South East Asia 2010

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travel to southeast asia, fall 2010. Kuala Lampur, Indonesia, Bali, Java, Sri Lanka, India

Ubud to Padangbai and on to Kuta

Since we really enjoyed Padangbai we decided to revisit it and on the way stopped at Klung Klung, the old palace and justice hall. The first night we stayed at Padangbai Beach Inn Billabong for 200,000INDR. Since I had a spat with the owner over toilet paper (yes)…we had to supply our own, [...]

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Surbaya to Malang

Surabaya to Malang After a cycle rick shaw  (becak) ride to the train station I pushed my way on to the 7:40am economy train to Malang.  As it was a Sunday the train was exceptionally busy.  It made its way into Malang around 10:30am.  I took a becak to Jona’s Homestay, a small homey hotel [...]

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Kuta to Surabaya (Java)

Upon arrival at the bus station I was approached by several touts and finally decided to take the Zena bus company to Surabaya.  The bus was supposed to leave at 1pm and arrive in Surabaya around 10pm.  The executive class bus has A/C and confirmed seating and does not stop along the way [...]

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Ubud

We reached Ubud around 4pm and the hotel we planned to stay was full. So we searched for another hotel and all our options were full. On the way back to the car I was diverted off Monkey Forest Road by a sign for The White House Bali Cottages and Pool. The hotel [...]

By |October 27th, 2010|Categories: South East Asia 2010|Comments Off on Ubud

Lovina to Ubud

Coffee Break--Ngiring Ngewedang From Lovina we drove through the center of Bali passes rice fields and abundant lush vegetation.  The first highlight was around Munduk, a cool mountain retreat.  Coffee plants and clove trees cover the hills.  We stopped at Ngiring Ngewedang for a coffee and to enjoy the panorama.  On the way [...]

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