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Oh my Buddha!, Borobudur, Indonesia travel blog

Oh my Buddha!

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... you may never have seen a photo, just heard the name.  It's a catchy name - Borobudur.  After we'd arrived in Indonesia I got a letter from my mom asking if we were going to Borobudur.  We must go to Borobudur, she said.  I didn't ...

Preparing to embark, Sengiggi, Indonesia travel blog

Preparing to embark

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... Our dinner was delicious.  We spent a bit more than usual, but where can you buy a four dollar grilled fish?  Indonesia.  And the cocktails and dessert were simple concoctions not too expensive, so it really ended up being more of a ...

Jakarta - Day 187, Jakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Jakarta - Day 187

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A big 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the north-west coast of Java while I was on the train to Jakarta this morning. Apparently a Tsunami warning was issued but later recalled. I was completely oblivious until I received at a text message from my ...

Arrived in Ubud, on the island of Bali!, Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

Arrived in Ubud, on the island of Bali!

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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... Hindu paintings, and wood and stone sculptures.  Guess I'm going shopping!  If any of you guys Google "Ubud Indonesia" and see any crafts you want, just send me an email.  I'll be happy to UPS stuff to you from here, ...

Life cruising the high seas, Crossing the Savu Sea, Indonesia travel blog

Life cruising the high seas

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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Hi all, I've spent some decent time on the boat now so I thought I'd start an entry which may take a couple of bites to complete, but one that should give you a decent insight into this form of travel - the pros and cons, the ups and downs and everything ...

Yogyakarta - Day 180-181, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

Yogyakarta - Day 180-181

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Day 180 - 19/08/08 A day of planes, trains and automobiles. Modes of transport used today include, boat, bus, bemo, plane, taxi, train and my good old reliable legs. It was my first experience of an Indonesian train today, a really pleasant and ...

Water water everywhere, so lets all have a drink.., Somewhere In The Timor Sea (GPS 1142.91S  12821.45E):, Indonesia travel blog

Water water everywhere, so lets all have a drink..

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... trip remains full of surprises. I haven't barfed yet - yay! This is my second day out on the boat en route to Kupang Indonesia after departing from Darwin early yesterday morning. The raging 15-25 knot winds that were meant to whip up 2 metre waves on a ...

Lindsey's Bus Ride through the 7th Level of Hell, Bukittinggi, Indonesia travel blog

Lindsey's Bus Ride through the 7th Level of Hell

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I'll just let Lindsey tell her own story. Although I will point out that she did not like watching me read comfortably while she was so motion sick that she threw up for 7 hours. So I stopped reading. But I just don't get motion sickness. :) ...

Christmas in Flores (Bajawa and Moni), Bajawa, Indonesia travel blog

Christmas in Flores (Bajawa and Moni)

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At Labuanbajo we got on a bus to Bajawa and were treated to 3 circuits of the town before leaving to make sure we picked up every last passenger possible. The 10hour ride to Bajawa was along a winding road through scenic green mountains for most of the ...

On the edge, Cemoro Lawang, Indonesia travel blog

On the edge

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We hopped off the bus from Bali at a town called Probolingo around 5:15 in the morning.  There we were met by an ambassador, who made small talk to establish rapport then collected commission on everything we did.  He even hopped on the bemo to ...

Gili Trawangan - Day 166-172, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia travel blog

Gili Trawangan - Day 166-172

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Day 166 - 06/08/08 A mammoth 14 hour mission from Bali to the Gili islands today. I was told the journey should only take 8 hours, but the day turned into an epic. I could have taken the expensive 2 hour speedboat and saved myself 12 hours, but I ...

Reluctant Return to Civilization, Maumere, Indonesia travel blog

Reluctant Return to Civilization

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... .  We were dropped at the hotel we'd requested, which was much more expensive than we would have liked (all prices up in Indonesia, after all), but there was nowhere else for us to go and the staff was friendly enough.  We settled in.  ...

Feed them meat, Komodo National Park, Indonesia travel blog

Feed them meat

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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Well, I didn't get to feed anyone to a rampant dragon during our visit which was a real shame - there were plenty of loud and large Americans about yesterday that were perfect candidates for a quick shove resulting in a bloody sacrifice. Unfortunately ...

A little dancing, a little protesting, Yogyakarta, Indonesia travel blog

A little dancing, a little protesting

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Yogyakarta is pronounced Jogjakarta, and that's how it's spelled in Indonesia.  I have no idea why we spell it with a Y.  It's also the cultural capital of Java, and an excellent jumping off point for Borobudur.  Our excursions in Yogya ...

Day trip to Jimbaran and Uluwatu Temple, Jimbaran, Indonesia travel blog

Day trip to Jimbaran and Uluwatu Temple

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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Today we got a car/driver and headed south to the Uluwatu temple and then on the way back we stopped in Jimbaran Beach for dinner on the beach, literally.  There are a couple dozen seafood restaurants in a row, and though they have indoor seating, ...

Bali Fever, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

Bali Fever

A travel blog entry by ad_n_caz

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... of my own. It is strange that with all the recent media hype around bird flu we thought very carefully about coming to Indonesia, even though the human impact has so far been very slight. Over 20,00 people have contracted Dengue fever in Indonesia so ...

Christians in Bali, Palasari and Belimbingsari, Indonesia travel blog

Christians in Bali

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... congregation was about 600 strong, remaining steady, if not growing a bit. Marcus also explained the heirarchy of the church Indonesia and how the cathedral had been built in 1959. I was pleasantly surprised when Marcus volunteered to drive me to ...

It's who you know and where you go..., Bali, Indonesia travel blog

It's who you know and where you go...

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... -appreciated place, rich with culture and natural wonder, fantastic people and a progressive attitude not found in the rest of Indonesia. I think it's no wonder that a percentage of Australians from many walks of life have made it our favourite overseas ...

A lot of new experiences..., Lovina, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

A lot of new experiences...

A travel blog entry by martin

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(Attached pics taken around Ubud with a disposable camera and then scanned in.) Introducing a special new Executive Summary feature, for those who are Cash Rich, Time Poor and for those with teeny attention spans... EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Paul and I ...

Local Beach Day, Sabang, Indonesia travel blog

Local Beach Day

A travel blog entry by dane

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One day, the usually empty beaches were full of locals from Aceh on a day trip. It was fun to watch everyone have such a great time, but it was also interesting to see women in traditional Muslim clothing playing in the water. As Westerners, we ...

Diving Pulau Weh, Sabang, Indonesia travel blog

Diving Pulau Weh

A travel blog entry by dane

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Diving was a phenomenal experience. I'll come back and write more about it later. For now, I'm just uploading some pics. I don't have an underwater camera, so I got these from a woman on our dive. I hate posting pics that aren't mine, but this is a rare ...

I almost missed this!, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia travel blog

I almost missed this!

A travel blog entry by irax

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... Mongolia's 3-0 or not. I guess Mongolia is still in the lead due to the fact that I scored an away win against Indonesia, answers on a postcard! While checking my emails the evening before I was leaving I found an email from Air Asia. Basically they'd ...

Off for the Weekend to the beach!, Candidasa, Indonesia travel blog

Off for the Weekend to the beach!

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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So my new friend Jenny (originally from NY, but she's been here in Bali since 2002) invited me to go to the beach with her family this weekend.  Her husband Harris (pronounced more like Tyrese), her gorgeous 4 year-old son Gabriel, and surprise ...

USS Liberty, Tulamben, Indonesia travel blog

USS Liberty

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As someone who has done a few dives over the years, there was one site I really wanted to dive, and this was the USS Liberty. Basically, a supply ship that was torpedoed by the Japanese during WW2 and then beached in Tulamben. It was left there for ...

Pradha Guest House, Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

Pradha Guest House

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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So seeing as I have made the Pradha Guesthouse my home for 3 weeks (Feb 18- March 12) and Bali is hurting for tourists, and the staff has become my family, and they asked me nicely everyday to post pictures so that all my friends in America will come to ...

Monkeys everywhere!, Ubud, Indonesia travel blog

Monkeys everywhere!

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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Monkeys on my head, monkeys opening my bag, reaching down my shirt, monkeys sitting on my lap!  That was how I spent my day.  I went to the Monkey Forest (and I'm going back again tomorrow to do it again because I loved it so much).  In ...

Did you see the monkey fish?, Gili Trawangan, Indonesia travel blog

Did you see the monkey fish?

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... to prayer followed by roosters, but we managed alright.  Eventually we rolled out of bed for breakfast (which is free in Indonesia - score!): a delicious banana pancake-crepe and cup of coffee.  This took about two hours due to the fact that we ...

Gili Trawangan - Day 176-179, Gili trawangan, Indonesia travel blog

Gili Trawangan - Day 176-179

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... book something, wouldn't have left the island otherwise. Could have easily stayed here until my visa ran out. The Gili's and Indonesia in general have been invaded by the French. So many French travellers and holiday makers in the country at the ...

Not doing much at the moment, Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia travel blog

Not doing much at the moment

A travel blog entry by irax

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I was up early and away from Kuta at 6am, quite glad to be leaving under the circumstances. It'd take almost 12 hours to get to Gili Trawangan so I thought it best to start the day off by sleeping in the bus as best I could. That was until was rounded a ...

Off to Singapore tomorrow, Kuta, Indonesia travel blog

Off to Singapore tomorrow

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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Tomorrow I am taking an evening flight up to Singapore.  I've been reading up on the city/country/state (who knew it was all three?) today, and I expect that I'll stay there about 5 days.  After that I'll head up to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ...

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