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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 ...

Bat On A Stick??, Bunaken, Indonesia travel blog

Bat On A Stick??

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... Manado in northern Sulawesi offers up some of the best diving in the world. Sulawesi is one of the less visited islands of Indonesia which, of course, is part of it's appeal. It should be a requirement to visit an island where the local population, ...

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 ...

Gili Trawangan, Indonesia: Turtle Haven, West Lombok, Indonesia travel blog

Gili Trawangan, Indonesia: Turtle Haven

A travel blog entry by samber

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Another day, another island. The hardest decision is which one. Packed in like sardines it was an hr or so drive across the island to the port... or not as the case may be. Why they insist on dumping you at a stupid cafe frustrates the hell out of ...

Diving the Walls of Bunaken,  Bunaken, Indonesia travel blog

Diving the Walls of Bunaken

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 145 Temperature : 35 degrees Weather : Hot, hot, hot! We spent 2 full days in Bunaken and left with mixed feelings. The reefs of Bunaken Marine Park are absolutely beautiful, filled soft and hard corals and teeming with small fish. ...

Ubud Market & Rice Fields, Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

Ubud Market & Rice Fields

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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Today I went to the Ubud market to buy a new blouse and belt/scarf for Temple.  I actually did it too, and of course I got a few more things.  After the market, I went to a restaurant called the Dirty Duck.  I'd been there before for ...

Beaches, Boats and Diving, Labuanbajo, Flores, Indonesia travel blog

Beaches, Boats and Diving

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... North of the island and very quiet and isolated. Normally Gili Trawangan is a party island but because of the recent troubles in Indonesia it was really quiet and much more laid-back than usual. We met up here with our Canadian friends Martin and Annie ...

One wedding, one funeral and lots of diving, Sulawesi, Indonesia travel blog

One wedding, one funeral and lots of diving

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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Makassar is the biggest city in Sulawesi but you wouldn't know it.. despite the big hotels and traffic it has a small town feel and the side streets are like little village communities. We had a couple of relaxing days here staying at the Surya Inn hotel ...

High Priest Cremation Ceremony, Gianyar Indonesia, Gianyar, Indonesia travel blog

High Priest Cremation Ceremony, Gianyar Indonesia

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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The pictures really tell the story of the ceremony, so take the slideshow tour.  I've narrated in the photo descriptions ...

Sape, Indonesia: Town With No Beer, Bima, Indonesia travel blog

Sape, Indonesia: Town With No Beer

A travel blog entry by samber

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Golly what a day. Hell, would be a good way to describe it. Made bearable only by music and good company. To start with the alarm went off at 0530. Then the taxi arrived 15 minutes late at 0615 leaving us all stressing that we would miss the one and ...

Brief stopover in Jakarta., Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Brief stopover in Jakarta.

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... 6 in the morning) to sort our tickets and get on the train to Yogyakarta. We're sad to leave Jakarta after not exploring it. Indonesia seems to have to many awesome places so were trying to pick and chose wisely.  Oh and we're millionaires now after ...

West Flores, Labuanbajo,  Indonesia travel blog

West Flores

A travel blog entry by faff

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The ferry from Sape to Labuan Bajo was very pleasant and took about 7 hrs to cross. We met an interesting French man by the name of Pierre and hung out with him for a time. On the way there were nice views of Komodo island and Rinca islands. The sea was ...

A weeks worth of Lovina Beach sunsets, Lovina, Indonesia travel blog

A weeks worth of Lovina Beach sunsets

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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This beach is so gorgeous.  It's a small little town, with just a few shops and even fewer restaurants.  And I thought Ubud was small.  All eight "beach sellers" knew me by name after day 1.  And I was only on the beach in the ...

INDONESIA, Bintan, Indonesia travel blog

INDONESIA

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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Whilst in Singapore, we decided to do a Day trip to the nearby Indonesian island of Bintan. It's quite weird how you can go from super first world Singapore, to an extremely third world Indonesian island, in little over an hour by boat. Now, we had ...

I'm being featured on BohemianJourneys.com!, Kuta, Indonesia travel blog

I'm being featured on BohemianJourneys.com!

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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So a good friend of mine, Miguel, asked if he could feature this little 'old blog of mine on his fantastic travel website called  Bohemian Journeys.  I was so honored I hardly knew what to write back, I'm still surprised ...

Indonesia - Bali, Nusa Dua, Indonesia travel blog

Indonesia - Bali

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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We arrived into Denpasar Airport, Bali, at just gone 10pm. After picking up our luggage and a long queue to pay for our visas and get our passports stamped (slow but with no complications) we found our transfer and hopped into the taxi for the 20-minute ...

The Effects of Terrorism, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

The Effects of Terrorism

A travel blog entry by hodge

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I decided not to visit Darwin, mostly due to two reasons. Firstly the wet season had closed roads to some of the main attractions in Kakadu and I did really want to pay for a tour I didn't see everything and secondly Australia was bleeding me dry of ...

Senggigi, The Warm Ghost Town, Lombok, Indonesia travel blog

Senggigi, The Warm Ghost Town

A travel blog entry by mindmaker

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Monday, July 4th, 9:30 pm A pitch-black sky welcomed me as I landed on Selaparang Airport. I felt a little bit unsatisfied (due to my delayed flight from Jakarta), but not at all dispassionate. During the flight I had introduced myself to a bright ...

Rafflesia and Leeches, Batang Palupuh, Indonesia travel blog

Rafflesia and Leeches

A travel blog entry by dane

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I don't really care about flowers. I especially don't care enough to go hiking a couple hours into dense jungles and wading through rivers to see one. But the Rafflesia is famous, and we had an afternoon free to wander around somewhere. Might as well be ...

Temple Land and Temple World, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Temple Land and Temple World

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... for their project--and if anyone reads this blog post, you should look up Borobudur, and seriously consider visiting it (and Indonesia!) someday. That was only our first 9th-century temple of the day, however. After a brief stop at Mount Merapi, a ...

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 ...

Swamp City????, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia travel blog

Swamp City????

A travel blog entry by hodge

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Just a quick note about Jakarta. I was originally going to come to the Indonesian city, however due to news reports about flooding I decided to spend more time in Yogya. An over night bus ride and we arrived in Jakarta with no problems, In fact i ...

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