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Jakarta

Travelling with really big boxes

sunny 28 °C

After a 3am wake up in Toowoomba, we put the boxed bikes in the car and headed for the airport. We delivered the car at the parking service and made new friends on the minibus with the man who had one of our boxes wedged between his knees and all the others whose vision was obstructed. We knew it would be a bit dodgy with the weight but all went well and we flew via Singapore to Jakarta.

For the taxi from the airport, Ben said to get a Blue Bird, the guide book talked of a Silver Bird but I'd actually booked a Golden Bird through the hotel. After avoiding all the other birds wanting to help me as I ran over people wheeling the boxes through the airport, I eventually found a man calling out for Mr Cornelius. I also found a man to store the bikes with and after negotiating a fair price, we put them in storage and took a luxury ride in our Golden Bird to the Harris Tebet. Brilliant friendly Indonesian service has made for a relaxing time here. We are having a rest up today as Ben is up at an indigenous festival until this evening. We'll have a short explore during the day and do some beers by the pool in the afternoon.

Posted by Neil-Sonia 21:08 Archived in Indonesia

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