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Our first motorbike crash........SMASH!!!!!, Kuta, Indonesia travel blog

Our first motorbike crash........SMASH!!!!!

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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I finished yesterday with the words "If I ever go near another motorbike please shoot me". Maybe its Karma, maybe its chance or maybe things do come in threes. I woke and the ribs were still not back up to scratch so there is still no surfing. We leave ...

What is below the trapdoor, Kuta, Indonesia travel blog

What is below the trapdoor

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... weight" I’ve still got it where it matters. We managed to go higher than any of the tubsters from Australia or Indonesia and for a scary moment thought we were going over the top to certain death.  Next we tried the Superbowl which again was ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Wild Men Of Sumatra, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Wild Men Of Sumatra

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bored of bartering in Bali, Kuta, Indonesia travel blog

Bored of bartering in Bali

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We woke up to find that the WIFI had been turned off in the night so the downloading hadn't got as far as we had liked. Andrew wasn’t too happy (he’s become a bit obsessed with the whole downloading things, I often find him just staring at ...

Welcome to the Southern Hemisphere, Kuta, Indonesia travel blog

Welcome to the Southern Hemisphere

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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Or is it Australia???? The rain woke us up at 7.45am coming down in torrents against the windows. We got up and showered before anybody else woke up even Qian Ying.  We had some of Siong's mum’s steamed chocolate cake for breakfast with ...

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 ...

Fire dancing, Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

Fire dancing

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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We packed up our bags in the morning and after breakfast we headed for the bus that would take us to Ubud (thankfully all the water in the alleys had drained away so it was a dry walk). After an hour and half bus ride we arrived in Ubud and was ...

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 ...

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