Was sitting in a small town Florida bar, had a few too many (those old people mix em strong!), and that Bob Seger "Katmandu" song came on. Seemed like a great idea, just to say you've driven to Kathmandu. So... We started the trip about a month ago to ride our Ural from Papua New Guinea to Kathmandu, Nepal. That was the plan in general anyway. We've started in the wrong direction. Began in Indonesia and drove away from Nepal. But will still go to PNG then back across Indo to Nepal. The going has been slow. We may not make Nepal at all. Or we we may get there and decide to keep going all the way back to Russia. The only limitation is our patience and endurance. It felt weak to post anything before we had some miles behind us. So it's been a month now and we've made it from Jakarta to Bali. We're slow travelers you see. I write poorly and mostly for my own lossy memory. Some thoughts may be unrefined, blunt, offensive, or repetitious. I'm known to whine, whinge, bitch, and complain. I'm may also be opinionated and prone to stereotyping. Encouragement, comments, and angry rants all welcome and appreciated. Read this post about great Indonesian people: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=18599951#post18599951 And this one about the special hell of driving here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=18591668#post18591668 Part one of this trip has concluded, part two can be found here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=801790 Pictures -------------------- Best Of: http://lotsapics.smugmug.com/Travel/Indonesia-Bike-Trp-Apr-12-Best/ Best Of Shown As Pins On A Map: http://maps.smugmug.com/?feedType=geoAlbum&Data=22692948_pXW78M All Photos (900 and counting!): http://lotsapics.smugmug.com/Travel/Indonesia-Bike-Trip-April-2012/ Proposed route with my excellent Microsoft Paint skills. Boxed and ready to fly! If you want to spend time with some pretty girl on your trip, it's safest bring your own! Decent wall map of Indonesia. At the Sampoerna cigarette factory in Surabaya.