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The journey that never ends....


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38 hours of travelling - does that sound like fun to anyone? I hope not, because we can definitely testify that it was not altogether too enjoyable! Here is a run down of our epic journey....

Ranthanbhore to Delhi you have already read about, and if you were wondering, Tam was successful in spending every single rupee we had left - good work Tam!!

Flight from Delhi to Kuala Lumpur - uneventful except for the fact that they kept trying to feed us inappropriate meals every half an hour! I know, I know, they were trying to get our bodies in sync with the KL time, but seriously - curry at 3am when you're stone cold sober..... not recommended!!!

Kuala Lumpur airport.... VERY CHEAP BOMBAY SAPPHIRE!!!! WOOOOOOPPPP!!!!! Not a drop of water to be found in the whole terminal, but plenty of cheap booze! And of course, Adam, who arrived safe and sound :-D

KL to Bali - a near empty plane! Joy!

Bali.... Now the fun begins! It was about midday when we arrived, it was pouring with rain outside (not the best start to a beach holiday!) and we had been travelling for over 24 hours on no sleep.... This was when we remembered to check how to actually get from Bali to the Gili Islands, where we would be staying for the next five days. The answer? By boat, in fact, by a boat that left 3 hours earlier! Uh oh! Thank God for free wifi! A quick check on trip advisor and we decided to catch a flight to Lombok. By this point Tam and I were on functionality rotation - i.e. I had completely zoned out and she was whirling around sorting things out left, right and centre! Within half an hour we were booked on a flight to Lombok in five hours time.

While waiting for the plane in the sweltering heat we decided we needed a drink and had to get to grips with the ridiculous currency out here - it doesn't take a lot to be a millionaire and a bottle of coke will cost you thousands!!

Next hurdle - how to get from the airport in Lombok to a port where we could get a boat. Tam was on form again and sorted us out a rather expensive, although hassle free, transfer all the way to the Gili Islands. She finally zoned out before we boarded the plane and Adam took over to herd us both onto the flight in our zombified state. I come alive again when we arrive in Lombok and let Tam and Adam both sleep on the transfer to the port, where I had a minor argument about the exchange rate with the driver (which we undeservedly won, it turns out!) and then we were onto the boat to head out to paradise! So now it is going on for 10pm the day after we began travelling and we are exhausted!

I will leave it to Adam's first ever blog entry to tell you about our paradise island, for me it is definitely time to sleep!!

Jo xxx

Posted by Tam-Jo 00:54

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A journey to remember forever!!! After a well earned sleep, Iam sure you felt like enjoying paradise. Love Mom and Trev xxxx

by cathy hodgson

Dont forget to save some money to pay the tax when you leave Bali! Xx

by Callie

Ummm - cheap Bombay Sapphire! Sounds like heaven! xx

by Mum and Dad (Ven)

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