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`SAIL INDONESIA RALLY – 2007 … 18 of 24 …`No Credit, No Money’ … So Die!

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*** THIS WOMAN WAS AN OFFICER, I THINK. VERY FREINDLY! ***

***   FIRST HALF OF RALLY … DARWIN, AUSTRALIA TO BALI, INDONESIA   ***

BIMA … (1 of 4) … 10th September 2007 … (Lat: 08º 26 S …Long: 118º 42 E)

Bali: 221 nmiles … Singapore: 1076 nmiles

HERE I’M FEATURING SOME OF THE WOMEN OF BIMA, INDONESIA!

Bima was another major stocking-up town, only grimier than Labuon Bajo (just)!

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*** THIS ATTRACTIVE WOMEN WAS VERY MUSLIM … AND SELECTING HER CHICKEN AT THE `CHICKEN FACTORY’. ***

It was very difficult to find a decent restaurant to eat at … and I went down with `Bima Belly! Bugger it … I hate being unwell from such causes.

It was at Bima I discovered my Credit Cards wouldn’t give me cash. Let me give you some good advice … never, never try to travel in a country like this, without money … none of the locals care … just go away and die is the feeling you get from the Bank Johnnies! I harassed hell out of them, without success … and then harassed poor Melanie back in Australia, to try to sort the ANZ and State West Credit failures out … but the predicament occurred on a Friday and all were shut until Monday. The trick was to not leave Déjà vu … in that way I couldn’t spend money. I did have yachty friends who would help … but I’m a bit skwirmish about asking to borrow money!

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*** SCHOOL KIDS OUTSIDE THEIR PLACE OF LEARNING! ***

There were good times though and the major event was the Banquet put on by the Governor of the Province (not that he attended).An amusing activity in this town/city was to see the activities of the road-workers applying white paint to the centre-lines of the major roads. More on this later.

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*** THIS LOOKED LIKE A MOTHER/DAUGHTER PAIR MANNING A STALL AT THE MARKETS. ***

ooOoo

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