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Beach Hopping in Lombok Posted by on Nov 30, 2017

Beach Hopping in Lombok

There are two Kutas in Indonesia, and they are not at all alike. While Kuta, Bali is incredibly touristy and crowded, Kuta, Lombok is exactly the opposite. Spend a few days here cruising around to the stunning beaches, surfing, hiking, or just relaxing. Let’s see what it’s like beach hopping in Lombok. Check it out…

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Streets, Beats & Eats – Kuta, Lombok Posted by on Nov 20, 2017

Streets, Beats & Eats - Kuta, Lombok

Welcome to Kuta, Lombok – the good Kuta. Although it’s only one island over, this town feels world’s apart from the overcrowded, super touristy Kuta on Bali. Rent a motorbike to explore empty beaches, ride some epic waves, party at a VW bus bar, and so much more. Take a tour of this awesome Indonesian…

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Hiking Mt. Egon Posted by on May 18, 2016

Staying in┬áthe backpacker-friendly Lena House outside of Maumere, you can easily cruise up to the trail to hike Mt. Egon. This volcano is still very active – in January over 1,000 villagers were forced to evacuate when it started spewing toxic gas and clouds of ash. Thankfully, this wasn’t the case on our visit…

Sunset on Borobudur Temple Posted by on Apr 28, 2015

Imagine being the only people atop the world’s largest Buddhist temple, watching the sun disappear behind the clouds and seeing a mighty volcano emerge from the shadows. Total silence befalls the ancient monument, and you turn on your flashlight to take in the intricate relief carvings along the walls. We were fortunate enough to have…

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All Alone on the World’s Largest Buddhist Temple Posted by on Apr 23, 2015

Borobudur is not only the world’s largest Buddhist temple, but it’s also the most visited attraction in all of Indonesia. As such, you can usually expect to spend your visit there with hordes of other tourists, jostling for position to get the all-important selfie atop the temple. This is exactly what we thought was coming…

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Bandung Video Tour Posted by on Nov 12, 2014

Take a one-day video tour of Bandung with the Grateful Gypsies in a new “Streets, Beats & Eats” episode on Bandung, West Java. Head out to peer into the crater of a dormant volcano at Tangkuban Perahu, get back to town in time for an angklung performance, and of course dig into some tasty Indonesian…

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