Sunday, May 9, 2010

I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not like ... Indonesia.

I cannot WAIT to get out of this country. Okay, I tried to put a positive spin on our travels in Java and had high hopes for Bali, but jeez Louise, this place has worn both of us down and out!

The very high point of our time in Indonesia was our time on the Gili Islands (we went to Trawangan and to Air)- they were spectacularly beautiful, the water is the clearest I have seen in my life, and the locals were really relaxed and friendly. We spent nearly two weeks reading, walking, swimming, and snorkelling there. I can highly recommend a visit if you fly right into Lombok, take a boat directly to the Gilis, and bypass Java and Bali.

Tomorrow we fly to Singapore, (we promise not to spit on the sidewalks) and on Thursday, we return to Portland.

This has been the most incredible adventure of my life, and I wouldn't trade anything for the experiences (the good and the not so good) we've had! See you all soon!


  1. Rebekah and Colin, We have sooo enjoyed traveling vicariously with you for the last seven months! Now I am just as excited to know that you are back HOME in the States; and we will look forward to your next visit to "the forest"!! xoxo tly

  2. Rebekah and Colin thanks much for all yr efforts on posting.

    I've been reading the blog all this week after Colin kindly gave me a bell.

    Whether in Seattle or here in the Kanatas a new Symba is running about $3300..they charge one for it being transported to the dealership and assembly "twats" is one word "motherphuqers" a more ascerbic tone !

    1 question i forgot to ask COlin...does the Pelican case have strap holders underneath or were the cases held on my being strapped around the entire case please ? I looked at pictures and i could see def.

    Again thanks yr time and writings..super and funny too.

    if you ever get to Kanata come and stay for a few days.

    All good things,

    Simon (Fellows)

    supachramp at yahoo dot com 778 373 1938