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    Canada
  • Interests
    Gym, Travelling, Walking and Volunteery work
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    HAL
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Asia and Europe

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  1. Hello Ruth,If you give Dewa permission to give me your email address, I can invite you on my Tripcast (like a blog).Please, post your wish...I will write more info on CC when I have more time...The Canadians!😎
  2. Hello Yinster, I am sure you will love Dewa as much as we do.... Please, please, please, post after your tours with Dewa. It is the best way for him to get employment. Enjoy your vacation in Bali! The Canadians!😎
  3. Hello Roothy123, I am reconfirming your booking with Dewa from Dec 18-21 and drop off at the cruise. I believe we already talked about this but I forgot the reason: why are you staying in Nusa Dua. It would be much authentic to stay in Ubud... We arrived on Friday, 3 pm and followed the advise of ???? If you are over 60y.o., do not go through the “regular customs” but go to the right. We did not wait 30 seconds as there were nobody there. It is the same area where the crew from the flights go through Customs. However, we waiting a long time for 1 of our suitcase... We are having a great time. Yesterday, we did a walking tour of Dewa’s village (actually, it was a nice idea I pitched to him about a year ago... as we love experiencing walking tour when travelling). One of the photo is at his compound (home) with his mom & dad and his children.... The Canadians!😎
  4. 🙏🙏🙏 Please, post on this link after your tour. I am sure a lot of people would like to hear about your day in Bali and with Dewa. I hope you find him as awesome as us! Thank you for the birthday wishes. The Canadians!😎 🙏🙏🙏
  5. I will make sure he has received your email... The Canadians!
  6. THe video The video is really well done. Congrats! The Canadians!😎
  7. Good morning everyone! I am leaving on Aug 28 for Bali (in 9 days) to celebrate my 50th birthday with DH and 2 friends. It is a long haul from Saskatchewan. I usually NEVER do anything special for my birthday (even not go to a restaurant) as it can not beat travelling... but for my 50th, I wanted to be with Dewa who changed my life for the better. It is very hard to explain how he has impacted my life but he really made me reflect on myself and want to become a better human being... Roothy123, we will arrive in Denpasar on Aug 30 at 3pm (we are leaving Saskatchewan at 20:40 so it is why it looks like it will take us 2 days but it will not...) so I will post afterward to let you know how smoothly it all went from exiting our plane to finding “our” Dewa. One word of advise, do not let anyone “help” you (read scam you) by wanting to carry your suitcase or take you to Dewa... I do not have a lot of experience with this but when Dewa picked us up in 2015, a young man visitor received “help” for 2 young local men wearing official looking shirts and carrying his 1 suitcase. The visitor was with a driver. The vehicle was parked close to Dewa’s vehicle so it is why I noticed. The 2 scammers requested $20 for pulling his 1 suitcase a few meters... The visitor paid... I was chocked and thought “Wow, it is like being in Mexico!”. On Aug 31, Dewa will come with me to meet our sponsor child Olin. We sponsor Olin (6) for the last 2 years through Compassion Canada. We used to sponsor a boy in Ethiopia and when it was ended, I jumped on the opportunity to sponsor a little girl in Bali. Dewa will drive me and be the interpreter. I believe it will be a very important day for everyone. I have purchased school supplies for the Compassion Denpasar and brought tons of gifts for Olin and her family. Can not wait to meet Olin. I never had children so she is like a little grand daughter to me... My advise to you Roothy123, do not look at photos of Bali anymore and do not research anymore as Dewa will take care of everything. He has been a driver for years and he knows every little street all over Ubud, Denpasar, Kuta, Sanur, Seminyak........ Bali is a small island. He will take you where it will fit your personality... Looking at photos of others will just spoil it for you. Just my humble opinion... Wait for the update... The Canadians!😎
  8. Hello friends! I personally booked & paid for the bus. To keep the cost down, I organized a group of 20. I can’t remember the cost but about $50 USD for the transportation and ferry cost. Extremely affordable. Ken will send you the itinerary I used. I was extremely lucky to find him.. Actually, I had reserved the only English speaking tour guide at Chiran Museum. He is the one who gave me Ken’s email: Ken at nansatsu dot com Good luck P.S. I think our friends Irene & Richard from Sault Ste Marie will be cruising with you. P.S.S. Watching the basketball 🏀 game right now and the Raptors are ahead 7 points!
  9. CHIRAN & SAKURAJIMA from Kagoshima cruise port I organized a FANTASTIC tour for 20 people to visit Chiran (50 min away from Kagoshima). Finding affordable transportation in Japan is really hard. With perseverance and luck, I found “Global Sales E” and corresponded with Ken. Ken was an awesome young man (we met him in Chiran) and his English is impeccable. He replied to my emails very quickly. This was our 8.5-hour itinerary: 1-) Chiran Museum 2-) Chiran Samurai Houses/Gardens -Bought lunch at convenience store and ate in the bus so we would not lose time... 3-) Ferry from Kagoshima to Sakurajima 4-) Sakurajima volcano (3 stops) 5-) Ferry from Sakurajima to Kagoshima 6-) Back to the cruise ship I would recommend this bus company to anyone. I had to pre-pay for the whole bus and the other cruisers mailed me cheques or paid through PayPal. It was quite easy and we could not have had a better quality/price tour. Tour includes: bus- gas- parking- highway fees- ferry for mini bus and passengers-insurance Tour does not include: Chiran Peace Museum entrance fee of ¥500, Samurai Residence entrance fee of ¥500 and lunch. Holland of America did not offer both attractions: Chiran and Sakurajima. We did not have a guide but we did not need one. The Canadians!😎
  10. VLADIVOSTOK I organized a tour with ‘Explore Primorye’ in April 2019 when our cruise ship was in town. It became so popular that we had 6 buses of 20 people in each bus. I was really pleased with the owner, Sergei, as he answered all my communications quickly.Vladivostok is not Tokyo, Kyoto or even Nagasaki but the guides showed us around and explained the history of this part of Russia. It was a valuable tour.I would recommend ‘Explore Primorye’ as Sergei is a young man that delivered what he promised. A Russian lunch was included and it made you feel right at home! Sergei even gave a gift to cruisers after the great tour (I am not telling you what it is)!Thank you Sergei and 'Explore Primorye'.The Canadians!😎P.S. Our knowledgeable guide made the driver stop at a grocery store as some wanted to buy Russian beers and chocolates!
  11. VLADIVOSTOK I organized a tour with ‘Explore Primorye’ in April 2019 when our cruise ship was in town. It became so popular that we had 6 buses of 20 people in each bus. I was really pleased with the owner, Sergei, as he answered all my communications quickly.Vladivostok is not Tokyo, Kyoto or even Nagasaki but the guides showed us around and explained the history of this part of Russia. It was a valuable tour.I would recommend ‘Explore Primorye’ as Sergei is a young man that delivered what he promised. A Russian lunch was included and it made you feel right at home! Sergei even gave a gift to cruisers after the great tour (I am not telling you what it is)!Thank you Sergei and 'Explore Primorye'.The Canadians!P.S. Our knowledgeable guide made the driver stop at a grocery store as some wanted to buy Russian beers and chocolates!
  12. I am so happy you inspired him 😍 He is such a great human being. We love him.💕 The Canadians!😎
  13. Hello Roothy123, Please email me at chantalanddennis at hotmail dot com i will answer your questions: -Where do you want to stay in Bali (Ubud (1 hour away from the ocean), Semyniak, Sanur? -What are you doing on your first 2 days? I would personally hire Dewa for at least 2 days. He can pick you up at the airport on day 1. And then day 3. But as your time is limited, I would hire him for 3 days. He is very inexpensive... -Dewa will have sarongs for you in his car... but you are right, you can rent them for very little $$. I am waiting for your email. The Canadians!😎 P.S. I am leaving on March 12 for 9 weeks so please email me before. P.S.S. Thank you for considering “our” Dewa!
  14. Hello Lunenburg, Thank you so much for all the details. I will study this soon (I copied and pasted your post). We are heading to Japan for 62-days (17 days on our own and 42-days on the Westerdam) on March 12 so I will keep all my planning for our South America trip for this summer. I will surely email you in the future. From your CC’s name and email address, I am positive you live in Lunenburg... Last week, I was telling the story of the Blue Nose and his print on the dime to my “students” (I just volunteer) at a school where immigrants learn English. Thank you again. The Canadians!😎
  15. Hello Lunenburg, Would you be kind enough to write a bit about your one week bus tour and could you share the name of the company and web site? I would really appreciate. Would you share your email address as well? The Canadians!😎
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