Grand Asia Lombok

Day 6 – October 31, 2012 – Lombok

We had hoped for Bali. There’s no place like Bali! But we rode our tender and shuttle into the main city and did a little shopping. I bought a couple of blouses from department stores, and we enjoyed our little photo shoots. What we saw of this island was horribly filthy, and it makes you at once sad for our crew and happy for our crew. They truly have great jobs aboard these ships.

Lombok Shopping

Came back on board to find letters in our rooms announcing that we will not be stopping in Papua New Guinea because it’s been deemed unsafe. The kidnapping of Westerners was being called for by the extremists last week in Indonesia… so we’re presuming it’s along those lines. We’re not sad to miss the port, just sad for the state of the world!

Day 7 – November 1, 2012 – Komodo


Well, well, well… we have seen the Komodo Dragons! A fun and exciting day, taking our little trek through the national park, seeing those creatures up close and personal. It was hot, it was humid, and they were scary!

Day 8 – November 2, 2012 – At Sea

Indonesia at Sea

Going along and going along. Gary had acupuncture before breakfast. We’re having our Australian immigration/passport checks today onboard. Maybe a movie, maybe more tango lessons. Still in beautifully calm waters, the occasional pod of dolphins, Indonesian islands in the distance.


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