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Tue, 11 June 2019

Surf travel guru Greg Bertish is on a family adventure to Indo, starting with the obligatory resort stay on the Bukit Peninsula overlooking epic surf. Here's Part 1 of his Indo Diaries.


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WELCOME TO BALI: Sugar rush and lack of sleep turns kids into little terrors. Photo Bertish


We have embarked on a month-long family Indo adventure across the islands starting in Bali, and then we will head east to the other islands on planes, cars, ferries, scooters and even water buffalo. Let the adventure begin :)

We arrived on the weekend in Bali, that bustling crazy island in southern Indonesia. The kids were on that sugar-induced buzz, fuelled even further by lack of sleep. But a bit of a rest as we nestled in at our cliff-top lodge on the Bukit peninsula over-looking the surf gave us the respite we needed.

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FLOW RIM: You can surf proper waves, or fun beginner waves, it's up to you. Photo Bertish


My wife, Tracy, and the two terrors were straight into the water in 2-3 feet reeling perfection yesterday with a bunch of other families and people learning to surf.

It was amazing to be out of the Cape Town winter for a while and to be enjoying warm and tropical water, followed by Mie Goreng and smoothies, watched by those cheeky and ubiquitious Balinese monkeys in the trees. They even came to visit the flow rim pool! Monkey sea. Monkey do.

In my next blog, I'm afraid dad is going to be sampling a few heavier waves. Watch this space.

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MONKEY SEA: Monkeys are all over the place in Bali, especially around Uluwatu. Photo Bertish



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