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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Train Ride and Good Advice, Sawahlunto, Indonesia travel blog

Train Ride and Good Advice

A travel blog entry by dane

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... often mean unlimited opportunities. As a result, I have a responsibility to take advantage of that. In this case, we were in Indonesia, and there was a train that ran once a week from outside of Bukittinggi to an old coal-mining town a few hours away. ...

Surabaya to Nunukan to Tawau, Tawau, Indonesia travel blog

Surabaya to Nunukan to Tawau

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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Mon 23 August - Day 113 Having already experienced life aboard a Pelni Ship we know what to expect from the ships cook. Not a lot. So with this in mind, we decide to raid a local supermarket in search of inbetween meal snacks. We do good, real good and ...

Togean Islands, Katupat, Indonesia travel blog

Togean Islands

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... onto the bus. This brings me to an interesting point about personal space, a concept which is clearly non-existant in Indonesia. Let’s create the picture. Imagine your typical rickety old Indonesian bus.  I am in the window seat, Kevin is in ...

the end of a life...., Lovina, Indonesia travel blog

the end of a life....

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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June 12 Crack of dawn on a spider boat out to visit with the dolphins and then some snorkeling on the reef.......all sounds  great except that last night was a night of hellacious hot....the hotel is great....even has a swimming pool and, with ...

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 ...

Lake Maninjau, Danau Maninjao, Indonesia travel blog

Lake Maninjau

A travel blog entry by dane

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There wasn't much to do here, but we weren't looking for lots of excitement. We had a nice view and were the only people at the resort (I use that word lightly) most of the time. We were right on the water and saw people fishing and working in the ...

Bill, Ben and Bali......, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

Bill, Ben and Bali......

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... we were taxied back to his villa at Nusa Dua. Kish is a friend from north London we actually met on our last trip to Indonesia, in Borneo. After a somewhat faulting start in borneo(we thought he was trying to hustle us) we got on famously, united in our ...

Ferry to Pulau Bintan, Tanjungpinang, Indonesia travel blog

Ferry to Pulau Bintan

A travel blog entry by dane

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Travel always has inherent challenges.  Often these come in form of language or infrastructure, but Singapore showed me that even in a modern, English-speaking country, things don't always come smoothly.  In fact, it's probably because ...

Motorbike touring the back roads of Bajawa., Bajawa, Indonesia travel blog

Motorbike touring the back roads of Bajawa.

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Highlights. Ojek tour around Bajawa. We paid for 2 guys to give us a tour of the surrounding area of Bajawa using their bikes. This was a much cheaper way of doing it rather than a private car plus it was a lot more fun. The guy who explained everything ...

Day 54: Gunung Bromo & Bus to Bali, Probolinggo, Indonesia travel blog

Day 54: Gunung Bromo & Bus to Bali

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... in that much pain from that many different ailments before. The Mt Bromo sunrise was not only one of the main reasons I'd chosen Indonesia over Vietnam though, but also the main reason I came to urban industrial Java at all as opposed to going straight to ...

Day 55: Ubud, Beach Bumming & the Memorial, Kuta, Indonesia travel blog

Day 55: Ubud, Beach Bumming & the Memorial

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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Ahh, what a good night's sleep, and in a great budget hotel too. The Indonesia section of the LP book scores again. After devouring a banana pancake, I headed out to the beach. Kuta is basically a larger, busier Asian clone of Rosarito, so anyone who's ...

South Africans on dragon safari, Komodo and Rinca, near Flores, Indonesia travel blog

South Africans on dragon safari

A travel blog entry by idarich

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Early on Thursday morning, 8 September, we made our escape from crazy Kuta and boarded a Merpati flight to Labuanbajo on the eastern island of Flores. For the duration of the two-hour flight we enjoyed excellent views of the string of islands to the east ...

Funerals R Us, Rantepao, Indonesia travel blog

Funerals R Us

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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The Torajan people of South Sulawesi are well known for two things- their very unusual homes and their almost obsessive preoccupation with death and the related ritualistic funerals. My philosophy on death has always been quite simple- if you don't think ...

Flores - Labuanbajo and Komodo National Park, Flores, Indonesia travel blog

Flores - Labuanbajo and Komodo National Park

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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Mon 16 Aug - Day 106 Woken from sound sleep at 4am by a nearby cockerel, who set off a cockerel chain reaction. No idea what they're playing at as it doesn't start getting light until 5.30am. Labuanbajo is a small fishing community with a busy port ...

Settling in on Pulau Weh, Sabang, Indonesia travel blog

Settling in on Pulau Weh

A travel blog entry by dane

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This was an email I wrote while on the island. Now it'll be my travel blog with a little reflection at the end. We've been here a week. Our bungalow is perched on the side of a hill overlooking the reef.  The water is a swirl of turquoise and ...

Do you want any leeches for that?, Medan, Indonesia travel blog

Do you want any leeches for that?

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We had all had an unsettled night's sleep and hadn’t got much between us all.  The rocks under the camping mats were to blame and every time you turned over it was painful.  Still we all knew this wasn’t going to be the Ritz but as ...

Exploring the Town, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

Exploring the Town

A travel blog entry by dane

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Our plan was to go to Sumatra and Sulawesi over the course of 2 months, but Air Asia stopped their flights to Sulawesi. So we settled on just spending 6 weeks in Sumatra. We started in Aceh before making our way south toward Padang to fly back to KL then ...

Unplanned bonus time on Bali!, Lovina, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

Unplanned bonus time on Bali!

A travel blog entry by idarich

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On Monday afternoon (26 September), after a great day's motorbiking among the volcanoes and paddy fields of eastern Bali, we sped back to Padang Bai to catch the shuttle bus to the airport. We arrived at about 8.30pm with plenty of time to spare - our ...

Chapter 23: The Komodo Debacle, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

Chapter 23: The Komodo Debacle

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... idea because we ended up coated in soot. At least we met some chatty young local guys. One was studying economics (in Indonesia?! Poor guy...) and was interested in becoming pen-pals or something. Another kept calling me "handsome," which was funny. ...

A beach haven and a wreck dive, Maumere, Flores, Indonesia travel blog

A beach haven and a wreck dive

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... a bemo together and sat around chatting while we waited for the plane (which ended up leaving an hour late). Goodbye, Flores and Lembata! We'd been absolutely enchanted by the friendly people and dramatic scenery of this far eastern corner of ...

Bali, Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

Bali

A travel blog entry by sarah

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Bali: beautiful. Indonesians: wonderfully friendly. Weather: oh my God I am in an oven (at least I am assuming an oven gets hot; poor Phil, I have never actually USED one...). I love hot weather. Loveitloveitloveit. Can't get enough of MICHIGAN in ...

Tyre-d of call to prayer so relax at Gili Air!, Legian, Indonesia travel blog

Tyre-d of call to prayer so relax at Gili Air!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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... and the policemen who drove around looking for fit young girls to chat to and perv over! One of the problems of traveling in Indonesia is that you can only get a one-month visa if you buy on arrival which, for such a huge country is nothing really. ...

Motorbike Ride through the North, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Motorbike Ride through the North

A travel blog entry by dane

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This was a great trip. I love the countryside. And even after 4 years in Southeast Asia, I still love rice paddies. The terracing and the unending fields of green just mesmerize me. HD Video. Watch it in 720. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjxjL0nUVmQ ...

Deutschlanders and dragons, Larantuka, Flores, Indonesia travel blog

Deutschlanders and dragons

A travel blog entry by laurenandkris

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We arrived at the port of Labuan Lombok slightly before sunset after a day being bundled around in a tiny van from one place to the next. We'd met our fellow passengers, twelve Germans, three Swedes, an Irishman and a Polish girl. Should make for an ...

Bandung & Tangkuban Parahu Volcano - Day 185-186, Bandung, Indonesia travel blog

Bandung & Tangkuban Parahu Volcano - Day 185-186

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Day 185 - 24/08/08 A 9 hour train journey today to Bandung from Yogyakarta. Bandung is surrounded on three sides by beautiful volcanic peaks and is a little off beaten track for most travellers, it should be an interesting place to visit, especially ...

Island fever, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia travel blog

Island fever

A travel blog entry by travel_buddy

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After another morning of banana pancakes we decide to spend another day in Gili doing a walking tour of the tiny island. We book our transport to our next destination, Ubud back in Bali. We than head north along the beach stopping to swim, snorkel, ...

Day 162, Somewhere in the Indian Ocean, Indonesia travel blog

Day 162

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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23rd September - Sailing the Indian Ocean Today I watched some movies. Oscar winning "The Departed" was the pick. While going up the stairs I crossed the Chief Officer. He's second in command and the crew had told me he was the most ...

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