- JAKARTA, INDONESIA
Greater Jakarta is among the world’s largest cities, with an estimated 28 million people. The area in and around Jakarta was part of a 4th century Sudanese kingdom, Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 5 | Mar 19, 2014
- Day 13 - At sea moving away from Bali!Today there was a crossing the line ceremony around the Aquarius pool at the rear of
the ship and Christine was front and centre, well at the side but in the front row
close to the action. She considered moving Posted by Christinesolo in Sipping cocktails on the deck | Mar 17, 2014
- Day 12 - BaliOh my goodness! Nothing could have truly prepared us for today. Firstly, trying to get off the ship by tender. We were told that there could be as much as a 2 and a half hour delay going ashore but Posted by Christinesolo in Sipping cocktails on the deck | Mar 17, 2014
- Day 11 - At sea heading towards BaliAnother sea day and we are doing our usual routine, nothing exciting to report. For every day we are on board we pay £3.50 (approx AU$7) each for gratuities. Last night were advised that we could reduce the amount of Posted by Christinesolo in Sipping cocktails on the deck | Mar 17, 2014
- Day 12A short boat ride in the sun (which felt like eternity with this sunburn) and non-air-conditioned bus ride (I thought for sure my back was going to stick to the leather seats and peel off when I sat up) and Posted by traveling_paj in Backpacking Paj | Mar 16, 2014
- Day 11Today was the perfect day to go snorkelling. It was raining in the morning, but had totally cleared up by the time I’d made my way to the boat. The boat had glass bottom panels, which was neat. We spent Posted by traveling_paj in Backpacking Paj | Mar 16, 2014
- Random notes on Bali-There are natural springs everywhere, so people just bathe in them. We drank some of the water, but how clean is it? It tasted fine. Everyone says to not drink it, but we'll be here a month, Posted by ErnieLG in Destination Unknown | Mar 12, 2014
- Days 12-13: Mataram, Lombok, IndonesiaWe woke up at 7:30AM to run to an arbitrary section of beach to wait for some dilapidated over-crowded longboat to take us back to the mainland of Lombok, the port at Bangsal. We rode a pony carriage to Posted by ErnieLG in Destination Unknown | Mar 15, 2014
- Days 10-11: Gili Trawangan, IndonesiaWe took a bus to Padangbai, then a boat to Lombok, then to Gili Trawangan (a little party island off of Lombok). We found our hotel without much trouble. It's nice. We took a little walk around Posted by ErnieLG in Destination Unknown | Mar 15, 2014
- Yogyakarta, Borobudur e PrambananCominciamo da Yogyakarta, che è stata la prima tappa sull'isola di Java e anche la meno entusiasmante. Dal minuscolo e decadente aeroporto – tanto per darvi un'idea, invece del classico tapis-roulant che distribuisce i bagagli c'erano alcune persone dedit Posted by ninabuffi in Il viaggio dei gufi | Mar 15, 2014
- Day 10After several calls to UPS (who told me I had to call my bank), my bank (who told me I had to call UPS, who then told me to call UPS Indonesia) and UPS Indonesia (I’m not sure what they Posted by traveling_paj in Backpacking Paj | Mar 14, 2014
- Day 9With an hour of sleep I was up bright and early at 2am this morning to climb Mt Ganung Batur. We were dropped off at the base of the mountain at a coffee plantation. It’s one of those places that Posted by traveling_paj in Backpacking Paj | Mar 12, 2014
- Day 58: Last Full Day in Bali, Indonesia 😥Today was, as you can see, my last full day in the absolutely perfect island of Bali.
Before I expound on the day's events, I would just like to give a shout out to our fabulous staff at the villa Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | Mar 12, 2014
- Bali-ByeThis morning Dave and Henry took a rafting trip down the Telaga Waga River.
From the first moment in the raft on the class IV river, the float proved to be truly exh Posted by skwclar in Gryphon Globetrotters | Mar 12, 2014
- Day 8Well I’m still not sick, which is sweet because I never bought travel insurance. I don’t know how long it takes to get sick in a country though. Should I still be careful? *Drinking a pint of tap water*
Today I Posted by traveling_paj in Backpacking Paj | Mar 11, 2014
- Day 57: Crazy BirderToday was my penultimate full day in Bali, Indonesia. The morning and early afternoon was spent mainly relaxing and swimming at our villa, and then at 3 in the afternoon, our driver Made (pronounced Mardey) picked us up and my Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | Mar 11, 2014
- Indonesian name gameYou know that you've had plenty of family pool time when your 6-year-old starts playing make-believe "swim-up bar." We've had lots of pool time in Bali. Our villa and pool are just so fantastic that it's difficult to Posted by skwclar in Gryphon Globetrotters | Mar 11, 2014
- Day 7Today I didn’t want to wake up. Opening my eyes was painful. I’m sunburnt, my butt still hurts from biking and I'm covered in bug bites. I went to some galleries and temples in the morning, but the entire time Posted by traveling_paj in Backpacking Paj | Mar 10, 2014
- Day 6Bank card update; so my card is currently in Hong Kong. By the time I receive it, it’ll have more stamps on its passport than I do.
My forehead is the colour of a fres Posted by traveling_paj in Backpacking Paj | Mar 9, 2014
- Day 56 on the RoadToday was my 56th day away from home. My family and I had another lovely day in Bali, Indonesia.
Sadly, no interesting birds were seen today except for a few JAVAN KINGFISHERS which flew over the villa in which I'm staying.
The Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | Mar 10, 2014
- Playing dress-up in BaliToday we explored the religious side to Bali. Bali is the only island in Indonesia in which its people practice Hinduism, not Islam. Everywhere you look there are temples, several per small village, some are privately located within Posted by skwclar in Gryphon Globetrotters | Mar 10, 2014
- Day 5Things I’ve eaten/done that could possibly lead to diarrhea;
*brushed my teeth using tap water
*tasted every fruit I’ve walked by from food stalls on the side of the road
*eaten in small restaurants where the food/table was covered in ants
*played Posted by traveling_paj in Backpacking Paj | Mar 9, 2014
- Days 2-9: Ubud, Bali, IndonesiaWe slept, woke up, we ate breakfast. It came in a leaf. We were picked up and driven an hour away to our next hostel. Our room overlooks beautiful rice paddies. Our first mission was for Paige to pull out Posted by ErnieLG in Destination Unknown | Mar 9, 2014
- Day 55: 3rd Full Day in BaliToday was my third full day on the paradise island of Bali, Indonesia.
We woke up bright and early for a personal, guided walking tour of the area near the villa in which we're staying. Our driver Marday led the Posted by skwclar in Birding Around the World | Mar 9, 2014
- Taste of BaliThis morning we took a walk through the countryside with our trusty driver and tour guide Maday. We bushwacked our way through the fields and dense jungles, and forded a questionably clean stream. Our hike took us past Posted by skwclar in Gryphon Globetrotters | Mar 9, 2014