As I prepare this post about my trip to Indonesia in the Fall of this year, I have just completed another trip to Kuwait (November 14 – December 2). One of the troubles with all these trips is that I find myself so BUSY, that I cannot devote all the time I used to expend in preparing almost daily posts as a trip unfolds. Instead, I now seem to be able to only issue a summary post after-the-fact …. sometimes long after the trip is concluded. This particular trip started on October 4. I flew Continental 7 from Houston IAH to Narita, Tokyo and connected to a United flight (upgraded to First Class!) bound for Singapore. On this stopover in Singapore, I elected to stay at the new St. Regis Hotel. Wonderful hotel – highly recommended!
The following Monday (October 10) I flew to Jakarta (on the island of Java) for an overnight stay. Then it was on to Balikpapan and Lawe Lawe on Kalimantan Island – or Borneo as we in the West often refer to this Indonesian island.
On Saturday (October 15) it was back to Jakarta for a week’s worth of work. Part of the time on Java was devoted to a short visit to our company’s geothermal facility in Salak (west Java). Very interesting: this property is located within a national park and thanks to its high elevation, there was no need to use air conditioning in the accommodations.
Finally, with all my work completed, I managed to tack on five days of pleasure and vacation in Bali (October 21 – 25). The flight home began on October 26 with an overnight stay in Singapore and then the long flight home the following day.
I shall keep this post short and will try to issue a longer, more detailed follow-up posting of this visit to Indonesia later on – probably in the latter half of this month when I plan to take off three weeks and remain at home for the Christmas Holiday (and stay away from airports!!!).