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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 ...

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 ...

Dengue fever!!, Kuta, Indonesia travel blog

Dengue fever!!

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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So to update everyone Jackie ended up being in bed for a whole week unwell waiting for it to pass so we could finish our diving, but it never did. When almost a week had passed we finally decided we needed to get her checked out in a hospital so I ...

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 ...

Face to face with a person of the forest, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Face to face with a person of the forest

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We got up at about 8am after sleeping like logs. We walked out on to our porch way to a totally different scene.  Last night it had been so dark we couldn't see anything but now this morning we were overlooking the river and the village on the other ...

Welcome to the cheap seats, Bukit Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

Welcome to the cheap seats

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... there.  Ewa and Graeme were on their honeymoon after getting married in Poland (Ewa is Polish) and had decided to explore Indonesia for 3 weeks.  They were such a lovely couple and we hit it off straight away so when we arrived in Bukit Lawang ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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