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Old 06-21-2012, 08:44 AM   #6
bokad OP
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2 - 3 June 2012
Across Lombok and Sumbawa.

After returning to Lombok it's a short drive across the island and then another ferry to Sumbawa. On Sumbawa we find the best roads we've seen so far. Smooth and curvy new asphalt along the coast with very few vehicles. Eventually we find a sign explaining why we have been blessed with such great conditions. The roads are part of an Australian aid project. Not sure why Aussie tax payers want to build roads in Indonesia, but thanks! We appreciate it! Please make it to Java soon! The smooth roads, the sunset, the green, the blue. It's all just perfect. We make good time and take very few pictures.

We reach the end of Sumbawa and find a hotel near the port. Early morning 9 hour ferry to Flores tomorrow.

p.s. We are now officially "off the map". Google maps doesn't show any roads past Lombok so we're winging it until we can find another source.

Superb driving. No potholes, no people.

Superb driving. No potholes, no people.

Good roads make happy travellers.


Even Ural is happy. Everyone loves a sunset trip to the seaside!

It always amazes me how different things look at high and low tide.
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