Well, it was a marathon trip home, over 24 hours of traveling and we went from 30 degree weather down to 2 degrees and a bit of snow when we got home! We chickened out of taking the float plane on our way home and took the ferry but even that was running a bit late because of the weather. It took 2 hours to get to Departure Bay rather than the normal 1.5 hours.
To update we spent our last 8 days of our trip in Okinawa and really didn’t do much there. We kind of recovered from Indonesia. I came down with some sort of stomach bug and couldn’t eat much or drink much so that kind of sucked but we did end up going out a couple of times. The best part was going to the little tiny island of Minami Daito-jima. This was the very small, you can ride around it in about 3 hours on a bike, island that Nancy lived on for 2 years when she first moved to Okinawa. It is about 360km from the Okinawa main island and really when you look out to the horizon there is nothing but ocean. However, it was very cool to go to. We were there for 2 nights and about 2 days all together and ended up homestaying with people that Nancy knows.
It was all very fun and now we are home.
However, once we got home we did get our hot water hooked up and hallelujah we can now take showers in our own house:)
Kyoto garden and Ben
Taipei Night Market
Katannya and her boyfriend, and us in Taipei. She is a university friend from good ole UBC
One of the harbours in Jakarta, Sunda Kepala
Stupas on top of Borobodur and school kids
Tea estates south of Bandung
Jalan Braga in Bandung. The place to be on any night.
A surprising view of rice paddies from a gas station bathroom.
Friends who live in Depok, Indonesia and Nancy, Ben and I.
One of the harbours on Minami Daito Jima, Okinawa, Japan
The only tie up harbour on the island, a typical fishing boat.
The days catch, about 20 GIANT squid. They are handling the heads of the squid which can be worth up to 100$ per head.
The way things are unloaded at a harbour that is on an island in the middle of the ocean, by crane! People also are unloaded this way, see the cage at the bottom on the picture…….. hmmmmm