Another private group has climbed Mt Rinjani… joining the on-going efforts of individuals to keep our iconic 3,726m volcano clean.
The trip was organised spontaneously by Indonesian nature lover, Rosita, and included Petr Hindrich, the founder of ‘green-books.org’ from the Czech Republic and ‘green-books.org’ volunteers Antonio (Italy) and Andreas (Germany).
With many thousands of people travelling in Indonesia during the “high season’ over the next few months, we want to remind everyone that death and injury from methanol-contaminated alcohol continues to be a real threat.
This month, another tourist and her local partner have died from suspected methanol poisoning in Bali.
Twenty years ago, I was happy to follow the backpacker trail through Indonesia – staying in cheap mosquito-infested hostels, sleeping wrapped in a sarong in the hopes of escaping bed bug bites, and throwing buckets of water around a mildewy tiled room and calling it a shower.
Twenty years on and those days are far behind. Too many mornings waking up with a bad back and a few tropical diseases along the way has cured me of that kind of travel.
Verve Beach Club & Restaurant in Mangsit is becoming a popular place for parties and gatherings! Long-term expat resident Anna celebrated her special birthday with family and friends from Australia and Indonesia with a Sunset Party at the beachfront venue this month… Happy birthday, Anna!