When the waves of the Indian Ocean swept through Indonesian islands, villages and resorts, on Boxing Day 2004, perhaps the most destructive tsunami in history left more than 150,000 people dead or missing and millions more homeless. The worlds press and news agencies pronounced the sounding of the death knell for Australia’s favourite playground and approaching a decade later, the scars are still carved deep into the character of locals and visitors alike who lost loved ones or livelihoods. But the phoenix that rose from the watery ashes Mother Nature left behind, is nothing short of miracle material; and now once again tantalisingly close to the coveted position of number one destination of choice, Indonesia with a little help from its friends has reinvented, rebuilt and restored its tourist attractions, its nightlife, its beaches, its communities and its pride!
Bali has once again become to Australia what the Costa del Sol is to Northern Europe, the choice of younger Australians looking for a relaxed party hot spot to dance away the balmy nights or enjoy starlit dinners in mountain retreats. The days slip easily by, alternating between marvelling at the amazing tropical scenery and ancient artefacts, strolling, swimming or surfing the world class beaches that have been cleansed, are calm and tranquil and once again sparkle under a tropical sun and when you have had enough sunshine, sea and sand, exploring craft markets and street vendors for gifts, souvenirJuly 22, 2020
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While Christmas and New Year celebrations start a little later in the year for some of us, thoughts of travelling to Australia for a Christmas in the sun may already be foremost in the minds of r
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