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Marlin's alive captain!, Kadidiri, Togean islands, Sulawesi, Indonesia travel blog

Marlin's alive captain!

A travel blog entry by laurenandkris

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... -night with her 'siren' songs) and headed out on the Pelni ship to Bali. Pelni is the government run shipping company of Indonesia and serves a wide variety of customers. For us this would be the first, and most probably last, time we could afford to ...

Operation Ijen, The Ijen volcano complex, Indonesia travel blog

Operation Ijen

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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Banyuwangi is not very tourist friendly due to the distinct lack of tourists, there are only a handful of hotels and the town is free of ticket touts, tour guides and taxi drivers offering you every service imaginable. We ended up walking a few miles to ...

The Banda Brothers, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

The Banda Brothers

A travel blog entry by thewyndilady

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Our next flight we depart the plane outside, which is always the first indication we are in another land. As I step off the plane I am overwhelmed by all the familiar aromas of this place....cigarettes, incencse and body odor. Awwwwhhhh...I love this ...

Nightmare Bus Trip, Gilimanuk, Indonesia travel blog

Nightmare Bus Trip

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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Holidays and travelling are two totally different things. We have already had a bit of backpacker travelling mode on 3rd class Indian Railways. However, we have to confess that was luxury compared to the journey from Ubud , Bali to Banyuwangi in Java. ...

Superb diving and unexpected surprises, Lembeh, Indonesia travel blog

Superb diving and unexpected surprises

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE Day : 143 Temperature : 33 degrees Weather : Sunny Diving in Asia, and particular in Lembeh has been great for several reasons. The first is that it is completely unlike any diving we have done before and there are so many wonderfully ...

Bali, continued, Padangbai, Indonesia travel blog

Bali, continued

A travel blog entry by sarah

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Bali continues to amaze...We left Ubud, the "artist capital" of Bali in favor of Lovina, famous for black sand beaches and dolphin watching. It was a needed relief from the constant hot of Ubud, and the breeze from the water reached our bungalow's porch ...

Waterfalls, Gibbons, and Planting Rice, Harau, Indonesia travel blog

Waterfalls, Gibbons, and Planting Rice

A travel blog entry by dane

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The Harau Valley is a must-see.  Like much of Sumatra, it seems like  it’s always the low season and you’ll have the place pretty much to  yourself.  We only saw a couple of other travelers in the entire valley over the ...

Visiting the largest buddhist temple in the world., Borobudur, Indonesia travel blog

Visiting the largest buddhist temple in the world.

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Getting up at 4:30 am and paying 15 entry fee each this place had to be something special. Wow! Borobudur is an incredible Buddhist temple complex, not only in terms of size but also the intricate carvings that tell the story of Buddha's life on the ...

Indonesia - Bali, Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

Indonesia - Bali

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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We caught the hotel taxi (more expensive than it should have been it turns out!) to Ubud in the centre of the island of Bali. The journey was, once again, a heady mixture of dodging mopeds, cars and wild dogs whilst driving about 1 foot away from the ...

Day 160, Somewhere in the Sea, Indonesia travel blog

Day 160

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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21st September - Set Sail at last! All through the night the cranes were loading containers into the boat. In the morning I got a good video of one going right past my window! At 1pm I sensed we were moving and we had finally set sail. ...

Time to stuff the sausage please, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia travel blog

Time to stuff the sausage please

A travel blog entry by travel_buddy

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Slept in until the afternoon dive time, the gods were with us as the electricity stayed on so we had air con and the roosters were relatively quiet. We dove Meno Bounty, which is a sunken former floating restaurant. We called it tire point due to all the ...

Ahhh Bali, Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

Ahhh Bali

A travel blog entry by philthy

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Where to begin... Singapore ended up being a very upscale, clean, easy to get around city. Which I guess is what we expected. I have never seen a city with so much ongoing constuction of highrises. Due to some severe jet lag we headed back to the ...

Indonesia - Location Summary, Location Summary, Indonesia travel blog

Indonesia - Location Summary

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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LOCATION SUMMARY - Indonesia Location: Bali, Indonesia Duration: 13 days Sights      6 People     8 Food        7 Accommodation    7 Ease of Travel ...

3 Rounds of Golf, Bintan, Indonesia travel blog

3 Rounds of Golf

A travel blog entry by dane

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I hadn't played golf since Derek and I played in Koh Samui a year ago.  That course was gorgeous, but I think 115 or something abysmal.  This time, we played 3 rounds on two different courses, and the final round was the best of my life.  ...

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 ...

Plan B(each), Sanur, Indonesia travel blog

Plan B(each)

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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After all boats to the Gili Islands were cancelled, Dennis and I scrambled to make a new plan for our next three days. We decided on Sanur, a beach on the southeast of Bali. Sanur is well-developed with myriad lodging and dining choices, but skews a ...

Minangkabau Tour, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Minangkabau Tour

A travel blog entry by dane

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This is one of the several day-trips offered from Bukittinggi, and it's probably the one I most highly recommend. I think we paid $30 or so to have a driver for the day and a guide who spoke English. Our guide was great, the vehicle was nice, and as you ...

Singapore to Bali via Hong Kong...., Denpasar, Indonesia travel blog

Singapore to Bali via Hong Kong....

A travel blog entry by idarich

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On Sunday 4 September, we flew from Kota Kinabalu back to Johor Bahru on mainland Malaysia. We had woken up that morning in Mount Kinabalu Park, taken a bas mini into the city and spent the day emailing, shopping and doing admin before flying in the ...

No room at the inn..., Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia travel blog

No room at the inn...

A travel blog entry by idarich

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After an unforgettable two days cruising Komodo and Rinca aboard 'Mitra Bajo' in the company of two fellow South Africans, we docked back at Labuanbajo in the mid-afternoon of Saturday 10 September. Though we were considering doing a dive or two in the ...

Critters, critters everywhere, Lembeh, Indonesia travel blog

Critters, critters everywhere

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 141 Temperature : 33 degrees Weather : Sunny So here we are on Pulau Lembeh, on the north west tip of Sulawesi. We have come here for the world famous "muck diving" of the Lembeh Straits. Welcome to an alien world ...

Diving and motorbiking on the east coast, Padang Bai, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

Diving and motorbiking on the east coast

A travel blog entry by idarich

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And so it was goodbye Flores... we'd seen and experienced some unique and traditional ways of life, revelled in the vast, sparsely populated landscapes dotted with volcanoes, and loved the people. We arrived in Denpasar at about sunset on Thursday 22 ...

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 ...

Little Australia, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

Little Australia

A travel blog entry by zee

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I arrived in Bali absolutely stuffed- it had been 19 hours on the bus from Yogya. I didn't get any sleep though. The reason I had been racing to Bali was Bek, who had come up for a holiday with her best friends Beck and Lou. My four days were a haze and ...

Knock, knock, knocking on heaven's door..., Ubud, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

Knock, knock, knocking on heaven's door...

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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He Said: Bali is sort of an anomaly. Indonesia currently is the world's largest Muslim nation (there are more Muslims here than the entire Middle East) but the small island of Bali is the last remaining pocket of what was once a vast Buddhist and Hindu ...

Pimp my Bemo!!!, Ende, Indonesia travel blog

Pimp my Bemo!!!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... . Jetting down in Ende, Flores. We had decided a few weeks ago to fly from Bali to Flores to experience a more authentic Indonesia. Ende is halfway across Flores so this meant after our flight there we could work our way back to Bali. Also not many ...

Krappy Kuta, Kuta, Indonesia travel blog

Krappy Kuta

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... nbsp;in our tired run down minivan (without aircon!) and made it to the ferry port about 12. Here we endured an hour of Indonesia's finest karoke whilst cruising between Java and Bali. Once in Bali we found our 'tourist bus' had turned into a local bus. ...

Mount Merapi & Yogyakarta - Day 184, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Mount Merapi & Yogyakarta - Day 184

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... Rinjani (Lombok) is an easy hike. I can really feel my fitness improving after all the trekking I've done in Malaysia and Indonesia, although I'm still pretty far from where I want to be. Not a finely tuned mountain goat just yet. I didn't feel ...

Prambanan & the Ramayana Ballet, Prambanan, Indonesia travel blog

Prambanan & the Ramayana Ballet

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... cracker) and made our way to the Ramayana ballet. Ramayana ballet. Sold to us as the most memorable cultural show in Indonesia we couldn't miss the Ramayana Ballet which is performed in front of the floodlit Prambanan temple complex. The show is based on ...

Bajawa to Labuanbajo, Flores, Indonesia travel blog

Bajawa to Labuanbajo

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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Sun 15 Aug - Day 105 after a breakfast of two thick pieces of toast and a hard boiled egg, we're n the bus by 7am. We're travelling to Labuanbajo on the west coast of Flores, a journey of 9 hours. The mountainousterain on Flores means the road ...

what is Bali?, Denpasar, Indonesia travel blog

what is Bali?

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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Describe Bali?  This is a start.... Stone carvings decorating houses, temples, street corners...everywhere.  Gods, goddesses, indescribable creatures...well taken care of ...all wearing cloth sarongs and waist sashes and most with a parasol ...

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