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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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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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See Jakarta, Bogor and Yogyakarta entry for ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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