Indonesia

Indonesia | Bali | Ubud: September 30-October 13, 2008

October 1st, 2008 We got here yesterday afternoon, and checked in to a little, basic hotel, right next to the Susanta villa. The grounds were beautifully kept, but the room was quite basic. We stayed up late last night, going over our month in the Legian area, our trip so far, and our...

Indonesia | Bali | Legian: August 31-September 29, 2008

August 31st, 2008 We arrived on the island of Bali this afternoon, and now were heading to Denpasar, the main city in Bali. As long the bus was in motion the open windows kept us cool. But then came traffic! We were hot, sticky, uncomfortable, and there was no room to move or stretch our...

Indonesia | Mt. Bromo: August 29-31, 2008

August 29th, 2008 Surabaya - our pit stop before heading to Bromo Our train was to leave at 2:20 pm from Yogyakarta for the 5 hour journey to Surabaya. We waited around and the train finally arrived at 3pm. This train was much nicer, and the seats actually stayed upright when needed...

Indonesia | Yogyakarta: August 24-28, 2008

August 24th, 2008 Our train left Jakarta today at 8 am, and even though it was executive class, it didn't feel quite as so! The seat kept reclining, so we couldn't sit up straight. Needless to say, our backs paid for it. It was exciting to try train-food! Fried noodles, and some sizzler...

Indonesia | Jakarta: August 18-23, 2008

August 18th, 2008 We landed in Jakarta yesterday afternoon and were completely out of it. Really out of it. Stood in a long line to get our 30 day visitor visa - people don't respect personal space here - they like to come up right behind you. Penny was quite irritated. Then another long...