TRAVEL – Three Months across Indonesia

What an Amazing World!

Nutmeg and Clove from the Spice Islands Nutmeg and Clove from the Fabled Spice Islands

If you have been following my blog for a while, you must have noticed that on July 1 this year I embarked on an extended trip – longer than any I had ever done – across South and Southeast Asia to follow the ancient Spice Route. We are now in Mandalay on our last day in Myanmar before heading to India, to explore the spice trading ports on both the Malabar and Coromandel Coasts along with some other places in the country. We were in Indonesia for the first three months of this trip and for me it was such an eye-opening journey as I got to know my country better and encountered so many different cultures that make up this large and unbelievably diverse nation.

On July 1 James flew from Hong Kong to Jakarta and we were joined by two fellow bloggers, Bart and Badai

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