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Month: April 2018

Surabaya, Indonesia

Surabaya, a port city located on the west of Java island is Indonesia’s second largest city. With a rich history as a major hub for commerce, it was a strategic […]

Kupang to Surabaya, Indonesia

1.5 days in Kupang was insufficient for exploration, but it allowed me to save a lot of money on airfare because a flight between Indonesian cities is far cheaper than […]

Kupang, Indonesia

Kupang is a university city and the largest in West Timor, Indonesia. With very little tourist traffic, I was not even able to get information from the hotel, but I […]

Timor Leste to Indonesia via land

For Indonesia’s reputation as a nation of islands there is a land route to it. The path via the Motoain border from Timor Leste was created when it gained independence […]

East East aka Timor Leste

At the heart of Dili, Timor Leste’s capital, and the country’s largest city is a dense concentration of public spaces and buildings. Although the country has shifted sovereignty numerous times, […]

Minibus adventures in Timor Leste

I changed accommodations to Hotel Dili where I met some Australians and learned about their electronics smuggling business. Then I scouted out my transportation options while exploring the city via […]

Dili, Timor Leste

I leisurely walked east along Avienda Marginal until I reached the end of the park to catch the longer distance buses which carried passengers to the eastern edge of town […]

Atauro, Timor Leste

With it’s limited routes, I took the first chance to catch the Berlin Nakroma ferry to Atauro Island. Luckily, the dock was a short walk from the house and there […]

Bali, Indonesia to Dili, Timor Leste

I slept in after the late night observing Bali’s night life then picked up my laundry and hat and meandered to the airport, stopping by the Discovery Shopping Mall and […]

Bali night life

I spent the morning on errands, seeking out laundry and a tailor to repair my insect repellent hat in preparation for additional South East Asian countries, while finding local dishes and […]

East Bali, Indonesia

From Sanur, we drove east, parallel the coastline until Candidasa where we headed inland to Tirta Gangga, a garden with stepping stones along it’s beautiful Koi ponds. Then we back […]

North Bali, Indonesia

I was confused by Bali’s different references such as how Denpasar airport didn’t match the actual airport name and why the real Denpasar city was located hours away from the […]

Cairns, Australia to Bali, Indonesia

Bali is a Hindu island in the primarily Muslim Indonesia and a popular backyard travel destination for Australians and newlyweds. The concentration of tourist infrastructure and motorbikes along the neighborhoods […]

Great Barrier Reef

“Adjacent” the Daintree Rainforest is the Great Barrier Reef, a natural wonder experiencing mass bleaching events that are threatening it’s survival. I had one sales agent explain that bleaching is […]

Free activities at Daintree Rainforest

We packed out luggage and left them in the lobby then caught a shuttle which dropped us off near PK’s, where we grabbed breakfast and mangosteens across the street then […]

Daintree Rainforest, Australia

In the far northernmost region of Australia lies its largest rainforest, an unesco heritage site and home to much of the countries remaining biodiversity. Like much of Australian fauna, my […]