Leg 3 - Indonesia
Indonesia – A Summary
November 13, 2013

October 23rd – November 12th Three weeks in Indonesia. A nation of countless islands, hundreds of languages, different people with different cultures and religions,…. To say that we didn’t even begin to scratch the surface would be an understatement. We only visited Bali and Java. I love Bali. I went there for about 6 days, 18 […]

Bogor, Java
November 10, 2013

Sunday, November 10th Everything we heard or read about Jakarta was leaning heavily towards the negative – to say the least. Gridlocked traffic, not that many interesting sites, … so we decided to give the place a miss and went to Bogor for a few days instead. What to say about Bogor. It’s about 1.5 […]

Borobudur, Java
November 8, 2013

Friday, November 8th Borobudur is about a 1 hour drive from Yogyakarta, and we arrived here around noon. Checked into Rumah Boedi Private Residences. The hotel and grounds were nice, but here, as in some other places (accommodation, restaurants,..) I again was very aware of the fact that certain of the male staff absolutely did not […]

Yogyakarta, Java
November 5, 2013

Tuesday, November 5th As mentioned we arrived in the evening after a long drive from Malang. By 9pm we were checked-in to The Phoenix Hotel (our drivers pronounced the hotel as fo-nik), where, after freshening up, we enjoyed a drink in the bar.   Wednesday, November 6th   We headed out in the morning, along Jl. Malioboro, […]

Malang, Java
November 2, 2013

Saturday, November 2nd We said goodbye to Ubud around 10:30 am and headed for Denpasar airport to catch our flight to Malang, Java. Booking the plane ticket and getting our hotel to confirm an airport transfer proved somewhat cumbersome, but all went well and without a hitch. We checked into the Best Western OJ Hotel […]

Back in Ubud
November 1, 2013

Friday, November 1st We left our hotel in Amed at 7:30am and were back in Ubud around 10am. There was a specific reason that we decided to come back here for a day, before moving on to Java tomorrow. At noon the Ubud Royal Cremation took place and we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to witness this […]

Amed, Bali
October 29, 2013

Tuesday, October 29th We left gorgeous Alam Indah Hotel at 10am, with our pre-arranged car and driver, to go to Amed. On the way we stopped at Tirta Gangga (Water Palace) for a look-see. Loved the ‘Myst’ like stepping stones in one of the pools 🙂       We checked into our lovely hotel Santai […]

Ubud, Bali
October 26, 2013

Sunday, October 26th To get to our next destination we organized a private pick-up with our next hotel. By far the easiest way to get around Bali: car and a driver: affordable and comfortable. So at 10am our driver picked us up and we drove about 1 hour and 20 mins to Ubud. Well, the […]

Seminyak, Bali
October 23, 2013

Wednesday, October 23rd to Saturday, October 26th We flew the long way from Perth to Denpasar (via Singapore), but then it was an awards ticket in business class, so no complaints 🙂 Arrived at Denpasar airport, breezed through immigration and customs and were met by our driver from our hotel. All very easy. We checked […]