Monthly Archives: May 2012

Killer Manta Rays – Flores (Indonesia)

The second we stepped off the boat from the Komodo trip, R started talking about arranging a dive for the next day. Flores is known for its world class diving, particularly in the islands of Komodo National Park, but they … Continue reading

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Komodo Safari – Flores (Indonesia)

As much as we love Bali, there are no man-eating dragons on the island, so we had to go elsewhere to find them. We booked a flight on a tiny little airplane and arrived at the tiny little airport in … Continue reading

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Nyepi – Bali (Indonesia)

Technically, I shouldn’t even be typing this right now. Today is the Balinese New Year, Nyepi, which is observed by remaining inside your home and fasting, without the use of electricity. The whole island literally goes silent and tourists are … Continue reading

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Boys Just Wanna Have Fun – Bali (Indonesia)

After a week in Kuta, we got our extended visas back and were so ready to leave town. (By the way, I highly recommend just going to a travel agency and paying the $30 fee to have them do it … Continue reading

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Nervous Wreck – Bali (Indonesia)

R has been using the time while we wait for our visas to be renewed to get his PADI Open Water SCUBA certification. The whole thing has been very relaxed for him and on his third and final day, I … Continue reading

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Killing Time in Kuta – Bali (Indonesia)

On our last trip to Bali, we consciously decided against visiting Kuta. The description in the Lonely Planet book alone was enough to put us off; it sounded just like Cancun (disclosure: I’ve never been there either, but R has … Continue reading

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Worth It (?) – Mt. Bromo (Indonesia)

It occurred to me to skip the whole ‘sunrise over Mt Bromo’ thing and just get some sleep, but it’s hard use an early wake-up time as an excuse not to do something since our whole lives are comprised of … Continue reading

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Bromo or Bust – Mt. Bromo (Indonesia)

A trip to see smoldering Mt. Bromo and its smoky neighbors has become an obligatory stop on the tourist trail in Indonesia. I was completely ready to pass on it- we kind of got our fill of volcanoes in Central … Continue reading

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The Temple of Doom – Yogyakarta (Indonesia)

R and I visited Indonesia about 2.5 years ago, back when we both had respectable jobs and were taking routine vacations. We had 2 weeks and chose to visit Bali and neighboring Lombok, flying in and out of Jakarta. We … Continue reading

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Singapore Fling

We stopped in Singapore for one day on our way to Indonesia. We came partly for the extra passport stamp, partly for the cheap flight, but overwhelmingly for the food that we kept hearing so much about. I am proud … Continue reading

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