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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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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!

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Last day in Jakarta, Heading off to Bali tomorrow, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Last day in Jakarta, Heading off to Bali tomorrow

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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... lag, but not quite.  I'm still getting up at 6am and trying to stay awake past 8:30pm, I'm doing a little better every day.  Indonesia is exactly 12 hours ahead of Boston/New York.  So it's 11:15 AM on Sat the 16th here, and it's 11:15 PM ...

Riau Islands, Pulau Bintan, Riau Islands, Indonesia travel blog

Riau Islands

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... with scant regard for the law, and the island has the dubious distinction of having the highest rate of HIV/AIDS infection in Indonesia. There's no reason to pause longer than it takes to catch a boat out.' - That was the onely Planets glowing reference ...

Another Fun Bus Journey, Labuanbajo,  Indonesia travel blog

Another Fun Bus Journey

A travel blog entry by faff

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Another fun local bus ride to Bima. Just over-nighted here in yet another grotty hotel. The next morning we got a bus to the ferry terminal in Sape 2 hrs east of Bima. ...

Cemoro Lawang (Gunung Bromo), Probolinggo,  Indonesia travel blog

Cemoro Lawang (Gunung Bromo)

A travel blog entry by faff

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... , cold shower and sometimes a shared bathroom. Standards vary widely but it has been getting better the further east we go. In Indonesia it seems that you have to pay an entry fee to almost everything, beaches, temples, volcanoes etc. Also you usually pay ...

Bali Bird & Reptile Parks, and rice patties too!, Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

Bali Bird & Reptile Parks, and rice patties too!

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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So today Made and Ketut (The Guest House's Official Driver) and I took off after brunch for a day out.  (I now have brunch everyday, I'm getting so lazy here in Ubud!) We headed up to Bali Bird Park and the Reptile park adjacent to it.  I've ...

Jakarta Part 2, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Jakarta Part 2

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... with Sabah it straddles the equator for some 1,770km, making it the worlds most expansive archipeligo. Satellite photography has shown Indonesia to be made up of approx 18,100 islands, 6000 of which are uninhabited. The five main islands are ...

A Week on Danau Toba, Toba, Indonesia travel blog

A Week on Danau Toba

A travel blog entry by dane

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Danau Toba is the largest crater lake in the world. It's actually what first got me interested in going to Sumatra, so I was pretty excited to finally see it. Looking back on the photos, it is beautiful. But at the time, it didn’t quite live up to ...

Surabaya to Flores, Flores, Indonesia travel blog

Surabaya to Flores

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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Tue Aug 10 - Day 100 We checked out of the Paviljoen hotel, leaving our rucksacks in reception. Despite the occasional outside whiff of sewer and spotting a big rat (outside) it's a very pleasant place to stay. Rene types journal for 45 mins, presses ...

Birthday in Bali, Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

Birthday in Bali

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 119 Temperature : 33 degrees Weather : Sunny mornings, cloudy / rainy afternoons We left Lovina for the 2 hour journey to Ubud and arrived early afternoon in the middle of a torrential downpour. This is not the best time to arrive ...

The Bizarre world of the Tana Toraja, Rantepao, Indonesia travel blog

The Bizarre world of the Tana Toraja

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 122 Temperature : 30 degrees Weather : Sunny, cloudy, rainy Our flight to Sulawesi was thankfully uneventful, despite our plane looking like a relic. We passed over Mount Agung in northern Bali and were given incredible views down ...

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