The majority of photos in this RR were taken with my camera, but some of Rudy's, Eca's and Didi's photo's will appear in the report to give a different perspective - thanks in advance guys !
So lets get started.............
I met up with the other riders Rudy, Didi, Eca and Sofan at the hotel and we went into town for “The Final Supper”.
Rudy & Didi are both from Jakarta and we’ve ridden together on many trips including our last IOF expedition in Sulawesi 3 years ago. Sovan I knew from some offroad weekends in Java. This was the first time I have met Eca who is a mate of Didi’s.
Eca , Rudy , Didi
And theres Sovan
The staff at the restaurant
After a fantastic meal and a few beers, we headed back to the hotel for a briefing from Samsyir, the expedition leader.
It turns out that I will be joined by some other non Indonesian's on the trip. A guy from Utah, a couple from Melbourne and 2 journalists from Holland and Italy.
After looking at the map on the wall, the size of the undertaking I was about to embark on hit me ! I went to bed and didn't sleep very well.
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