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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 ...

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 ...

Indonesian insights, Somewhere Off The Coast Of Sumbawa (0814'86 S 11705' E), Indonesia travel blog

Indonesian insights

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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Here's some things I've learned, heard or noticed whilst cruising about Indonesia over the last month. 1) the narrower the road, the faster they drive. 2) the Catholics are very religious and are quite happy to bury their dead in ornately tiled above ...

Day 163, Somewhere in the Indian Ocean, Indonesia travel blog

Day 163

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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24th September. Had the standard three meals in silence again. I went up the front and got soaked twice by two errant waves. "Up the front" has an entirely different meaning in my World War 1 book - can't believe what the men on both sides had ...

ooh ooh aah - Jungle Trek...., In the jungle!, Indonesia travel blog

ooh ooh aah - Jungle Trek....

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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We decided to come back down to Indonesia with Kate and Darren in search of the wild orangutans and to see Lake Toba. We had been told many good things about the lake last time we were in Bukittinggi but the 18+ hours bus journey complete with sick bags ...

The real Java, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

The real Java

A travel blog entry by zee

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Jakarta was crap, and I was tired. Really tired. I hadn't had more than 4 hours sleep since arriving in Sabah the week before, and the amount of miles I had covered was exhausting. It's much more tiring sitting in a bus all day than you'd think. I had ...

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 ...

Sumatran Sickness Strikes!, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

Sumatran Sickness Strikes!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 93 Temperature : 30 degrees Weather : Sunny Apologies once again for being tardy on the blogging front but unfortunately Kevin and I succumbed to a nasty, nasty, stomach bug that has been going around. Kevin managed to get away ...

Indonesia - The Final Few Days, Gili Meno, Indonesia travel blog

Indonesia - The Final Few Days

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... , came over to play with the cat. She asked el Grande if he understood English. I broke in saying that the animals of Indonesia recognize that in a global economy English is not just an asset but a must. They both stared back at me blankly, neither ...

Yogyakarta & Mount Merapi - Day 183, Mount Merapi, Indonesia travel blog

Yogyakarta & Mount Merapi - Day 183

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... become completely impossible. Probably lucky more than wise that I changed my plans at the last minute. Tonight I climb Indonesia's most volatile volcano, and the sixth most active in the world, Gunung Merapi ("Giving Fire"). The Javanese worship ...

Bali High !, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

Bali High !

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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... east (see the map above). With a population recorded about 3 million, the island is home to the vast majority of Indonesia's small Hindu minority. 93% of Bali's population adheres to Balinese Hinduism, while most of the remainder follow Islam. It is also ...

on to Bali!!!, Kuta, Indonesia travel blog

on to Bali!!!

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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We left our hotel and headed for the airport where we waited to leave, because we were in the discount terminal there was not alot of places to eat or much do while we waited. Once we were in Bali we headed to a taxi stand and he took us to Kuta and a ...

Care Packages, Banda Aceh, Indonesia travel blog

Care Packages

A travel blog entry by thewyndilady

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... of you have mentioned wanting to mail me some care packages. My address here is: Wyndi Roebuck PO Box 830 Banda Aceh, Indonesia 23001 DHL is probably the best way to mail packages overseas/here. You can send packages to me via regular mail, but ...

Final Indonesian thoughts + random signs of life, Crossing The Malacca Strait, Indonesia travel blog

Final Indonesian thoughts + random signs of life

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... about it here - the only Java Post I managed to read had an encouraging editorial piece about it. However I am concerned for Indonesia - with widespread use of plastics and the huge consumer population now faced it may not be possible to reverse even if ...

The incredible sulphur minors of Ijen!!!, Situbondo, Indonesia travel blog

The incredible sulphur minors of Ijen!!!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... minors were strolling past us as if they were empty handed. Our legs hurt after the walk back but we didn't moan. After what we had seen we felt a bit pathetic to be honest! Once at the bottom we had a lovely Indonesia breakfast and made our way to ...

We Jump together, We swim together, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia travel blog

We Jump together, We swim together

A travel blog entry by travel_buddy

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Early check out and onto a mini bus across Bali for a few hours to the harbor. We saw a motor bike accident, but luckily none of the 6 riders on the 2 bikes had more than a few scratches and scrapes. Our boat left early as the waves were picking up ...

Big Buddhas of Borobudur, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Big Buddhas of Borobudur

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... sure what you call such a place (maybe a 'mosple'?) but it again illustrates the two religions generally living in harmony in Indonesia, in recent history at least. I've avoided religion as a topic but will probably tackle it when I wind up Indonesia. ...

Discovery of the perfect beach., Seraya, Indonesia travel blog

Discovery of the perfect beach.

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Highlights. Paradise island. It took an hour long boat ride from Labuan Bajo to get to Seraya island on what was clearly the worst boat in the whole harbour. Half way through we had to stop and fix the engine while the waves made it a fairly ...

problem with money, monkeys with problems, Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

problem with money, monkeys with problems

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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Our third day in Ubud started the same as the previous day, with tea waiting on our porch table followed by a plate of fruit and this time a toasted egg sandwich for breakfast! Mmmm Mmmm. We are so glad we ended up staying at this place and gave up on ...

Javan Lava, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia travel blog

Javan Lava

A travel blog entry by ad_n_caz

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... to pass on the offer for our possibly last chance of such luxury for a very long time. A... On the April 5th Indonesia will be holding their first ever free presidential elections, and campaigning is pretty well under way here. It's pretty ...

Just got to Bali, Sanur Beach, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

Just got to Bali

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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We Said:   Although we got an amazing fare on our Viva Macau Airlines flight from Macau to Jakarta, you do get what you pay for. You had to pay extra for EVERYTHING on board the aircraft, including pillows($3.50), blankets($4.50), and ...

Quiet Day in Ubud, Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

Quiet Day in Ubud

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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So I totally vegged by the pool today, had dinner on my front porch (room service) and only because the Gamelan Orchestra was playing literally next door at the Lotus Temple pond did I venture out for the show tonight.  I've decided to stay in Ubud ...

Woodcarvers Worshops & Wyan's House, Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

Woodcarvers Worshops & Wyan's House

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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Wyan, who works in the Pradha cafe is an amateur woodcarver on the side, and offered to take me to see some 'Master Woodcarvers' in Ubud.  This town is known for its art, and I'm not really into paintings so much, but when he mentioned wood carving ...

Colourful crater lakes... and a robbery, Moni, Flores, Indonesia travel blog

Colourful crater lakes... and a robbery

A travel blog entry by idarich

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Early on Monday morning 12 September we said goodbye to our super hosts in Ruteng and boarded the bus to Moni, the village from which to explore Kelimutu, the extinct volcano famous for its three coloured crater lakes. We had decided to skip Bajawa, ...

Jakarta, Bogor and Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta,  Indonesia travel blog

Jakarta, Bogor and Yogyakarta

A travel blog entry by faff

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... beaches we know. Thousands of people covered the dark sand and people go into the water with all there clothes on. Most of Indonesia, especially the island if Java is islamic but not so strict. Dave and me were celebrities and pretty much the only white ...

Jakarta, Jakarta Pusat,  Indonesia travel blog

Jakarta

A travel blog entry by faff

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Ubud, Ubud,  Indonesia travel blog

Ubud

A travel blog entry by faff

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... world and bribed our first police officer. Some people end up handing over up to 200,000 to make "solution". Oh well, this is Indonesia, the police and government officials are as corrupt as hell. On our way to Batar we met a dude on a motorbike and he ...

Labuan Bajo and our boat trip back to Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia travel blog

Labuan Bajo and our boat trip back to Lombok

A travel blog entry by faff

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... on Rinca island. The boat company we went with is called Perama and they are probably the most reliable and respected tour operators in Indonesia. It was a 2 day/2 night journey. We slept on the deck as it was a bit cheaper and it turned out to be much ...

Village of the whale hunters, Lamalera, Lembata island, Solor-Alor Archipelago, Indonesia travel blog

Village of the whale hunters

A travel blog entry by idarich

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We had been drawn to Lembata Island by the prospect of visiting the unique village of Lamalera, where the traditional practice of harpooning whales and dolphins for subsistence still survives. So, on Friday 16 September, after two nights in the ...

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