Author Archives: Sara

Sulawesi- Land of the Toraja

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The next step in our Indonesian journey is to get to the island of Sulawesi. We have been told the ferry leaves every Tuesday a 1300 for Bira and that we should be at the terminal at 9, so we showed up at 830.… Read the rest

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Flores

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Today we leave Timor and head over to the island of Flores. We had our breakfast and were on the road at 8 for the 11 km ride over to the ferry dock.

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We arrived at 830 am and were directed to the right to a covered lane filled with bikes.… Read the rest

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Indonesia : Pulau Timor = Timor Island

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We were up with the roosters again today, had breakfast, and were on the road by 9. Our plan for the day is to get near to the Indonesian border and find somewhere to stay there. Plans change.

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We had 2 km of muddy construction to get back out of town and then 32 km of good curvy road to back track to just past Aileu.… Read the rest

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Timor Leste = East Timor

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We had an Uber pick up at 645 am for the 30 km trip to the Perth airport, a 3 hour flight on Qantas to Darwin, a 2 hour layover, and then a 1 hr 1  5 min flight on Air North to Dili.… Read the rest

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Three ADV riders Living the Dream = 6500 km across Australia in a Hiace Van?

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Today we pick up our free “rental” van for repositioning from Travelers Autobarn that we had found on the Relocation vehicle web site. It will cost us about the same as 3 bikes  would on gas for the same distance.… Read the rest

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Darwin and the Northern Territory

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We are back to out team of 3 for the long ride to Darwin.

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Step one get to Hughenden … or Charter Towers.

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We had a nice morning on the Gillies twisty road.

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By 930 we were up on the table lands and though flatter and straighter riding it was not boring.… Read the rest

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Cai(r)ns it is!

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We are finally on the last push towards Cairns.

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We have recovered from the stator trauma of yesterday and are up and out early. For the first 2 hours it was straight thru farm land for the most part on the A7 Country route.… Read the rest

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In Search of Bogans?

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We are really headed north now! Well actually we had to ride south first to join the tourist route.

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We are trying to get to Cairns 1700 km north, but west as well. The road is surfaced, but at times it is just a strip of pavement down the center of a dirt road.… Read the rest

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Meeting Your Heroes

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We have opted not to go north on the “coast highway” as it is rarely on the coast and we will head inland to the hills. We did have to first book it 129 km north on the M1 freeway (this after 30 minutes just getting to it from the city).… Read the rest

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Off to the Opera!

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We dragged ourselves out of bed at 630 to get to the airport for our 8 am 1 hour flight to Melbourne and then the 3 hour wait for the 1230 and 3 hour train trip to Wodonga.  Marg was there to pick us up and bring us home for the night and an amazing dinner of lamb shanks!… Read the rest

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