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‘A Geek in Indonesia’: Tim Hannigan’s alternative guide

Evie Breese

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, May 23, 2019  /  12:01 pm
‘A Geek in Indonesia’: Tim Hannigan’s alternative guide

The author: Tim Hannigan poses with his newly launched book at Periplus bookstore in Jakarta. (The Jakarta Post/Evie Breese)

Cornwall is thought of by some as the Bali of Europe. Strong waves and hidden coves make the long peninsula in the Southwest of England a surfer’s paradise. But the grass is always greener on the other side. Growing up in Cornwall, Tim Hannigan and fellow surfers would work throughout the summer in hospitality, construction or – as in the case of Hannigan – as chefs, saving up to spend their winters surfing in Bali. “At that time Indonesia still had a reputation that you could go for nothing, there were warungs (small restaurants) where you could stay for free if you ate two meals a day,” he told The Jakarta Post. Picture perfect: Author Tim Hannigan launches his photo book, 'Journey Through Indonesia', in Jakarta. (Courtesy of Tim Hannigan/-) In town for the launch of two books he wrote – A Geek in Indonesia and photo book Journey Through...