FROM THE ARCHIVES

Hello all

I wrote this post in July 2012 when Geoff and I were cruising around the top of Australia to celebrate Geoff’s 70th Birthday. The ship also stopped in Lombok, Indonesia. What a shock we got when we saw the conditions that people lived in! As I have just shared a post this week showing some photos of Lombok to demonstrate CONTRAST, I thought it would be a good time to share this post from two years ago. Enjoy!

We were greeted by the locals at the port

We were greeted by the locals at the port

THE ISLAND OF LOMBOK IN FOUR HOURS!

It all began the moment we set food on Indonesian soil at Lombok Island. We were pestered by the locals trying to get our business.

On one side was a short man saying: “Missus, you want car to take you around island? Only $75 Missus.”

On the other side was a stall holder, a tall thin man holding a necklace: “You buy necklace lady, only $40.

With a shake of my head another necklace appeared “Maybe this one lady?”

The read the whole post click here: https://tessross.wordpress.com/the-best-of-life-with-tess/the-island-of-lombok-in-four-hours/

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