About the rain --------------- In theory there is a rainy and dry season in Indonesia. I think it's more like a very rainy and somewhat less rainy but still wet season. And when it rains, it comes in buckets. For hours. Usually starting in the early afternoon. If you're sitting inside somewhere, listening to the beating against a thatched roof, then it's very relaxing and beautiful. If you're driving it's a very damp experience. If you're driving up hill then you're fighting against an angry river. Ariver raging from one side of the road to the other and carrying all sorts of debris with it. Masking large holes in the asphalt and sometimes pulling the mountain down on the road or the road down the mountain. You can pull over and wait tillit passes but you may be waiting for hours. I think we've found all the mystery leaks now. The trunk and luggage stay dry. The jugs on my Ural steam profusely in the rain. I like that.