Category Archives: Indonesia

24th March – Halo Bike Tour

When I was diving in Tulamben, one of the other divers recommended the Halo Bike Tour when I mentioned I was looking into doing a cycling tour at some point.  Due to Nyepi and Olli and Jo wanting to join … Continue reading

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23rd March – Ubud

Despite being asked to get to Kayun for 6:45, when I roll in at 7, there’s no sign of either Jo or Ollie. They eventually emerge a few minutes later a bit worse for wear. Apparently I was the only … Continue reading

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22nd March – Not All Bad Days Are Yours

Had a very interesting time today, as it was the first time I got to watch someone else have a miserable time travelling. I’ve had this day, on more than one occasion.  Frankly my entire stay in X’ian and Guilin … Continue reading

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21st March – Nyepi

Today is Nyepi, a day in which Bali shuts down completely.  No outside electricity, ATM’s, or stores are open.  All windows are boarded up and their are extreme noise level rules.  On the streets, Tourist Police navigate the roads to … Continue reading

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20th March – Beware the Ogoh-Ogoh!

Its the day of the Ogoh-Ogoh festival!  A day of loud music and crazy parades. The day before Nyepi, the main streets of every village pretty much shut down, and giant effigies of demons and gods are paraded through the … Continue reading

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19th March – Tulamben

The one thing I definitely wanted to do when I was in Bali was dive.  The original plan was a Dive Safari, preferably around Menjangan.  However, the company got back to me and warned that this was a 2 diver … Continue reading

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18th March – Kuta

The original plan was to get up super early and head to Ubud.  However, this plan was scuppered when my alarm when off…and my brain screamed several profanities and turned it off.  Turns out that one nights good sleep after … Continue reading

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