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Wednesday, May 25th, 2005

Some folks have told us they could use a map. We haven’t found a single map that shows all of Indonesia with enough detail to follow the trail, but there are some good maps at the U. Texas Library website:

In particular, the clickable map at:

allows you to zoom in to maps of Nusa Tenggara with a lot of detail.

Days 69-70: Here There Be Dragons (Big Ones This Time!)

Saturday, May 21st, 2005

It’s not every day you get a few feet from something that would be happy to eat you.
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Days 62-68: Bladders of Steel

Saturday, May 21st, 2005
Sorry for the delay in blog posts. We actually stopped in two towns "with internet access" on Flores. The first had been broken for over a year, and the second was at least 3 months in disrepair. Flores is a ... [Continue reading this entry]

Days 59-62: Waiterang, Flores

Thursday, May 12th, 2005
We decided to get off the beaten tourist track and so we flew to Maumere on the island of Flores and headed to the village of Waiterang. We had a stopover in Waingapu on Pulau Sumba with cows grazing along ... [Continue reading this entry]

Days 55-58: Bali

Sunday, May 8th, 2005
Halo Mister! Flew to the island of Bali, Indonesia a few days ago and headed north to the string of small villages called Lovina (which we're told means Love Indonesia). The place must have had less than a dozen ... [Continue reading this entry]

Days 50-51: Coffs Critters

Monday, May 2nd, 2005
Some critters from the past few days. We'd seen a drawing of a beetle like this guy in an 1800's natural history book. Must have eaten his spinach with those burly forelegs. bigleg_beetle.jpg Big ol' butterfly ... [Continue reading this entry]

Days 49-52: Coffs Harbor

Monday, May 2nd, 2005
Not much to report from the past few days. Spent most of it in Coffs Harbor and the surrounding national parks. Still haven't found a platypus..... The backside of Crystal Falls in Dorrigo National Park. crystalfallsback.jpg[Continue reading this entry]