Ternate and Tidore

After some days in Bunaken, we planned to have three full days in Ternate and Tidore. Which should be enough time to hike a volcano and explore both islands. It didn’t work out quite as planned. First Garuda called and said they had to reschedule or flight because of operational reasons, so we only had…

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Surfing Ekas Bay in Lombok

You don’t have to be a dying religious person to go to heaven, you can catch a flight to Lombok and drive down to Ekas Bay. Far east on the south coast of Lombok there’s a resort called Heaven On The Planet. It’s a cocky name, but it does live up to it.

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Visit Yogyakarta!

Last month I spent a week in Yogya learning Bahasa Indonesia with Wisma Bahasa. The weekend before school started I did some exploring, but that wasn’t enough time to really cover everything. After returning to Jakarta I got an unusual invitation: “Do you wanna come to Yogya and check out a chicken church?”

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Surfing Sawarna in Banten

YES!! That should be your answer if somebody invites you for a surf trip to Sawarna. In all the places on Java I’ve been so far, the locals always mentioned this spot: “Oooh, you should go. Good wave. Less people.” Last weekend my time had finally come. Getting to this spot was an adventure. I was sitting in the car trying…

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