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Travel Blogs from Ambon
... Commonwealth cemetery on this island which had been a major Japanese base. It was a solemnly beautiful site where 694 Australian servicemen are interred. It was very sobering to see their youthful ages on the markers and a few words placed by relatives. Tomorrow morning I fly off to the major island of Sulawesi and land in the city of Manado. Today I have a major smile on my face because my sweetheart Patricia should be safely at home!!
... leaving the airport I have not seen any other foreign travellers. It seems this "white tiger" is one of the major attractions. Lots of young kids want to test their school-learned English on me, Hello mister". My present accommodation is only about $20. USD a night. A full meal can range from $3;00 to $5:00. A big 620 ml beer can be bought from the supermarket for $2;50. I can get use to this.
Our next destination was the capital of the Molukus islands, Ambon. Unfortunately, the flights to the famous Banda islands were fully booked and we enjoyed a day diving with Maya in the north of Pulau Ambon. We liked very much the ride through the villages and Ambon's trendy cafés and we made a promise to come here ...
... small handful of areas in the world. To see them all during one dive was unforgettable. But how such creatures can survive, let alone thrive in such a nasty environment is a mystery to us. It took an awful lot of buckets before either of us felt even remotely clean.
Next Stop – Manila
Muck diving is by far my favorite type of diving, it is a "Where’s Waldo" of ...
... it has been sitting at room temperature does tend to temper one’s enjoyment.
Next Stop - Bali
If you know me then you can likely imagine my thoughts on padang food but really there is not much else to eat and I am pretty proud that I have been able to sustain myself on friend chicken still on the bone and rice.
Oh how I miss ...