Indonesia 2020

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since I was on an airplane.

When we left Western Australia for what we thought was to be a brief sojourn to Indonesia, the coronavirus was just being introduced to the world. We were still employed in China, and truly felt that the virus would be contained by rigorous governmental efforts. We thought we would be back in weeks, with our life returning to relative normalcy shortly thereafter. By March it was clear that this would not be the case, and with the virus running rampant worldwide, we decided to hop a flight back to Canada, feeling that this would be the safest approach.

Everything has dramatically changed since then, both to the world itself and also to me personally. The virus is still a massive global issue, with case numbers and deaths on the rise daily, and will continue to be until vaccines can be adequately distributed worldwide.

In November, Jaime gave birth to our son, the greatest gift we have ever received and a true beacon of light in these dark times. I already can’t imagine life without him.

As the one year anniversary of our life being turned upside down approaches, I thought it would be fitting to finally post some images of our last trip. The last images from our life before children. From a life before COVID. Here’s to the good times ahead, to the light at the end of the tunnel. I for one can’t wait to get back out there and show my son the world.

Early morning volcanic views from the Campuhan Ridge.
Taking advantage of days by the pool. I could use this right now.
Tegallalang Rice Terrace – a classic Bali scene.
The reflections from the soaked paddies make for some interesting images.
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces – our sixth trip to Bali and first time here.
Waterfalls around every corner, perfect for the tropical heat.
Views from the terraces.
Pelangi Tree House – one of the more unique overnight stays we have experienced.
Another jaw dropping roadside stop on an early morning motorbike ride.
Watching the surfers at sunset in Canggu.
Liu Kang Island in South Sulawesi.
The colourful steps of the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur on a short visa run to Malaysia.
The truly breathtaking waters of Bara Beach in South Sulawesi. Way off the beaten track and a true paradise found.

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