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Health Tips Episode 1: Skin Infections

Staying Healthy in Lombok Bacterial Skin Infections   Although I’ve only been coming to Indonesia and Lombok for a few years, I’ve had a few minor “health issues” that I feel worth sharing. Thankfully I’ve never had Malaria or Dengue Fever (I don’t use antimalarials, and rarely use a mosquito net), or any other dangerous…

10th January

There had been heavy rain or “hujan besar” during the night, thunder as well. My friend Natalya had woken with visions of the sky splitting open above her more than once. Myself, I slept through it, unaware; not because I am blessed with nerves of steel, but because I was blessed with being utterly knackered!…

9th January – Trail Running

God knows where the morning went – I think a large proportion of it was spent trying to do something on the Internet. The Internet connection is still marginal at best, making even the simple task of opening and replying to emails painstaking. By lunchtime the battle with the World Wide Web was taking its…

8th January – Mangku Sakti Waterfall

It’s a winding road, the one from Senaru to Sembalun. I wouldn’t say is dangerous, but you definitely have to keep your wits about you – it’s narrow in parts, and there’s often random road works with non-existent warning signs on the approach. Cars and small trucks can take up 80% of the road, which…

7th January: Back in Bayan

After the delayed arrival of a friend coming from Surabaya, I’ve finally made it back to Senaru and the office. My prolonged stay in Mataram was a tad boring, but useful at the same time. At the moment Mataram still feels more like a town than a city, but I think this will change in…

Narmada

I came to Mataram for some shopping. Stupidly I forgot most of the shops are shut on Sunday. As I’d never been to Narmada Park, I decided to hop in a cab and take a look. A very brief history! Situated roughly 10km from Mataram in the village of Lembuak, West Lombok, Narmada Park is…

A New Year!

Apparently it’s now 2015! Did 2014 “fly-by”? For me, no, it was the longest year in living memory! Hopefully this is a sign I’m getting psychologically younger, rather than living in a state of ennui – that I’m winning the battle that the more antiquated amongst us seem to struggle with! Who knows, who cares….

9th December 2014 – Road Repairs & Badminton

It was a hot day today, which made the second phase of repairing the road even more taxing than yesterday. Moving the reinforced concrete into place over the culvert was a mission, and required a fair bit of manpower (I say manpower, but we were gifted the help of the multi-talented Nur, RDA’s housekeeper & amazing…

RDA office repairs & quick visit to Segenter

Building Building in Lombok is never easy, but it can be a very fun and rewarding experience! The hardest thing I find, apart from the language barrier, is locating the materials and equipment needed to do a job. Where as in other places you can go to a large hardware or DIY store and buy…

Lombok & Mt Rinjani

I don’t know why, but the word “blog” irritates the hell out of me. Apparently if you have a website, or sell something, you need to start one – start “blogging”. This is the “recorded life” of Rinjani Dawn Adventures – a small trekking & tour operator based in Senaru, Lombok. I hope it will…