My son Merv and girlfriend Toni started their trip around the World for 1 year.They also have a blog to tell what is happening on their travels through their blog.

Well this is the beginning of our worldwide journey and have been looking forward to this for a long time. But now we have started and there is no turning back now!

Thanks for seeing us off at the airport mum, I love you and hope to see you somewhere else on the earth on our worldly journey. You always help in nifty little ways so thanks.

It was great to see the Tate family at the airport and sorry to see all the tears but don’t worry we will see your faces on Skype from time to time. Gotta love the technology that puts us so much closer together… now we just have to remember to use it!

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Merv on Skype: blazinged Toni on Skype: shoeqween

We had a pretty painless 3 hour flight to bali with Air Asia on a small and cozy Airbus 320. Flying isnt great at the best of times but seeing the lovely twinkling Perth city from the air at night was a magical experience.

Its been a while since Ive had a night takeoff and wow next time… i’ll keep my camera at the ready. Thanks Air Asia for a comfortable flight and we hope to get the same great service all the way to India. Toni had to stop me clapping on landing but the pilot did a great job.

Immigration was painless as the airport wasn’t very full when we arrived at midnight so we paid our $25 US each for a visa and hit the taxi rank for a ride to the Hotel.

We ended up paying 70,000 rupiah to our Taxi driver get to the hotel in Tuban area just south of Kuta center.

Our last concern was having the hotel let us in at night as we tried calling from Perth a couple times today with no luck, fortunately the check in man was sleeping behind the desk and i managed to wake him with a prod!