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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 ...

A Week in Paradise - Balinese Style, Nusa Penida, Indonesia travel blog

A Week in Paradise - Balinese Style

A travel blog entry by dane

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We saw manta rays. I really don't need to say anything else. But I'm sure I will at some point. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Indonesia - Bukit Lawang, Gunung Leuser, Indonesia travel blog

Indonesia - Bukit Lawang

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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... places in the world where wild Orangutans are found. The other place being the jungles of Borneo, which is also in Indonesia. Though Borneo's northern terrertories belong to Malaysia. "Orang" comes from the Malay language and means "People". "Hutan" ...

Indonesia - Flores, Labuan Bajo, Indonesia travel blog

Indonesia - Flores

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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After weighing up my options, factoring in both price and time, i decided the best way to to travel from Bali to Flores was via an internal flight. It was a small bi-propellered plane. These cruise at a much lower altitude than the jet engined models. As ...

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 ...

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