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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 ...

update of last couple days, Pulau Terawangan, Indonesia travel blog

update of last couple days

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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Day 3/4- On the first day of our diving we did our navigation test and it went pretty good, even though we were supposed to dive again at 2:30 we canceled because Jackie was having trouble with her ears and it's not a good idea to dive if your ears are ...

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 ...

Surf 'n Fail, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

Surf 'n Fail

A travel blog entry by irax

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Since air asia has their hub back in good ole KL of M, I had to travel two sides of the triangle to get down to Bali, nevermind, at least I'm here now, in the southern hemisphere for the first time. I still haven't seen the southern cross but I'll keep ...

Gunung Rinjani National Park - Day 173-175, Lombok, Indonesia travel blog

Gunung Rinjani National Park - Day 173-175

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... Gunung Rinjani completely dominates Lombok, the active volcano covers half the island and is one of the largest active volcano's in Indonesia. I'm hoping to climb this angry 3730 metre peak over the next few days. Caught the boat from Gili Trawangan to ...

Gili Islands, Senggigi, Indonesia travel blog

Gili Islands

A travel blog entry by faff

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After our demanding hike up Mt. Ringani we decided to relax for one week on the beautiful Gili Islands. There are 3 of them in total. Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. They all lying close together north west of Lombok. We started with Gili Air as ...

Dirty Ol' Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Dirty Ol' Jakarta

A travel blog entry by zee

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... 's no point 2) Don't trust anyone except yourself- turned out I could've gotten a visa on arrival after all. The difference between Indonesia and Malaysia is striking. The first thing that hits you is the crush. There're a lot of people in Indo, and they ...

A weeks worth of Dining & Drinking in Kuta, Kuta, Indonesia travel blog

A weeks worth of Dining & Drinking in Kuta

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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And a quiet sunday afternoon here, so here are some of the gratuitous dining and drinking photos from the past week. -------------------------------------- HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Happy Birthday To YOU Happy Birthday dear Maaaa-AaAA-rc HAPPY ...

Life and death in paradise, Palau Banta, Indonesia travel blog

Life and death in paradise

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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There hasn't been too many times in my 31 years that I've feared for my life, but yesterday's approach and entry to this narrow anchorage I did. Woowee it was a doozy, especially at low tide and coupled with a computerised sea chart that was a hundred or ...

Overnight in Bajawa, Bajawa,  Indonesia travel blog

Overnight in Bajawa

A travel blog entry by faff

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On Monday evening we tried to organize transport East. We decided to combine Rinca (our opportunity to see Komodo dragons in the wild), with our boat journey back to Lombok. Unfortunately, there were no options other than local bus to Bajawa. We didn't ...

Indonesia, the last word!, Kuta,  Indonesia travel blog

Indonesia, the last word!

A travel blog entry by faff

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... tobacco or in the villages, betel nut. > 1 large Bintang (660ml) usually about 3 EUR. > Dinner usually about 3-5 EUR each. Indonesia is a sprawling country and you need lots of time to get around and lots of time to recover from getting around! You can ...

Batak Land, Tuktuk Sonak, Indonesia travel blog

Batak Land

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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We had experienced the Karo Batak culture in Berastiga and now on the volcanic 'island' of Samosir we were set to see the subtle and not-so-subtle differences in Toba Batak culture. Samosir used to be connected to the surrounding lake wall by a ...

Bima, Indonesia: Leaky Boat v Dodge Plane, Bima, Indonesia travel blog

Bima, Indonesia: Leaky Boat v Dodge Plane

A travel blog entry by samber

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We woke to our Dutch compadres informing us they were going to the harbour to check the boat situation. Please please please be going. Despite our prayers St Christopher wasn't playing ball and neither were the ferries. Two reasons were given (1) high ...

Labuan Bajo, Indonesia: Dragons & Manta Rays, West Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Labuan Bajo, Indonesia: Dragons & Manta Rays

A travel blog entry by samber

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Waking up to the sound of our jolly hotel manager knocking on the door to tell us the taxi had arrived half an hour early wasn't the best start to the day but at least it wasn't a sign of things to come. As to be expected Bima's airport wasn't anything ...

Seminyak, Indonesia: Merry Xmas & Happy New Year, Kuta, Indonesia travel blog

Seminyak, Indonesia: Merry Xmas & Happy New Year

A travel blog entry by samber

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I'm sorry did we take a longer flight, skip over Indonesia and land in Australia because there are way too many Australians for it to be anywhere else. Think of Bali as an Australian Benidorm. Just swap the white trainers for double pluggers (flip ...

Triumph and Troubles in Java, Carita, Indonesia travel blog

Triumph and Troubles in Java

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... and asked for the next available ticket on the next available flight going to anywhere! So, here we are, about to board a Garuda Indonesia flight!! Yikes!!! Not a good time to mention Garuda's safety record!! So, if you don't hear from us again, it was ...

Lombok, Indonesia: Bargain Bed Bugs, West Lombok, Indonesia travel blog

Lombok, Indonesia: Bargain Bed Bugs

A travel blog entry by samber

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With our chill time, splurge time in Bali come to an end it was time to retighten the money belt and step back into backpacker mode. Next destination - Lombok. Departure time - 6am. Urgh. So it was up at 0530, in reception at 0600 only to wait and ...

Motorbike Ride around Pulau Weh, Sabang, Indonesia travel blog

Motorbike Ride around Pulau Weh

A travel blog entry by dane

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... ), spiders, cockroaches, geckos, other lizards, moths, bats, and we're pretty sure a snake.  Coffee still has grounds in Indonesia, so it’s a stiff drink. It’s made like they’re mixing instant coffee into hot water, but it’s ...

Bali - Indonesia, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

Bali - Indonesia

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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Hi There All, Ohhhh bet it's getting much much colder for those of you back in the UK! Not long now until Santa pays you a visit.......The drunken christmas parties are probabaly already well underway! After sadly leaving OZ we landed Singapore and spent ...

Stinky Batam, Batam, Indonesia travel blog

Stinky Batam

A travel blog entry by cosmicllama

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BATAM Andy and I, compelled to spend a day at the beach, decided on a whim to take a boat to Batam, an Indonesian island conveniently accessible by ferry from both Singapore and Johor Bahru. Batam caters mostly to Singaporean holiday-goers, ...

One day in Kuta is enough...., Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

One day in Kuta is enough....

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... Homestay turned out to be pleasant enough, with friendly people. The next morning we set off on our mission to buy an Indonesia guidebook... what a struggle! We were hoping to pick up a secondhand Lonely Planet, but could not find an edition more recent ...

Motorbike riding in the sun and the wind..no rain!, Lewoleba, Lembata island, Solor-Alor Archipelago, Indonesia travel blog

Motorbike riding in the sun and the wind..no rain!

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... did not get the chance to go to school, because their families could not afford school fees. Whether southern Africa or Indonesia, the main victims in the battle for survival in underdeveloped countries are always the children. The one chap, Sandhi, ...

Bajawa, Indonesia: See ya Later Dutchies, East Manggarai, Indonesia travel blog

Bajawa, Indonesia: See ya Later Dutchies

A travel blog entry by samber

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Of course the one time we decide not to be ready bang on time the bloody bus arrives 15 minutes early. With Sam in the shower, my bag unpacked and goodbyes needed with our Dutch friends what should have been a relaxed morning rapidly turned into a mad ...

O come all ye travellers, Riung, Indonesia travel blog

O come all ye travellers

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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Now this is more like it. Peace and tranquility, gorgeous tropical surrounds, organised locals, great food, entertainment and culture. Thank you Riung! Riung is a tiny fishing village (pop. 1,200) nestled amongst coconut and banana palms on the northern ...

A little luxury in Bali.., Kuta, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

A little luxury in Bali..

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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Arriving in Kuta, Bali after a full day travelling we checked into the Simpang Inn which is a lovely little hidden hotel off the main street. We got a huge room with bathroom, fan and balcony and the hotel has colourful gardens and a great swimming ...

Nyippe Celebration!, Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

Nyippe Celebration!

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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Nyippe is tomorrow, but that is the day of rest.  Today is Nyippe-eve?  I'll call it that.  Today is Nyippe-Eve!  It's like New Years Eve, and today is the day for the party!  All the Ogoh-Ogohs that have been in preparation for ...

Kelimutu (Ende to Moni to Bajawa), Kelimutu, Indonesia travel blog

Kelimutu (Ende to Moni to Bajawa)

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... comfortable, with worn out seats and every available space filled with peoples stuff. The ears take a bashing with continuous overloud Indonesia-vision song contest like music blaring out of the stereo. We had a verygood driver and the only dangerous ...

Swept Away - Not a Movie, Komodo National Park, Indonesia travel blog

Swept Away - Not a Movie

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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    When the manta turned straight for us I had no fear. It was fully black with a great hooked mouth; its movement reminded me of the Dark Knight in Imax. As it came to within a few metres it veered slightly and sailed past us, its seemingly ...

Here Be Dragons, Labuanbajo, Indonesia travel blog

Here Be Dragons

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... , though, so we figured we would just make the most of it. The weather had held for most of our first two days in Indonesia, although we would hear downpours at night. This time, though, we were stuck on a small diving boat as the rain came down violently ...

Paradise Island, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia travel blog

Paradise Island

A travel blog entry by johnbrianmess

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I caught the speedboat to the Island of Gili Trawangan for 2 days to escape the hassles of Kuta. This took 2 hours at high speed and I got completely soaked on route as the boat smashed through the waves! The boat broke down about halfway along and I ...

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