Category Archives: Indonesia

Diving with Manta Rays in Komodo National Park *video

Swimming back to the liveaboard boat on the Great Barrier Reef, I became lazy, put back on my mask and snorkel and rolled back over into the water.  That was when a huge dark shadow moved towards me, underneath me.  … Continue reading

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Backpacker or Flashpacker?

Something strange happened to me when I hit Indonesia.  From sleeping on a shelf on a boat off the coast of Australia, suddenly it was all air condition and modern bathrooms for me.  I was dangerously close to becoming a … Continue reading

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Donning an Apron in Bali

In El Salvador I learned how to make pupusas. In Bolivia, peanut soup. In Argentina, empanadas. It was time to learn some Indonesian cuisine! Tripadvisor rarely fails me and this cooking course (Paon Bali) in Ubud, Bali had 5 ‘stars’ … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday: Komodo Dragon

This is a Komodo Dragon on Komodo Island, Indonesia.  Komodos actually exist on 5 islands in Indonesia!  These lizards are infamous for their dangerous bite.  It’s actually the immense amount of bacteria in their saliva that is so deadly.  I … Continue reading

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