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Travelling between Java to Bali (Guest Post)

Travelling between Indonesia’s best-known islands is a lot easier than most backpackers might think. Having done the trip myself, soon after finishing a stint teaching English in Vietnam, I found out just how straightforward it is. Looking to do the same? Here’s how I’d recommend tackling this epic adventure of booze, beaches and bare-naked Aussies!

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Bars and body boarding in Bali…

We arrived in Bali a few days ago after taking the ferry from Java. The crossing only took 45 minutes but we had a bit of a long drive the other side, before we could check in to our hotel

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Blown away by Bromo…

Our last two nights on Java were spent in the tiny village of Cemoro Lawang, over 2000 metres above sea level in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. It was here that we spent perhaps the most memorable and exciting

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Batik, Birds and Mount Merapi…

After a seaside break in Pangandaran it was time for another city – Yogyakarta in Central Java, about eight hours drive away near the foothills of Mount Merapi. ‘Yogya’ is renowned for being typically Javanese and is the centre of

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Our 1st volcano and a walk in the park…

Our journey to Java began at 6am when we departed for the ferry port in South Sumatra. It took just 3.5 hours to get there, despite a detour due to a collapsed road. At around 9.30am we ‘set sail’ for

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Long drives in Sumatra

We’ve reached our penultimate country on our journey to Australia – Indonesia! After spending a day and a night in Melaka (Malaysia) we boarded the 9am ferry to Dumai in the Riau province of Sumatra. The boat was really small

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