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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 ...

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 ...

Indonesia - Makassar, Makassar, Indonesia travel blog

Indonesia - Makassar

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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... ,000 Rupiah (10) per night. While i've stayed in worse, that's more than double the cost of my most expensive room in Indonesia thus far. With the long ferry voyage just behind me and all the walking around with my bags, i was knackered. Yesterday, ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Landscapes from another world, Cemoro Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Landscapes from another world

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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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 ...

Jungle Highs, AC lows thats the way Indonesia goes, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Jungle Highs, AC lows thats the way Indonesia goes

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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... time to do any kind of proper research in Singapore, added to the fact that it was very much a last-minute decision, we entered Indonesia with little clue about where we were going or what to expect. Sometimes this has worked for us - Chennai was a ...

Time for the buddy check, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia travel blog

Time for the buddy check

A travel blog entry by travel_buddy

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... along the beach dead in their tracks. The whole night we talked about how lucky all of us are to be in the Gilis in Indonesia for this experience. Not sure what time we finally made it to bed. Travelers note: When picking a room on Gili be aware ...

A scorpion sting makes Bali bor-ing!, Legian, Indonesia travel blog

A scorpion sting makes Bali bor-ing!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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WARNING: The following blog is medical and, in some parts, pretty disgusting and/or factual (i.e. boring!). Please do not read if you are sitting down for your morning cornflakes - kill a few minutes on Facebook and come back later. Believe me, when ...

Sponsored by Roxy, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

Sponsored by Roxy

A travel blog entry by thewyndilady

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... 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 thing! I thought that was ...

Tracking wild Orang-Utans in the Sumatran Jungle, Ketambe, Indonesia travel blog

Tracking wild Orang-Utans in the Sumatran Jungle

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... of course was a bit braver and managed perfectly well on his own! We met up with David from London who was travelling in Indonesia for a month between jobs. Funnily enough we'd bumped into him in a round-about kind of way in Pulau Weh a week previously, ...

Clear water cool breezes, Padangbai, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

Clear water cool breezes

A travel blog entry by philthy

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From Ubud Sarah and I decided to head up to Lovina on the north coast of Bali. It is a somewhat touristy area with nice black sand beaches. We stayed there for three nights at a nice place called the "Astina Cottages" which was near the beach. It had ...

Tsunami Memories, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

Tsunami Memories

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... itself didn't seem to have many visual scars from that fateful day and, in fact, looked like any other town in Indonesia (outside of the roads which will have to deteriorate greatly before matching the chaotic mess in the rest of the country)- we ...

Another day at the beach, Seminyak, Indonesia travel blog

Another day at the beach

A travel blog entry by travel_buddy

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Jon and I were up again early, we really are old people. After breakfast we looked into options to get to the Gili Islands. The tour guide guy told us to be careful when changing money as it is a common scam to use a slip of the hand trick and drop ...

Woke up this morning and got myself a Bintang, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

Woke up this morning and got myself a Bintang

A travel blog entry by laurenandkris

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... a week in Kuta recuperating was a real setback. Still, we managed to have a fantastic time staying in the party capital of Indonesia although I didn't always feel up to the full-on party. We also hired a scooter which meant that I managed to get a ...

monkeying around..., Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

monkeying around...

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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Up to Ubud.   I'm expecting a small town in the mountains...a little cooler, with lots of artists...also lots of ex-pats...plus a monkey sanctuary.  Well, small it is not.  Apparently Ubud has grown and grown and now has more shops ...

Coffee Plantations and Sulphur Lakes, Sempol, Indonesia travel blog

Coffee Plantations and Sulphur Lakes

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE : Day : 114 Temperature : 24 degrees Weather : Cloudy, intermittent rain, some sunshine We left Bromo at 6am on Sunday morning and made our way back to Probolinggo. After catching an extremely busy, hot and overloaded public bus ...

Indonesia - Bukittinggi, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Indonesia - Bukittinggi

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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It was a long journey from Lake Toba to Bukittinggi. The estimated time was 15 hours, with the actual time being 18 hours. Though it was in a large coach this time as opposed to the small local buses i've been using up until this point. I have now left ...

Finding Gili Meno, Gili Meno, Lombok, Indonesia travel blog

Finding Gili Meno

A travel blog entry by laurenandkris

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... peaks of Bali as the mass of Gunung Rinjani (3700m) on Lombok loomed ever closer. We were forever beseiged with Indonesia's favorite question, "Hello, where are you going?". Unfortunately most Indonesians don't speak much more English than this and our ...

Pulau Weh, sabang, Indonesia travel blog

Pulau Weh

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 87 Temperature : 32 degrees Weather : Overcast Indonesia!!! It's so great to be here. This country is immensly vast and has so much to offer with thousands of different islands each with their own different cultures, landscapes and ...

Tiny Tarsiers and Black Crested Macaques, Batuputih, Indonesia travel blog

Tiny Tarsiers and Black Crested Macaques

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/DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 140 Temperature : 33 degrees Weather : Overcast With our ear infections being treated with antibiotics and a few days to kill until we could go diving again we decided to head to the Tangkoko National Park to see some wildlife. ...

Lounging by the lake & smiling til our jaws ache!, Tuk Tuk, Lake Toba, Indonesia travel blog

Lounging by the lake & smiling til our jaws ache!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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We had been told great things about Lake Toba the last time we were in Sumatra, so this time around we put it on the 'must-do' list. Our first impressions of the Lake was that this was a peaceful atmospheric place where relaxation was hard to ...

Kuta be more busy?!, Kuta, Indonesia travel blog

Kuta be more busy?!

A travel blog entry by wanderinwonder

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I know what you're thinking, my puns are out of this world!!!!   We stayed here six nights, I will sum it up in three highlights: Highlight #1 We arrived early morning on the 20th, our first day and the day before Nyepi. The Balinese New Year. ...

Beautiful Bali, Sanur, Indonesia travel blog

Beautiful Bali

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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Before getting into our adventures in Bali, I have to ask our loyal reader- what in the name of Maple Syrup is going on in Canada?? We only get sporadic exposure to English news programs and, not too surprisingly, it's Asia-centric and ...

Wild Men Of Sumatra, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Wild Men Of Sumatra

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... .  The reasons they’re disappearing?? Primarily loss of habitat, although poaching continues to be a problem (Indonesia has serious penalties for poaching but apparently those responsible for capturing the orangutan babies for pets are those ...

Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Yogyakarta

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE : Day : 106 Temperature : 34 degrees Weather : Sunny, humid and very hot OK people, panic over!!!! Thank you for all your concerns and comments, and sorry to have caused you all to worry. Although it was a horrible, horrible experience we ...

Walking on Air, Gili Air, Indonesia travel blog

Walking on Air

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... after our journey. We couldn't help ourselves and stayed here 6 nights. Our holiday in our travels! One other thing, every hotel in Indonesia be it in touristy Bali or a homestay in Flores seems to have its resident chicken. Great if you want an omelet at ...

Costa del Kuta, Kuta, Indonesia travel blog

Costa del Kuta

A travel blog entry by jeffs

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So, now in Kuta. Talk about Magaluf or Costa del sol!!! This is one place that has been ruined by tourism! My flight from Singapore was delayed. We boarded the plane on time, at which point, whilst settling in and checking out the inflight movies, ...

Indonesia - Bali, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

Indonesia - Bali

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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... here worth visiting. Firstly, Uluwatu Temple. It's a Hindu temple, as are most of the temples around Bali. Although Indonesia is predominantly a Muslim country, each island set has evolved in it's own way regarding culture, language and religion. What ...

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