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Indonesia | Asia Travel Guide

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Bali airport expansion to begin next year

Bali’s International airport is experiencing high levels of growth and needs to be expanded to meet the current and future tourist demand. The project is estimated to cost US$15million and take 30 months to complete. The...

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In Indonesia for a while

Sorry, for the lack of updates, but I have decided to stay in Indonesia for a while. I have a two month visa which I have now used one month of. I have started a new website on Indonesia. So I will be here for at least another...

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Climbing volcanoes in Berastagi

Just came back from a couple of days travel in Berastagi, a two hour trip from Medan, Sumatra. Berastagi is famous for its two volcanoes Gunung Sibayak and Gunung Sinabung. Transport to Berastagi from Medan is limited to either...

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Bangkok disco goes up in flames

I got a taxi yesterday and the driver said something about a nightclub in Bangkok. I had no idea what he wanted to say and found it pretty odd me being in Indonesia that a taxi driver was talking about a nightclub in Bangkok....

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Indonesia’s reaction to Palestine

It was interesting being in Thailand when protesters shutdown the airport, now I am in world’s most populous Islamic country as a conflict has erupted between Palestine and Israel. My friend showed me a leaflet that was...

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From canabalism to Christianity

As you may have noticed by now, I really enjoyed my stay in Lake Toba. There is something about the surroundings and the people that I hadn’t experienced before on my travels. One of the more interesting tourist spots on...

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Good-bye Lake Toba

Arrived back in Medan yesterday from Lake Toba. It was sad to leave as it is such a beautiful and relaxing place. It was market day in Parapat which is on the mainland, so many of the locals were catching the ferry from the...

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Beautiful Lake Toba

It’s my third day here I Lake Toba and I would have to say it is has been one of the nicest places I have been in Asia. I heard that it was a more popular place for backpackers in the 1990s, but most of those backpackers...

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Those elusive orangutans

I went to Bukit Lawang today which is only 86 kilometers from Medan but took over three hours, battling the Medan traffic and being cramped in the back of a mini-van that had seen better days. The road was full of pot holes and...

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Trying to sleep through Muslim prayer time

I am staying near a huge mosque in Medan. Indonesia is predominantly an Islamic country with around 88 per cent of the country Muslim, which is around 200 million people, making it the populous Muslim nation in the world....

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Just arrived to the craziness of Sumatra, Indonesia

I caught the ferry this morning from Penang, Malaysia across Malaka Strait to Medan, Indonesia. The water was incredibly smooth and the boat trip was pretty relaxing. I was half expecting to be sick on the trip and didn’t...

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Cheap and delicious food

I am in Penang right now and one of the things I love about the place and Malaysia in general is the food. You have the choice between Indonesian, Malay, Chinese and Indian. It is a real melting pot of cultures with Muslims,...

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