Time Travels in Southeast Asia

Monday, 10 November 2008

Top of Batur

Brian Thacker has written a bunch of books (check his website for the full story) and is currently working on a new one, following my original trail around Southeast Asia. It’s been 34 years since Maureen and I spent a year exploring the region to write the very first edition of Southeast Asia on a Shoestring. Last month in Bali I rented a motor scooter and joined Brian on a little excursion from Ubud, up the slopes of the Mt Batur volcano. Back in 1974 I’d written up a five day motorcycle circuit of Bali and remarkably Brian and I managed to find the same losmen (a small Indonesian hotel) where we’d stayed all those years ago. Check the story on his ‘back in time’ travels in the Melbourne Age newspaper.