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Mambal, Abiansemal, Mambal, Abiansemal, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80352, Indonesia
It took three years to realize this passion project: a spa retreat built mainly of bamboo. Book a riverfront suite, or the hotel can arrange a stay in a rural family’s home. This appeared in the January/February 2013 issue.
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Mt Bromo, Area Gn. Bromo, Podokoyo, Tosari, Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia
Bright and early, just before the sun comes up over Mount Bromo, Mount Semeru and Mount Batok, with ample rolling fog and an epic eruption for good measure. We climbed Mount Penanjakan in our Toyota 4x4 pre-dawn in the headlights of some 1,200...
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Climbing Mount Batur, one of the sacred volcanos of Bali, is a mind-warping experience if done before dawn. The volcanic sand runs away beneath your feet like an hourglass and the tassels of pine trees flow by you in the dark. My friends and I...
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While traveling in Bali, I had the opportunity to go surfing at Uluwatu. It is an amazing spot, but there is no beach. To reach the break, you have to hike down a steep flight of steps behind a cliff, then paddle out through a sea cave full of...
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Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
Camp Leakey, in southern central Borneo, has been Indonesia's major orangutan research center and reserve since 1972. http://bit.ly/HbvMje To get there, you book passage on a klotok, the traditional local wooden varient of a cabin cruiser. Our...
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Indochina
While this picture may appear calm and serene, the journey to reach this point was anything but that. It was truly an adventure, and once you arrive you will be grateful that you made the journey. You start off in Kuala Lumpur at about 8 a.m.,...
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Pulau Masalembu Besar, Ambulung, Sukajeruk, Masalembu, Sumenep, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
Our ship changed itinerary according to conditions and we ended up visiting Pulau Maselembo, an island in the Java Sea. While I snorkeled a wonderful reef offshore, Robin visited the island's predominantly Muslim village, where the people,...
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Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80362, Indonesia
For an incredible beach experience make your way down the wooden stair case (on the left side) to the slightly hidden Karma Beach. The workout is worth it. You'll find space to enjoy the strip of white sand and plenty of aquatic life in the clear...
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South East Asia
Jatiluwih is a landscape of rice terraces as far as your eye reaches! The rich green is a treat for your eyes and soul. It is a rural settlement with a beautiful landscape of terraced and meandering paddy fields at the foot of Mt. Batukaru or Batu...
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LOMBOK, Pantai Putri Nyale, Kuta, Pujut, Kabupaten Lombok Tengah, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83001, Indonesia
Kuta, a small beach town on Lombok, has become my favorite town in Indonesia over the years. I’ve spent a lot of time here, always staying longer than I anticipated. The landscape differs from Bali with its rolling hills and mountains – lush green...
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Pandawa Beach, Bali, Indonesia
Catching the sunrise at Pandawa Beach, also known as the “Secret Beach” in South Bali, was an adventure from beginning to end. After learning about it from Rob, the owner of Suara Ombak Cottages (www.wavevoice.com) where we stayed during our SURF...