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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 ...

Cuppa Cat-Poo-Cino, Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

Cuppa Cat-Poo-Cino

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... any contact information whatsoever. Hm. We told our hotel's owners about this email, and they confirmed that this happens in Indonesia. Another airline had canceled the same flight that morning, and the hotel guests had to insist that it was essential ...

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 ...

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 ...

Gili T across to Ubud, Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

Gili T across to Ubud

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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The fast boat departure from the Gili Islands was as slick as our arrival and a nice bonus to discover the 2 hour transfer to Ubud was included in our original ticket purchase. We can't recommend Mirana Srikandi strongly enough, they were brilliant from ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Last day in Ubud, Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

Last day in Ubud

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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Final day in Ubud has been a mixture of house keeping - catching up on admin, washing clothes, route planning for Java, dodging rain storms and generally enjoying our last day. We decided to go our separate ways for a few hours, K was happy ...

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, ...

Hotel Nightmare, Berastagi, Indonesia travel blog

Hotel Nightmare

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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Berastiga is probably most notable for it's proximity to two relatively active volcanoes, Sibayak, 2100 meters high and Sinabung, 2400 meters high. Sibayak is constantly smoking and, after laying dormant for over 400 years, Sinabung, in Sept of ...

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 ...

Damn chickens! and dive pictures, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia travel blog

Damn chickens! and dive pictures

A travel blog entry by travel_buddy

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The entire trip we had been plagued by the sound of chickens. I thought those F'ing things started at sunrise but noooo, they like to get going around 3 a.m. We've had a bunch of them living near our bungalow and they've been keeping me up every night. ...

Moni and the 3 lakes of Kelimutu., Gunung Kelimutu, Indonesia travel blog

Moni and the 3 lakes of Kelimutu.

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... couple and the man left us to it while he cooked dinner. When the food came it was delicious, by far the best meal in Indonesia. We had a good night chatting to the Germans and speaking to the random man. This sums Flores up, there's a lot of young men ...

Forgotten Paradise, Lovina, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

Forgotten Paradise

A travel blog entry by ad_n_caz

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C... Hello, I am back into the land of the living after joining the Dengue Fever club. They call it break bone fever too, which is not very surprising. The past few weeks have been a bit of a blur, the Bali pace can be quite tough at first especially ...

In Search of Values, Lembongan, Indonesia travel blog

In Search of Values

A travel blog entry by quest

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... time in Tonsai unfortunately drew to a close, I had the tremendous pleasure of having my father come visit me for a diving trip into Indonesia. When he arrived I brought him to Tonsai so he could get a taste of my paradise before we headed to the tourist ...

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