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Bikes, dragons, and Kecak, Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

Bikes, dragons, and Kecak

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Up and at 'em! Our transport picks us up for a bike tour at 7:30. Kat and I are a little sleepy after watching the Euro Cup finals in the middle of the night but we're good to go. Up to the base of Mt. Batur for breakfast, good to get a look at what we ...

Sanur - Beautiful Bali, Sanur, Indonesia travel blog

Sanur - Beautiful Bali

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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Swapping Laos for Indonesia was a master-stroke; Bali is sensational. The beach at Sanur isn't a patch on the Perhentians but the streets and their architecture are a joy to be around. The Balinese people are highly spiritual, going beyond ...

Holy Grail of Pig, Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

Holy Grail of Pig

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I wake up around 4 a.m. Much to my dismay the chickens did in fact follow me to Ubud! Kat and I walk around and find a new place to stay, I'm quite determined to get a decent nights sleep. We decide to stay at the White House which has modest rooms ...

Day 51, Pt.1:  My First Motorcycle Ride, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Day 51, Pt.1: My First Motorcycle Ride

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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3am Friday morning, my "Argo Elis, Eksekutif Klas" (or something like that) train pulled into the Yogyakarta train station. I woke up to find that my glasses had somehow lost a screw in the middle of the night, setting one of the lenses loose. Not to ...

Day 59:  Into the Wild!, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Day 59: Into the Wild!

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... in the Garden Inn, what turned out to be one of the cheapest and best lodges in the village. Score another win for the Indonesia section of the guidebook (the Malaysian section has been much more hit&miss thus far.) It was a basic room of four walls, ...

*Day 53: Ary's Hospitality, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

*Day 53: Ary's Hospitality

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... first stop was Surabaya's Chinese mosque. Strangely, it was a Chinese explorer from the Ming dynasty who spread Islam across Indonesia and there are several monuments to him scattered throughout the city. The mosque itself wasn't more than a small ...

the orangutans of Bukit Lawang...., Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

the orangutans of Bukit Lawang....

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... Udin, minutes after we get off of the plane in Medan, Sumatra.  I was never aware of the fact that Sumatra is part of Indonesia...thought of it as it's own country...and the culture is very unique, just as it was in Java and Bali.  My primary ...

the snake charmer..., Solo, Indonesia travel blog

the snake charmer...

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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Maybe the snake charmer isn't exactly the right name for this guy...actually the 'snake slapper' would be more appropriate....well it all starts with a trip to Solo - or Surakarta being its real name...in Java.  It's about 2 hrs east of Yogyakarta ...

The Gift of Sickness, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

The Gift of Sickness

A travel blog entry by thewyndilady

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The gift of sickness. I think sickness hits us all. Everyone that has gone over seas ends up sick some way or another. I have in every way embraced this malady. The gifts sickness gave me....projectile vomiting and diarrhea simultaneously, mind you! Oh ...

Day 62:  Falling in Love With Bukit Lawang, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Day 62: Falling in Love With Bukit Lawang

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... in love with the village. It took two weeks to find, but I think I'd finally found my one secluded special corner of Indonesia that could take its place alongside Gimmelwald & Pepsikola in my heart. The locals were friendlier than any locals I'd yet ...

DRIVING 101, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

DRIVING 101

A travel blog entry by thewyndilady

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Hey guyz, guess what? I learned to drive today in a foreign land. Everything is on the opposite side. Everything is opposite from what I've learned. I now sit where my passenger once sat. The gear shifter is now on my left side, I now drive on the ...

Peter Pan Concert!, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

Peter Pan Concert!

A travel blog entry by thewyndilady

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Winter, Rini, Nurel, Winter, Elijah, Rance, Richo, Judi, Derrick, Randy, myself and a few other Acehnese guys all went to the Peter Pan concert. Peter Pan is a very popular band here in Southeast Asia and I'm huge fan as well. Yes, I know, Wyndi a huge ...

Home Sweet Home, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

Home Sweet Home

A travel blog entry by thewyndilady

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Hey All! I'm home.. joy is bursting from every fiber of my being. I pray it overflows. I'm EXACTLY where I'm supposed to be at the very moment I'm supposed to be here. What an incredible feeling... My job here will be running the ...

Vroom vroom, Kuta, Indonesia travel blog

Vroom vroom

A travel blog entry by travel_buddy

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We rented a motor bike after breakfast and drove down to the southern tip of the island on Bukt Peninsula, saw Dreamland (a fabled surf spot), but continued down to Pura Luhur Ulu Watu Temple that is built on cliffs to the spirit of the sea. Monkeys live ...

Bintang and braiding in Bali 16-23 March 2011, Kuta, Indonesia travel blog

Bintang and braiding in Bali 16-23 March 2011

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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Wednesday 16th March I’ve developed a tickly cough which is worse at night so didn’t sleep well at all, it was hot and humid too, but at least that means I can get acclimatised to what it will probably be like in Bali. Our flight is with Jet ...

Days 56-58:  Moped Drives & Sunset Dinners, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

Days 56-58: Moped Drives & Sunset Dinners

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... water rolled in. Pure magic. I've been taking it easy in preparation for the intense next two weeks. Tomorrow I fly to Sumatra, Indonesia's angry dark heart, long exploited by Java and given little in return, where I will take part in a jungle dark in ...

She doesn't know!, Legian, Indonesia travel blog

She doesn't know!

A travel blog entry by travel_buddy

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Despite going to bed as late as possible, we got up even earlier than before, We got ourselves together and took a walking tour recommended in LP. We started in Kuta on the beach and walked north along beautiful sand with blue water, watching waves ...

dejavu all over again, Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

dejavu all over again

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Jon and I moved AGAIN! We decided that while our room has an amazing view during the day, it is a little too "jail cell" for our taste at night. We move a bit further up Monkey Forest Road to Lumbung Sari Bungalows. A smidge more expensive, no A/C, but ...

On to Ubud, Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

On to Ubud

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One last banana pancake in Gili but I'm sure there will be others. Kat and I are sad to leave our little bungalow on our little island. It's tempting to stay another day despite the local vodka and chickens. Those feathered friends of mine didn't miss ...

another of life's passages..., TukTuk, Sumatra, Indonesia travel blog

another of life's passages...

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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A somewhat sleepless night due to being awakened by a raucous man at our door...I guess he thought our room was his room...it was 3 in the morning and he was either drunk or high on Jennie's omelette with magic mushrooms...right there on the menu at this ...

The Gili Islands, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia travel blog

The Gili Islands

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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The route to the Gili islands is long and dangerous. We've read stories on the net of people traveling through the port of Bangsal and being harassed, soaked in seawater, pinched, punched and spat on, probably because of the downturn in Lombok tourism ...

Seminyak and beyond, Seminyak, Indonesia travel blog

Seminyak and beyond

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... , catch the shuttle into Kuta at 10 AM. Walk the streets and beach of Kuta. Bali is a Hindu island that is part of Indonesia which is 90% Muslim. Also Kuta is a favorite spot for young Aussies to come and party. There are plenty of bars and discos that ...

beyond itchy..., Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

beyond itchy...

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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My body is beyond itchy today.  This morning I wake up...it's about 5:30 AM and I'm scratching all over the place.  I'm thinking that some savage mosquito must have snuck in under the mosquito netting and it getting its belly full.  But ...

Beautiful Borobodur Temple, Borobodur, Indonesia travel blog

Beautiful Borobodur Temple

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 108 Temperature : 34 degrees Weather : Sunny The World Heritage site of Borodobur Temple is Indonesia's single biggest tourist attraction and can attract up to 90,000 tourists during Indonesian holidays. Thankfully, it's Ramadan ...

And onwards to Bali, Lovina, Indonesia travel blog

And onwards to Bali

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 116 Temperature : 33 degrees Weather : Sunny mornings, cloudy afternoons So here we are onto the next section of our journey, on the beautiful island of Bali. Before we move on to Bali let's talk about Java. The scenery in Java is ...

Mighty Merapi, Kaliurang, Indonesia travel blog

Mighty Merapi

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 109 Temperature : A nice cool 30 degrees Weather : Scattered clouds We've had a couple of successes over the past day. Firstly, yesterday was the cheapest day of our trip so far….we spent 14 between the two of us!! Let me ...

Ubud - I used to be a backpacker., Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

Ubud - I used to be a backpacker.

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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It's hard to describe how nice Ubud is without sounding smug, but it really is that nice. I guess it's because here you find a spectacular fusion of tradition and modernity in a friendly (and cheap) atmosphere. I can't believe how nice it is to sleep ...

Beautiful Danau Toba, Danau Toba, Indonesia travel blog

Beautiful Danau Toba

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... out of Java before Idul Fitri (the festival which marks the end of Ramadan and which causes chaos to descend throughout Indonesia as families make their way home for the celebrations) we quite possibly could have spend much, much longer here. ...

Landscapes from another world, Cemoro Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Landscapes from another world

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... one of these being Mount Bromo, belching out steam and sulphur more or less continuously. In the distance Mount Semeru, one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes, soars into the sky at over 3,500m. The sleepy village of Cemoro Lawang is situated at the top ...

Day 52: A New Friend, Borobudur, Indonesia travel blog

Day 52: A New Friend

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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A 4:30 am wakeup call got me up just in time to catch the first bus to Borobudur, the nearby ancient Buddhist temple ruin, largest Buddhist complex in the world & hyped as one of SE Asia's truly great monuments. It lived up to the hype, but was very ...

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