- Aug 13, 2013
- Lombok Indonesia, Bendigo Australia
- Kawasaki KLX150, Honda Vario
Indonesia has around 17,000 islands and, in size, Sumbawa ranks solidly in the top ten. For whatever reason (I actually blame some early guidebooks which painted it as a hot bed of Islamic fundamentalism) it is, apart from some surfing sites, untouristed. For the motorcyclist it is a paradise. Friendly, honest people, great food, wonderful, desertef beaches, very little traffic, great main roads, challenging secondary roads and tracks, virgin forests, neolithic sites, Hindu/Buddhist sites, Sultan's palaces, Tambora volcano, traditional boat building and more.