Travel Blogs from Banda Aceh, Indonesia

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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 ...

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 ...

Sponsored by Roxy, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

Sponsored by Roxy

A travel blog entry by thewyndilady

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... Luke...discussed Sheriat Law. Went to swimming class with Peter, Luke and Winter...was asked to help coordinate Aceh Water Sports by the National Surfing Champion of Indonesia. He wants to teach me to surf and windsurf. He thinks I could be the next big ...

Pulau Weh, sabang, Indonesia travel blog

Pulau Weh

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... Aceh to KL in a month's time, as we didn't want to be turned away at the airport or be forced to purchase a ticket in Banda Aceh which might cost a fortune. We found the cheapest ticket available and so 50 and a day later we arrived at KL airport where ...

Tsunami Memories, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

Tsunami Memories

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... crash-landing in Oz. The vessel, 63 meters long, was owned by state power company, and was generating electricity for Banda Aceh. Ominously neighbors suggest that a dozen bodies may still languish beneath the ship. Another object deemed ...

Motorbike Ride near Aceh, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

Motorbike Ride near Aceh

A travel blog entry by dane

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We had plenty of time, so I was glad we took a day to see the area around Aceh. You can tell not a lot of foreigners head out that way. Although, we did meet a lot of people very interested in us. They love to practice their English and show visitors ...

Settling in on Pulau Weh, Sabang, Indonesia travel blog

Settling in on Pulau Weh

A travel blog entry by dane

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This was an email I wrote while on the island. Now it'll be my travel blog with a little reflection at the end. We've been here a week. Our bungalow is perched on the side of a hill overlooking the reef.  The water is a swirl of turquoise and ...

Exploring the Town, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

Exploring the Town

A travel blog entry by dane

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... to Banda Aceh because we wanted to check out Pulau Weh. But as we were landing, we saw that there was some great countryside around Banda Aceh that we'd like to see by motorbike. So we stayed in Banda Aceh for 2 nights first. The first afternoon, we just ...

Sumatran Sickness Strikes!, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

Sumatran Sickness Strikes!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... in 2004 killing 170,000 in Aceh province alone. It’s hard to imagine the scale of the disaster here, especially since Banda Aceh now looks pretty much like any other town, such has been the amount of rebuilding that has happened over the past few ...

Care Packages, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

Care Packages

A travel blog entry by thewyndilady

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... Some of you have mentioned wanting to mail me some care packages. My address here is: Wyndi Roebuck PO Box 830 Banda Aceh, Indonesia 23001 DHL is probably the best way to mail packages overseas/here. You can send packages to me via regular mail, ...

Motorbike Ride around Pulau Weh, Sabang, Indonesia travel blog

Motorbike Ride around Pulau Weh

A travel blog entry by dane

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... ), spiders, cockroaches, geckos, other lizards, moths, bats, and we're pretty sure a snake.  Coffee still has grounds in Indonesia, so it’s a stiff drink. It’s made like they’re mixing instant coffee into hot water, but it’s ...

Local Beach Day, Sabang, Indonesia travel blog

Local Beach Day

A travel blog entry by dane

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One day, the usually empty beaches were full of locals from Aceh on a day trip. It was fun to watch everyone have such a great time, but it was also interesting to see women in traditional Muslim clothing playing in the water. As Westerners, we definitely ...

Diving Pulau Weh, Sabang, Indonesia travel blog

Diving Pulau Weh

A travel blog entry by dane

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Diving was a phenomenal experience. I'll come back and write more about it later. For now, I'm just uploading some pics. I don't have an underwater camera, so I got these from a woman on our dive. I hate posting pics that aren't mine, but this is a rare ...

travel begins, On the road between places, Indonesia travel blog

travel begins

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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... days, the only one worth talking to at all if you need any help/information on anything. He was keen to discuss politics and my opinion of GAM and the free Aceh movements, which would have been interesting, but sadly i was just too shattered that ...

Swimming with the fishies, Pulau weh, Indonesia travel blog

Swimming with the fishies

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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Thankfully whilst cluelessley wandering around Banda Aceh  for the tourist office (i knew the road it was on, but had no idea where that was or where i was in relation to it, yet i decided I'd just wander the streets.) a guy came up to me who ...

The Only Watering Hole In Aceh, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

The Only Watering Hole In Aceh

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... is the main hotel were political events are held too, thus sometimes even governors and even the President of Indonesia stays here whenever he is in Aceh. As for us, once we were in, the driver handled the entire check in procedures. This is the ...

Find my paradise...tick!, Pulau Weh, Indonesia travel blog

Find my paradise...tick!

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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Pulau Weh is the dream island! White sandy beaches, the reef just a few meters away, very good diving spots, cozy bungalows by crystal clear water ($3-5), friendly locals and good food! I think this list is enough to make anyone jealous and wonder what ...

Great island, amazing beaches, dive & tsunami, Iboih, Indonesia travel blog

Great island, amazing beaches, dive & tsunami

A travel blog entry by kamsani

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Five years had passed since the tsunami hit Banda Aceh in Indonesia. I've never thought that I would go there until one of my clients talked about diving there. The awesome Air Asia flies directly to Banda Aceh from KL. We arrived in Banda Aceh a few ...

A day of tsunami, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

A day of tsunami

A travel blog entry by tatandandy

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... up to 7 km from the sea on the tsunami flattening everything. The first was an enormous ship that was permanently anchored outside Banda Aceh to provide extra power to Banda.The ship was vast, and rested on the foundations of 7 houses, making it ...

On my own in Banda Aceh, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

On my own in Banda Aceh

A travel blog entry by followingmyfeet

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... Becak my photo taking opportunities begin. I really love this place. It is incredible to see the effort that has gone into rebuilding Banda Aceh after the Tsunami of 2004 and even more incredible that such a natural disaster has brought an end to a 30 ...

Merry Christmas and a Slothful New Year, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

Merry Christmas and a Slothful New Year

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

... we took advantage of the opportunity to sneak out discreetly. Of course, "discreet" is always a pretty relative term for us in Indonesia, being that we're tall and white and all. A couple days after Christmas we finally rented a motorbike. I had ...

A Window To The Culture Of The Acehnese People, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

A Window To The Culture Of The Acehnese People

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... for display and the first floor was merely the administration office.     The more interesting here was the traditional Aceh house. I spent more time here looking at the design and the way it was built along with the items at display. ...

This island is pretty poor there is little ..., Pulau weh, Indonesia travel blog

This island is pretty poor there is little ...

A travel blog entry by ryanonthebeach

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... in torch light. Heard the news about the Bali blast, it's all very sad... I've noticed a slight change in temperament in Band Aceh where before only a few of the hotels (or losmen) where "full" for westerners now it seems they all are, it was only ...

Dodji na morski greben..., Iboih, Indonesia travel blog

Dodji na morski greben...

A travel blog entry by zanmaja

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... ki sva jo pustila pri njemu doma. Dokaj pozna ura (5 popoldne, bus gre ob 8ih) za iskanje karte za nocni avtobus - Banda Aceh, cisti sever Sumatre. Seveda je ni lahko najti, Ferry naju fura naokoli po vseh avtobusnih postajah v Medanu in nama koncno ...

Banana Brandy, Pulau Weh, Indonesia travel blog

Banana Brandy

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

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... the highlights of the island was the family BBQ for dinner. This consisted of barbecued barracuda, rice (of course, we ARE in indonesia), gado-gado, tempeh, vegetable curry, fried potato balls, tuna cake AND ice cream for 30,000 Rupiah. A feast. Another ...

What a Weh to

What a Weh to "end" a trip

A travel blog entry by myriam_123

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... what was going on....but in the end I made it to Medan. Eventually I made it to a bus company that does the night buses to Banda Aceh, the place where you take the ferry to go to this island...but of course it was nowhere near an ATM and I had no money ...

Nature At Its Best In Aceh, Siron, Indonesia travel blog

Nature At Its Best In Aceh

A travel blog entry by venoth

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... to close and for all Acehnese who are Muslims to be at the mosque, failing which the penalty is hefty. Aceh is the only province in Indonesia which practices Shariah laws, similar to that of Saudi Arabia. There are no commercial courts here and ...

Sunset Admired From Another Beach Too In Aceh, Pasi, Indonesia travel blog

Sunset Admired From Another Beach Too In Aceh

A travel blog entry by venoth

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From the earlier beach area, it was a mere 15 minutes drive passing through some villages and we arrived at this other beach. Unlike the earlier beach, here there seemed to be a beach cum hill resort built in recent years.  This beach was equally ...

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