Category Archives: Indonesia

Yet more crap – Sanur

So far on out trip we have been on a roll as far as accident avoidance is concerned. Apart from the odd occasion when “The Boy” has decided to pee at an inopportune moment whilst sans nappy, we’ve pretty much … Continue reading

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Sh*t happens (sometimes) : Pura Batukaru

When purchasing our tickets for the Kecak fire and trance dance at the Pura Batukaru Temple, we were kindly provided with a programme of the evenings scheduled events in exchange for our 75,000 Rupiah entrance fee. This cheaply printed guide reliably … Continue reading

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I searched, I found: Monkey Forest

You know how sometimes the most unexpected things turn up in the most unexpected places? Well, it happened to me in The Monkey Temple of Ubud. Having spent some quality time with acquaintances from Perth (Thanks Sven & Jo!) who … Continue reading

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That Try : Ubud

25 seconds of sporting brilliance that took place in the autumn of 1973. I don’t remember it of course, but I know the story:   Bennett retreating, collects in front of the posts. Beats his first man. Sidesteps. Once, twice, … Continue reading

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Julia Roberts’ saucy secrets : Ubud

If Ubud represents as is often said, “The real Bali”’, then first impressions suggest that the real Bali is little more than a traffic choked mélange of Circle K’s, boutique artisan shops, pushy taxi touts, and a whole load of … Continue reading

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The Life Of Wayan : Denpasar

With dirty, sore feet and eyes propped open with a proverbial pair of Swan Vesta’s finest, we reach Sanur, Bali. Our journey involved a minibus based hop from the mountains of Ijen, a ferry boat skip across the narrow channel … Continue reading

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Abandon all hope, ye who enter here : Kawah Ijen

Setting off from our accomodation outside the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park at no later than 10am, we face yet another long journey to see yet another volcano. I have no idea what the pull of Kawah Ijen is; our … Continue reading

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