Homesickness is real!

merantau

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2013
Location
Lombok Indonesia, Bendigo Australia
Bikes
Kawasaki KLX150, Honda Vario
It's now been just over 28 months since I last breathed Indonesian air, inhaled those spicy garlic smells and the pungent aroma of clove scented cigarttes, swam in the warm water of a deserted bay or drank strong black coffee at a roadside warung.

Do I miss it? Is the Pope a Catholic? I long for those roads that hug the blue waters of Sumbawa's glorious coasts , for the pristine white sand beaches of south Lombok, for the spectacular road of 10,000 bends that spans Flores taking in its south coast, its north coast, its mountainous volcanic spine, its verdant padi-green plateau and its forets of kemiri trees with their sugar coated leaves that sparkle in the morning sunshine.

I miss the ferries that spirit me from island to island. I miss the anticipation, the excitement of arriving at a lonely outpost in the middle of the night, riding deserted streets accompanied only by the cackle of my exhaust as I search for a lodging.

But most of all I miss the people, their big welcoming smiles, their laughter, their spirit, their humanity, their kindness, their openess. I REALLY want to get back there SOON.
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merantau

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2013
Location
Lombok Indonesia, Bendigo Australia
Bikes
Kawasaki KLX150, Honda Vario
Some random photos of where I want to be right now!
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Snakeboy

Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2013
Location
RTW
Bikes
Honda Crf 250L 2012, Yamaha XT660Z Tenere 2011
Lovely photos there Steve.

Of all the 55 countries I travelled through on during my RTW trip Indonesia was the one I fell most for. So if you guys havent been there - dont hesitate go there and ride a bike all around, its amazing!
 
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