Monthly Archives: July 2015

Indonesia Tools

Bali Tips & Tools The Tale Getting in:  Bali airport is in Kuta, but is called Denpasar airport – don’t let this throw you off! The airport is filled with taxi drivers, official ones wearing matching blue patterned shirts. We went with an unofficial one, and we think we got a better price, although it

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East Nusa Tenggarra

East Nusa Tenggarra East Nusa Tenggarra Tips & Tools FloresLeaving the island of our bad luck behind, the ferry from Sape to Labuan Bajo, Flores was 7 hours of glorious heat and roasting sun on the top deck. It was at this point that we met Richard and John, two travellers from Ireland. We had

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Sumbawa

Sumbawa Sumbawa Tips & Tools East Nusa Tenggarra     Our trip from Lombok to Sumbawa began with a taxi service from Senggigi to Mataram. When we arrived in Mataram, a representative for the bus company (the middle man between Elen homestay in Senggigi and the bus service) lost his temper and became really aggressive when

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Lombok

Lombok Lombok Tips & Tools Sumbawa Gili AirThe port at Padangbai consists of a pontoon jutting out of a fairly large beach covered in fishing boats and moored to the pontoon, boats to Lombok. We booked a fast boat to Gili Trawangan in Ubud the night before for 650,000 after some serious bargaining.    The fast

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Bali

Bali Bali Tips & Tools Lombok Kuta – DenpasarBrisbane-Sydney-Kuta, an 8 hour journey arriving finally, in Denpasar airport which is in Kuta, not Denpasar! The airport is bijou, Hindu art is everywhere and a flare of jungle vibes present, with climbing plants scaling the walls. Through the arrival gate, we turned a blind eye to the swarm

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