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Taman Hutan Raya and Lembang

There’s so many nice things to do on the outskirts of Bandung. I did a couple of nice trips; one to Taman Hutan Raya, which is a national park with loads of trees, caves, monkeys, and waterfalls, and then another trip to Lembang which has hot-springs. I got to wear a scarf to and from the hot springs because it was so cold – can you believe it? Indonesia in a scarf!

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surf’s up

I flew to Bali from Java last Saturday for a week of surfing. After 2 months out of the water, it took me 4 days, really, to start feeling like I’m capable again. When I first arrived it was quite big and messy. I paddled out and caught waves but I just didn’t have the physical capability to get truly stuck into it; it really sucks how quickly I lose surf fitness.

It was only yesterday and today that I started to feel, yes! I bought a ‘new’ (second-hand) board. It utterly rips. Paddles well and is super fast. I really, really like it. I’d love a few weeks of getting to know it better, but alas, it’s back to work for me on Monday.

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