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I’ve been busy at home all day bashing keys on my computer to forge a blog on HS2 into an article for RAIL magazine. I did manage to nip out in between my efforts to get my daily exercise and catch up with the world, but otherwise I’ve very much been office based. Still, it’s been a productive day. I’ve also written an earlier blog but it’s a stand-alone piece about HS2, so here’s a pure picture of the day.

Today’s was taken on a 2 month solo trip that I had to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. This particular picture was taken in Pejeng, near Ubud in Bali (Indonesia) on the 7th February 2017 when I was spending a few weeks staying with an old friend who now lives on the island. Alison and I first met in India back in 1998 and we’ve remained friends ever since although we don’t get chance to see each other as often as we used to. Anyway, vegetarians – look away now…

DG264524. Babi Guling. Pejeng. Ubud. Bali. Indonesia. 7.2.17crop

This is the famous Babi Guling (Roast suckling pig). Although Indonesia is predominantly Muslim the Balinese are Hindus and suckling pig is a delicacy on the island. This local market stall sold one of the best in the area so it was always busy with locals (and a few knowledgeable tourists) turning up to tuck in. For me, one of the delights of travelling is the ability to try different cuisines and Indonesia has a fantastic array of regional dishes due to the rich variety of produce the islands produce and the historical influences of the cultures that have passed through.

If you want to see the rest of the pictures from my trip you can find them on my Zenfolio website in this gallery.



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