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Trip: Java, Bali & Lombok (2008)

There are [10] stories from my trip: Java, Bali & Lombok (2008)

Notes and curiosities

INDONESIA | Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | Views [2350]

One of the things I've been considering on this trip is that of all the travel web sites in the world, the one I usually start with is ... Google. Not Lonely Planet or Trip Advisor or World Nomads. These I use to plan our trip and I ... Read more >

Tags: google, internet, planning, sms

Gallery: Bali 2008

INDONESIA | Sunday, 20 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

Our adventures from winter
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Beach hawkers

INDONESIA | Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | Views [1725]

"A massage" "Sarong?" "a bracelet for your boy" "Where are you from?" "A kite mister?" "You need car?" Local street hawkers hassle you all the time trying to flog you ... Read more >

Tags: beach, children, hassle, hawkers, people

Dichotomy on Lombok

INDONESIA | Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | Views [1210]

4am. Dark. Even the cocks are asleep. "Yohawaaaw. Awwwwwwwaaaaaahhhhhhhhh. Yohawaaaw. Awwwwwwwaaaaaahhhhhhhhh." The wailing call to prayer goes on and on and on. We have two enduring memories from Lombok of many years ago:... Read more >

Tags: adhan, lombok, mosque, sleep deprevation, wailing

Gallery: Lombok 2008

INDONESIA | Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

From our Winter adventure ...
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Violent vomiting across the Wallace line

INDONESIA | Sunday, 13 Jul 2008 | Views [1967] | Comments [2]

"Is that it?" Yuki looked decidedly dubious.  The GiliCat was described as the fastest way to get from Bali to the Gili Islands off the northern coast of Lombok, but the boat before us looked tiny. Divided by the Wallace Line , Bali ... Read more >

Tags: bali, disaster, ferry, lombok, more vomit, travel with children, vomit

Yogyakarta street urchins

INDONESIA | Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | Views [1174]

After Bali I was slightly surprised at the general level of poverty on Java. Not extreme poverty but the sheer volume of Becak drivers willing to pedal you around for a pitance spoke volumes. Despite the vibrant market along Marlborough Street, there ... Read more >

Tags: becak, beggars, children, dilemma, poverty, yogyakarta

You type "Bird Flu" and "Symptoms" into Google ...

INDONESIA | Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | Views [5342]

To walk to the Sultan's Water Palace in Yogyakarta you have to pass through the bird market. As you approach, many of the shops only display bamboo bird cages and it passes through your mind that maybe they have removed all the birds because of the ... Read more >

Tags: bird flu, doctor, google, hospital, indonesia, java, near miss, yogyakarta

Gallery: Java 2008

INDONESIA | Saturday, 5 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

Adventures on Central Java
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Yogjakarta the temples of central Java

INDONESIA | Saturday, 5 Jul 2008 | Views [1552]

Years ago we spent so much time on the islands between Timor and Lombok that we had no time left for this part of Indonesia so this is the first time we have ever explored central Java. Not surprisingly we have chosen to base ourselves in Yogyakarta, ... Read more >

Tags: becak, borobudur, java, prambanan, temples, yogjakarta

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