844 days, 20,256 hours, 1,215,360 minutes, or 72,921,600 seconds. That is the approximate duration of my world tour. I never wanted it to end and now, in a manner of speaking, I suppose it never has to. If you wish to go by country do so by clicking on one above. They are numbered in the order I visited them, more or less. If you enjoy reading about it even a tenth as much as I enjoyed living it then you will not have wasted your time. Grab a refreshing beverage, settle in a comfortable chair, and make a journey across the world, experiencing it as I did. Then get off your ass and check it out for yourself. You're not getting any younger.

Back to Ubud (Bali, Indonesia)

May 5th, 2009 - So where was I? Well, I left Bondowoso and drove back to Bali. I had considered stopping at a few points along the way but once I got moving it was difficult to stop. So I am back in Ubud. I had to come back to renew my visa anyhow so I figured why not get here a little early just to be safe.

So now what? Well, I am not sure. Get my visa extension, pack up the bike and head to Java, followed by Sumatra. Or try to sell the bike, catch a plane to Sumatra, head toward Java, and possibly hop over to Sulawesi. That's two options. There are also a hundred other permutations running through my head. Decisions. Decisions.

It is not that I want to sell the bike but it would free me up a bit to move around quickly if the need arise (I am of course referring to air travel). The once-a-month visa renewal policy is a serious pain in my ass. I have a good mind to skip out of Indonesia and head to Myanmar. I'm kidding. Sort of. Not really. Maybe. Its on my list.

Today was not a good day. I woke up this morning and while I was moving my computer around I dropped my external hard drive. It is now refusing to function properly although it does make an interesting noise. I have all my music on there and I was using it as a back up for photos. Not cool. Very shitty. But my Wednesday destruction spree was not finished. About an hour later I dropped my small camera. Now the lens will not close. It also makes an interesting noise. Not cool. Very shitty. If that was not enough I brought my bike to the shop for a tune up and a couple hours after I left it started sputtering a bit. I brought it back. They made an adjustment. About 30 minutes later it started sputtering again. I think some days it does not pay to get out of bed and leave the rice field. Not cool. Very shitty. Hopefully, tomorrow gray skies are going to clear up so I'll go ahead and put on a happy face.

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