Travel Blogs from Surabaya, Indonesia

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*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 ...

Lombok to Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

Lombok to Surabaya

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... 3 hours earlier than we were led to believe. The bus station clock says 5am and we reaslise that in the travel timewarp that is Indonesia we're back in a GMT + 7 zone. A metred taxi drops us outside Paviljoen Hotel in Central Surabaya where we stayed 2 ...

Jakarta to Surabaya, Surabaya, Java, Indonesia travel blog

Jakarta to Surabaya

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... have used their coins and he doesn't fare so well. Surabaya, with a population of 2.4 million is the second largest city in Indonesia, and the capital of East Java. It also has an enormous port and is home to the Indonesia Navy. Near the harbour ...

From Bromo to Surabaya to Pontianak, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

From Bromo to Surabaya to Pontianak

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... their time between Indonesia and the USA. Both of their children studied and live in the US and have no intention of returning to Indonesia. I liked Henny and Djoko's house as it reminded me very much of Frank Lloyd Wright. Lots of open space and the ...

After one month of traveling: We're Ready for Bali, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

After one month of traveling: We're Ready for Bali

A travel blog entry by shaanandkate

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... are awesome and unique and beautiful and also can be frustrating for us -- we've really enjoyed our time in Indonesia -- buuuut, we've been traveling away from home for more than a month, consistently encountering language and cultural barriers, and are ...

Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

Surabaya

A travel blog entry by alanhopkins

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... 3 games a year because it's too expensive. We were dropped at the shit domestic airport and went about enquiring prices to Surabaya from where we travel to Bromo from. Another highlight listed item in every publication it's a volcano with another couple ...

The fun begins, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

The fun begins

A travel blog entry by 1stclasscamping

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On Friday, a goodbye- banquet was held for the Philippine students.  The two schools each did some kind of performance.  Widya Mandala (the indonesian school I'm volunteering at) did some traditional dances and songs and stuff.  It was all ...

Exploring the city, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

Exploring the city

A travel blog entry by 1stclasscamping

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... and in ruin.  Such an interesting city.  If you’re rich, it’s a nice place I guess.  Apparently Surabaya isn’t a big tourist spot.  Bali and some other beaches are the tourist spots, I guess, so I’m literally ...

Not much to write home about..., Surabaya, Java, Indonesia travel blog

Not much to write home about...

A travel blog entry by helz_on_tour

Well the bus here wasnt too bad, managed to get a bit of sleep and eventually found a hotel when we arrived (more exoensive and not as nice as the one in bali) spent yesterday wandering round and went to the cinema in this big shopping mall, then today ...

Kurzer Stop...zum

Kurzer Stop...zum "Start" der Heimreise...

A travel blog entry by upandaway_gk

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... im Vorfeld einen Flug aus Indonesien raus buchen mussten und nicht wussten, wo wir sein werden, führt uns nun der Weg nach Surabaya. Hier bleiben wir nur eine Nacht zwischen unseren beiden Billigflügen. Aber wies der Zufall so will, haben wir uns ein ...

Vores første vulkan, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

Vores første vulkan

A travel blog entry by voresrejse

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Dag 168-169 (18.09.13-19.09.13) Onsdag, tænkte vi, var en god dag til at komme på vulkan udflugt. Som tænkt, så gjort! Vi forlod Yogyakarta klokken 8.00 om morgenen, hvor vi hoppede i en minibus mod Gunung Bromo sammen med en flok spændte rejsende ...

I'm just a little busy, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

I'm just a little busy

A travel blog entry by 1stclasscamping

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So, in case I didn't mention this, the university I'm working at is celebrating it's 50th anniversary.  They're having an event on Friday to celebrate it, and I'm the keynote speaker.   No pressure or anything.  So I'm a little busy, and ...

Gogyakarta -> Mt. Bromo, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

Gogyakarta -> Mt. Bromo

A travel blog entry by france_rejean

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Salut tout le monde, Nous allons bien (ma phrase favorite) Nous devons vous faire un resume de notre disparition vers le Mont-Bromo. (pas d'internet bien entendu les volcans font sans doute des signaux de fumee donc pas besoin d'internet. hihi) ...

Looking for a boat..., Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

Looking for a boat...

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

Surabaya is one of the biggest port in Indonesia so I thought I come here and look for a boat going to Flores, but unfortunately none are leaving soon :( I now already bought a train ticket for tonight going towards Bali and from there I'll have ...

How do you get an aircraft carrier on speed dial?, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

How do you get an aircraft carrier on speed dial?

A travel blog entry by 1stclasscamping

I just had an amazing lunch with a Norwegian business man, who knows some of the people I met here.  So here's the cast: There's a Doctor (Indonesian), who worked at UC Berkley, at the livermore labs.  Her Daughter was born in California, and ...

Overnight in Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

Overnight in Surabaya

A travel blog entry by rachmatusadiah

... charge. It is called by Anjungan, it is better than sleep on airport chairs. Travel Expenses : 1. Citilink Garuda ticket (Balikpapan - Surabaya) : IDR 273.200 2. Public Transport / Angkot (Office - Sepinggan Airport Balikpapan) : IDR 6.000 3. Airport Tax ...

My first talk, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

My first talk

A travel blog entry by 1stclasscamping

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Well, Today I gave a talk about volunteering for 150 people. They have a group of faculty and students from the Philippines over this week, so I was one of the speakers for their events.  I didn't have much time to prepare, and afterwards I kept ...

I love Indonesia, but..., Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

I love Indonesia, but...

A travel blog entry by 1stclasscamping

... , but here are some problems I've noticed.  However, I also don't want to give the impression that it sucks here.  Indonesia is a great place, and I'm having lots of fun.  But here are some thing's that I want to share: Infrastructure The ...

Sorry for the monotony, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

Sorry for the monotony

A travel blog entry by 1stclasscamping

... thick of the volunteer part.  So I gave talks all week and didn't really get out to do much.  Just stuck in Surabaya for the moment.  But this weekend I'm going out to do white water rafting! I'll have something exciting to post about that ...

Tsunamis, volcanoes and jungles, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

Tsunamis, volcanoes and jungles

A travel blog entry by clairesmiff

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... layers of ash. All of the trees in the area were blackened and stripped bare, leaving the area looking like a baron wasteland. Indonesia definitely seems to serve as a firm reminder that nature can be very destructive when it wants to be! On the morning ...

Goody Two (Jimmy Choo) Shoes, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

Goody Two (Jimmy Choo) Shoes

A travel blog entry by matfloyd

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... , we will just get another taxi and hope he speaks better English” To be honest, this was the first time in all of Indonesia that the language barrier had been a problem, usually, most people we had dealt with had a good grasp of it. We walked into ...

Last Post of the year: Holiday treats!, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

Last Post of the year: Holiday treats!

A travel blog entry by nprivette

... to go through the program with you on this one.  But, I keep leaving the program behind.  So, there is Surabaya Symphony Orchestra who holds an quarterly concert.  The concerts are about 4 hours long with 20 different songs by different ...

Finally got here, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

Finally got here

A travel blog entry by 1stclasscamping

So I have arrived safely in Surabaya, and I'm at the place I'll be staying at the whole time. I woke up at 4 AM on the 8th. Was traveling nonstop until what was  8:30 AM our time.  28.5 hours, with maybe 2.5 hours of sleep, and lots of ...

7 piece French F1, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

7 piece French F1

A travel blog entry by alanandchris

... shopping was the order of the day after a good nights rest and we proceeded to spend a 'very pleasant' 5 hours shopping in Surabaya Mall. I 'really enjoyed it'. We purchased a selection of ladies things which were placed in a designer bag and we also ...

Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

Surabaya

A travel blog entry by n-p

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Nothing, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

Nothing

A travel blog entry by 1stclasscamping

The reason I haven't posted in a while is because nothing happened for a while.  I woke up, gave talks, went to the gym, and just worked.  It was boring, and I was getting tired of it.  Then I went on a trip to Manila and Singapore!  ...

The hard part is over, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

The hard part is over

A travel blog entry by 1stclasscamping

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So, my talks went well.  I'm glad I was able to practice a little before the big one on friday.  I had one on thursday just as a guest lecturer for a class, and apparently everyone wanted to come because we ended up filling the ...

Leaving for bali today!, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

Leaving for bali today!

A travel blog entry by 1stclasscamping

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So two other students and I are leaving for Bali today.  Bali is the tourist beach area of Indonesia.  So I'll have a couple days to kick back and relax.  Oh, also there was a 6.6 earthquake there this morning.  Should be fun!  ...

Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

Surabaya

A travel blog entry by tenortravel

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Of Surabaya and Sucky Movies, Surabaya, Indonesia travel blog

Of Surabaya and Sucky Movies

A travel blog entry by shaanandkate

... had a craving for Indian food. Once so plentiful in Malaysia, there has been a serious dearth of saag paneer and chicken biryani in Indonesia. We asked the hotel for a recommendation and off we went in a cab, with just an address in our hand. The cabbie ...

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