One of the Jakartass moles back in Blighty has written to say that staff at the UK's No.1 Bali and Lombok Specialist (it says here
) have been barred from accessing this site.
Well, I'm flattered. I must be doing something write.
Could it be my support for eco-tourism projects which offer personal service, employment opportunities for local people, protection of and engagement with the immediate environment, coupled with an awareness of local cultural values?
Valued guests, once again I offer you the Green Dragon
in Belize and Hotel Rimbo
(opening soon) in West Sumatra.
Other tourist entrepreneurs with a social conscience include Surf Aid, also in West Sumatra. Read the latest update
on how they are combating malaria on Mentawai Island and providing help to tsunami affected villages.
Surf Aid at work
For more detailed information on life in Aceh after the tsunami bookmark this section
of the Guardian, a valued member of the Jakartass group of publications.