Travel Blogs from Mataram, Indonesia

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Day1-2 on Terawangan, Pulau Trawangan, Indonesia travel blog

Day1-2 on Terawangan

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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On the day we were scheduled to leave for the Gilli's we had to be at the bus stop by 6:45 so we ate a quick breakfast then left. The bus ride was OK, then we got onto a boat and it turned out the trip was quicker than they told us which was nice. After ...

update of last couple days, Pulau Terawangan, Indonesia travel blog

update of last couple days

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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Day 3/4- On the first day of our diving we did our navigation test and it went pretty good, even though we were supposed to dive again at 2:30 we canceled because Jackie was having trouble with her ears and it's not a good idea to dive if your ears are ...

More Bali..., Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia travel blog

More Bali...

A travel blog entry by sarah

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We left the easy life of Padangbai for the set of 'Point Break'...not really, but Nusa Lembongan, one of a collection of three islands off the southern coast of Bali, is definitely a surfer hangout. We took a chartered "traditional" boat -- basically, a ...

Preparing to embark, Sengiggi, Indonesia travel blog

Preparing to embark

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... Our dinner was delicious.  We spent a bit more than usual, but where can you buy a four dollar grilled fish?  Indonesia.  And the cocktails and dessert were simple concoctions not too expensive, so it really ended up being more of a ...

Another overnight in Sengigi, Gunungsari,  Indonesia travel blog

Another overnight in Sengigi

A travel blog entry by faff

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Just stayed the night and organized Perama to take us back to Kuta, Bali the next day. ...

All right hard sellers, let's sell hard!, Senggigi, Indonesia travel blog

All right hard sellers, let's sell hard!

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... culture has a dark side I suppose. Pura Meru is a cool little temple complex now also surrounded by the 'burbs of Mataram. Certainly in a different style to the others and very reminiscent of the pagodas of Japan, so wasn't really expecting to see ...

Bob's Wedding, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

Bob's Wedding

A travel blog entry by rcys

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Hey, I thought since I have unlimited space to post pictures on this new site, I'd post some for Bob and Denise's wedding back in June. Their wedding is the whole reason I'm here in Asia instead of speaking Spanish somewhere in South America right now. ...

Perama Island, Perama Island, Indonesia travel blog

Perama Island

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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This morning we joined up with our group and headed off on our three-day Perama cruise to Flores via Komodo Island.  The principal reason for taking this tour was that it would hit the Komodo Islands and bring us to Flores at the same time.  ...

From Bali to Lombock, Mataram, Indonesia travel blog

From Bali to Lombock

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... the air like birds and take in the scenery from above. I think this was the best scenery I have seen on my trip to Indonesia. The next day I left for Gilli Island. I stayed a couple of days on quite Gili Air, which is the nearest Gili to Lombok. It ...

Stuck, Bima, Indonesia travel blog

Stuck

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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Up the following  morning, after a quick bite for breakfast, three cabs made their way out to the airport. Fifteen minutes later, we waved goodbye to our bags, and then settled down to wait for the plane, which was late. Kind of expected it. We are ...

All on my own now..., Gili Trawangen, Indonesia travel blog

All on my own now...

A travel blog entry by sianinbali

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It's been a while so I thought I'd better give you all an update... Although I fear I don't have much to say, very unlike me I know!! So, I have now left the busy streets of Kuta behind me and set sail yesterday for sandy beaches and island life in Gili ...

Booking a trekking trip in Mataram, Mataram, Indonesia travel blog

Booking a trekking trip in Mataram

A travel blog entry by myslowtravel

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... vi fik ikke kun trekkingturen for næsten ½delen af, den pris vi ellers havde hørt, men også gratis transport fra Mataram (Lomboks hovedby) til Senaru i aften, hvorfra turen starter i morgen, men også gratis transport fra Senaru til Sengiggi om to ...

Kuta Beach-- Hot,lazy days on the beach, Indonesia, Indonesia travel blog

Kuta Beach-- Hot,lazy days on the beach

A travel blog entry by wandering_man

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While in Sengiggi, Wandering_man and WW Iost track of the date, and at 11 AM on December 1 realized it was not November 30.  We scrambled and managed to get a Perama Shuttle to Kuta Beach, arriving around 5:30 (thankfully without incident). My ...

Mataram, Mataram, Indonesia travel blog

Mataram

A travel blog entry by tomandlizzie

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Sun, sea, surf and Aussies, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

Sun, sea, surf and Aussies

A travel blog entry by lucy_and_matt

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It was out of curiosity really that we found ourselves in Kuta, the Aussies' Costa-Del-Sol, we've heard so much about it but found it's nothing special! We used our time here to recharge our batteries and to plan & prepare ourselves for China. We ...

Scootering, Senggigi, Indonesia travel blog

Scootering

A travel blog entry by gascon

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From Erica: We started the day again with what had become our beloved Indonesian pancakes and Lombok coffee sludge.  Still on island time, we spent the day lounging around the beach as I was not feeling 100%.  John was nice enough to run around ...

Visaverlaengerung in Mataram, Mataram, Indonesia travel blog

Visaverlaengerung in Mataram

A travel blog entry by andga

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... es bereits Zeit um mein Visum zu verlaengern! Mit meinem Personal Assistant Hendra machte ich mich fruehmorgens nach Mataram auf um dort eine Art Posten- oder Orientierungslauf durch das Immigrationsbuero zu absolvieren. Zahlreiche Schalter und Stunden ...

A breath of Gili air, gilli air, Indonesia travel blog

A breath of Gili air

A travel blog entry by sophiam

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The journey to the Gili Islands was classic backpacker style....get on one bus, then wait a bit at a cafe type place, then walk down a road where they'll try to convince you you need to hire a horse and cart, then wait interminably for the "boat that ...

Rinjani - 3 Days Of Hell, Rinjani, Indonesia travel blog

Rinjani - 3 Days Of Hell

A travel blog entry by wispywanderer

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So some fool came up with the great idea to hike up a 3.7km high volcano for three days and managed to convince four other people to come along. Oh how we would look back at this fool and curse him for his "GREAT IDEAS". The hiking crew was Marie, along ...

Nice beach and diving, Gilli Air, Indonesia travel blog

Nice beach and diving

A travel blog entry by nas.latif

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Breakfast on the waters edge was a great way to start the day. I completed the tour of the island and found the Swiss guy's bar. Many young people and lots of very loud music which made me decide to give the party a miss.  I took the path ...

The Gili's.. No more dogs, no more honking!, Gili Air, Indonesia travel blog

The Gili's.. No more dogs, no more honking!

A travel blog entry by jasandjes

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    We got our tickets at a little stand on the right side of the street if your facing the harbor, just before Dona Cafe in Padang Bai. Excitement! We can get the hell out of here! We had read that you can hop on the public ferry or "slow ...

In den Norden von Lombok, Bayan, Indonesia travel blog

In den Norden von Lombok

A travel blog entry by andga

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Der heutige Tag stand im Zeichen von Lombok. Zusammen mit Hendra meinen "Personal Assistent" erkundete ich auf dem Motorrad den Norden der Insel. Nach einigen Stops an schoenen und menschenleeren Straenden veraenderte sich die Vegetation zusehends. Alles ...

Now we really feel like we are on honeymoon..., Sekotong, Indonesia travel blog

Now we really feel like we are on honeymoon...

A travel blog entry by clintandjulia

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... 12th), we took the ferry to Lembar, Lombok. It left at 10am rather than 9am, but that seems pretty reasonable when you're in Indonesia. After a 4-hour ferry ride and another hour in a taxi, we arrived at our luxury, 5-star resort hotel on a private beach. ...

Not Another Walk in the Park , Lombok, Indonesia travel blog

Not Another Walk in the Park

A travel blog entry by seasiabound

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... the two hour journey to the town of Senaru, where we would begin our trek up Mount Rinjani, the second highest volcanic peak in Indonesia. Tours to Mt. Rinjani are either two days, one night or three days, two nights. However, the two night option was ...

The not-so-big city, Mataram, Indonesia travel blog

The not-so-big city

A travel blog entry by davidandamy1

Our next stop was Mataram, Lombok's main city. It was great for a change a scenery but not a lot to say about this place. There are many small road side stalls, shops and markets, and just a couple of semi-high rise buildings. From here we planned our ...

Kuta, Woulda, Shoulda..., Senggigi, Indonesia travel blog

Kuta, Woulda, Shoulda...

A travel blog entry by gascon

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... to park, and relatively quiet.  In fact it’s common to find a family of four or five cruising around in Indonesia. Disappointed we didn’t get to see more of Lombok, we decided to check out more of Sengiggi for dinner and cruised around ...

Upscale Ubud and Sleepy Senggigi, Senggigi, Indonesia travel blog

Upscale Ubud and Sleepy Senggigi

A travel blog entry by triss68

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After the great escape from Kuta, Jules and I hung out in Ubud, a charming town full of boutiques, restaurants and spas. Ubud lived its 15 minutes of fame following Elizabeth Gilbert's best seller Eat, Love, Pray, where the inspiring author fell in love ...

Kuta: Watch this space, Kute, Indonesia travel blog

Kuta: Watch this space

A travel blog entry by tamsinandmatt

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Kuta, the polar opposite from it's Balinese counterpart, is on the south coast of Lombok. It's a surfer's paradise, with good breaks all along the coast (so I'm told, what do I know!?), chilled bars and cheap accommodation. We went because I wanted to ...

Ldging Review-Lina Cottages, reflection on Sengigg, Sengiggi, Indonesia travel blog

Ldging Review-Lina Cottages, reflection on Sengigg

A travel blog entry by wandering_man

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... to Sengiggi, WM is thinking more about staying one night as a transit stop to the Gilis. Sengiggi has the best Internet outside of Mataram, and is the only place on Lombok that WM has found with massage.  Wandering_Woman  got a hair spa day ...

As Close as it Gets to Paradise, Teluknarat (Gili Islands), Indonesia travel blog

As Close as it Gets to Paradise

A travel blog entry by seasiabound

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Monday morning I took a boat from Lombok to Gili Trawangan, the largest and most popular of the three Gili islands.After jumping off the front of the small boat, flip flops in hand as I made my way through the shallow water and up the beach, I made my ...

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