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Next stop – Hong Kong

By on September 3, 2015 in Hong Kong, Indonesia with 0 Comments

The next stop on my travels is Hong Kong, which involves a 2 hour 40 minute flight to Singapore, a 3 hour 40 minute layover, and then a 4 hour flight to Hong Kong. A total of 7 hours 40 minutes flying, and closer to 16 hours of travelling if you include layovers and taxi […]

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Summary – Bali, Indonesia

By on September 2, 2015 in Indonesia with 0 Comments
Summary – Bali, Indonesia

Fantastic place. Beautiful island with a real laid back feel. I can see why it has the reputation it does of being one of the relaxation destinations of the world, however, it isn’t all relaxation because if you want to get from point A to point B you will feel your stress levels rise. Roads […]

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Ubud, Bali, Indonesia – a review, and Eat Pray Love

By on September 2, 2015 in Indonesia with 2 Comments
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia – a review, and Eat Pray Love

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia is famous for lots of things, but one thing that recently thrust it into the international spotlight was the book Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (confession – I have read the book as it was left at my place by a visitor who described it as one of the best books […]

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Taman Curry, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

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Taman Curry, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Last night in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia and I decided to have dinner at Taman Curry an Asian Restaurant on Jalan Raya Ubud, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Had Nasi Campur plus a bottle water 47000 Indonesian Rupiah (£2.50 GBP; $3.25 USD), and it was a surprisingly good meal. A good meal on which to fish off my […]

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Tegallalang Rice Terraces, Bali, Indonesia – part 2 of 2

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Tegallalang Rice Terraces, Bali, Indonesia – part 2 of 2

I enjoyed my visit to the Tegallalang Rice Terraces as they are a truly unique and amazing to sight. However, there are a number of locals ‘working’ the site for money, and even though you have 20,000 Indonesian Rupiah (£1 GBP; $1.50 USD) there are a number of additional charges (or donations) that are demanded. […]

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Tegallalang Rice Terraces, Bali, Indonesia – part 1 of 2

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Tegallalang Rice Terraces, Bali, Indonesia – part 1 of 2

My last visit of the day was to the Tegallalang Rice Terraces. To enter the Tegallalang Rice Terraces there was a charge of 20,000 Indonesian Rupiah (£1 GBP; $1.50 USD), and then there were additional charges of 5,000 Indonesian Rupiah (£0.25 GBP; $0.38 USD) to use various bridges and pathways. These additional charges were framed […]

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Danau Kintamani – Batur Caldera and Batur Lake, Bali, Indonesia

By on September 2, 2015 in Indonesia with 2 Comments
Danau Kintamani – Batur Caldera and Batur Lake, Bali, Indonesia

This was one of the more odd stops on my tour of Bali – Danau Kintamani – which is a village giving views across the Batur Caldera and Batur Lake. Again there was a cost to get in, paid at a roadside shack. It seems odd to me to pay on an open road, that […]

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Pura Tirta Empul (Tirta Empul Temple), Bali, Indonesia – part 3 of 3

By on September 2, 2015 in Indonesia with 0 Comments
Pura Tirta Empul (Tirta Empul Temple), Bali, Indonesia – part 3 of 3

Now, as I said in the post post of this series of three on Pura Tirta Empul (Tirta Empul Temple), there were very strict rules to enter the temple complex, and one of them, and this is something that I have never encountered before, was that I had to wear an orange sash. Why? The […]

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Pura Tirta Empul (Tirta Empul Temple), Bali, Indonesia – part 2 of 3

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Pura Tirta Empul (Tirta Empul Temple), Bali, Indonesia – part 2 of 3

Besides the main bathing pools at Pura Tirta Empul (Tirta Empul Temple) there was also a large carp pond with some stunning fish in it… That you could feed… Scattered around the Pura Tirta Empul (Tirta Empul Temple) temple complex was a number of small shrines and places of worship. The Lingga-yoni, which is a […]

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Pura Tirta Empul (Tirta Empul Temple), Bali, Indonesia – part 1 of 3

By on September 2, 2015 in Indonesia with 0 Comments
Pura Tirta Empul (Tirta Empul Temple), Bali, Indonesia – part 1 of 3

Pura Tirta Empul (Tirta Empul Temple), also called the Water Temple, has to be the best temple I visited during my time on Bali. Fantastic place. What I really liked about it was that it was the only temple I visited that was really in use as it was full of not only tourists, also […]

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