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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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The illusive Mount Marapi, Mount Marapi, Indonesia travel blog

The illusive Mount Marapi

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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... Indonesian/Javanese), is an active stratovolcano located about 17 miles north east of Yogyakarta. It is the most active volcano in Indonesia and has erupted regularly since 1548. Smoke can be seen emerging from the mountaintop at least 300 days a year, ...

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 ...

Javanese Culture at its finest, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Javanese Culture at its finest

A travel blog entry by wanderinwonder

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... neighbouring guesthouse where we waited for the bus, as we sat and ate lunch not to far away we talked about coming back to Indonesia in the future. There's a very famous temple (Borobudur)  close by and active an volcanoe (Bromo). So much to see ...

Yogyarkta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Yogyarkta

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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Visiting the oldest, and largest Hindu temple dating from the 8th century we have to admit that we were expecting great things. Had we had the temple to ourselves, at the cost of the locals then this may have been the case. Of course we are very well ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ubud, Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

Ubud

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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Today we took advantage of our two pound fifty moped hire and did a 10 hour tour round the Island. We had no real agenda, just a day out soaking up the Balinese way of life which included wacky races/dodgems every time we entered their road system.  ...

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 ...

Java, Magelang, Indonesië travel blog

Java

A travel blog entry by stefanoandrea

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... lunch at the pool and rented 2 bicycles from the hotel to bicycle to the Prambanan temple which is the largest Hindou temple site in Indonesia, one of the biggest in south-east Asia, it was built in the 9th century. Lots of school kids were visiting and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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