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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. ...

Bloody Mary? Bloody hell!, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia travel blog

Bloody Mary? Bloody hell!

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... can tell where you are in the world just by popping in to a shop and looking what flavours of Lays they stock.  Here in Indonesia it is Salmon Teriyaki or Nori Seaweed, in India it was Massala, China had Hot and Spicy and Malaysia was all about the ...

The best cinema in the world, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia travel blog

The best cinema in the world

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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It was our last full day on the Gili's and we couldn’t decide what to do. We were still a bit sore from our extreme sunbathing two days ago so weren’t overly interested in burning it in even more so we decided to go and hire a film hut on the ...

Hills, Thrills and Spills, Kuta, Indonesia travel blog

Hills, Thrills and Spills

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We got up at about 8am, grabbed the camera and set off up Trawangan Hill. We followed the signs from the village leading 'To the hill' and found a long set of concrete steps heading upwards then disappearing from view.  The steps snaked all the way ...

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 ...

Surfs up Eggsy's down, Kuta, Indonesia travel blog

Surfs up Eggsy's down

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... forward to learning to surf from scratch to being a wizard and surfing G-Lands (the best surfing in the world) before we leave Indonesia, I was ready for about 20 odd days of constant surfing, I may be overweight but with a background in windsurfing and ...

Damp Squibs and Broken ribs, Kuta, Indonesia travel blog

Damp Squibs and Broken ribs

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... and went for a walk to try and plan our way to see the volcano’s of Java, get to achieve another of our aims in Indonesia Komodo (as in dragons) or get to the Gili Islands well the price to get to the volcano’s was 800,000 about 55 return ...

G Land? We're in Dreamland!, Kuta, Indonesia travel blog

G Land? We're in Dreamland!

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We woke, fortunately E was feeling a lot better, I on the other hand needed her to lift me out of bed. Another day of not surfing then. Essentially we had another day relaxing by the pool reading and for Lady E to shop..... well to feel all the items in ...

Bruised thighs and altitude highs, Kuta, Indonesia travel blog

Bruised thighs and altitude highs

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We woke at 6am (still with my ribcage showing no sign of feeling better) to find it still dark so we only got underway at 06:30, we jumped on the bike realising I hadn't actually driven a bike since way back in India when we thought we had been caught ...

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 ...

Let’s get silly on the Gili’s, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia travel blog

Let’s get silly on the Gili’s

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... party so I expect the many magic mushroom shops on the island will be busy. Despite the heavy penalties for drug taking in Indonesia (30 years for smoking a joint) there are no police on the islands so only the island chiefs decide what can or cannot be ...

No better way to wake up a cock down your ear hole, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia travel blog

No better way to wake up a cock down your ear hole

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... of Lombok just across the water from us.   We went for a late lunch at a warung across from our huts called Warung Indonesia and had a fried chicken and rice and a Nasi Goreng. The chicken was tiny, I think it was a chick and Andrew even thought he ...

The quest for a cheap beer, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia travel blog

The quest for a cheap beer

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We made an early start this morning after our relatively long sleep. Andrew had lost a few pairs of ear plugs in the night, god knows where, so hadn't had the greatest sleep added to by the ribs still hurting but I on the other hand (with my amazing ...

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 ...

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 ...

*Day 60: Orangutans & French Lullabies, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

*Day 60: Orangutans & French Lullabies

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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After a warm fruit filled bowl of "muesli"(actually coconut flavored debris from the bottom of their toaster oven), I was fetched by guide Abdul and followed him on a round through the village to pick up the other four trekkers. The first was a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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