prettiest fruit in Asia, these scarlet beauties have a mild, dilute taste and scent that’s like a combination of...

In Conversation

Her voice catches me first. It’s actressy, well-honed, modulated, and, my lord, it carries. It’s like Princess Diana in her “three people in this marriage”...