Month: May 2013

Indonesia – Part 5: Bali to Gili Islands to Lombok

The Final Two Weeks After the massive push to get to Denpasar in 4 days, I was really happy to have reached Bali, the legendary island of amazing food, parties, beaches, and tranquility. I initially planned to stay in Denpasar, not really knowing anything about the place, but quickly realized that it a haven for…

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Indonesia – Part 4: Malang to Denpassar

4 day Race to Bali The day before I was going to leave Malang I was talking to a British couple and they were telling me how they only had 9 days left on their visas so they had to go to Bali as quickly as possible to get it renewed. After a quick count,…

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Indonesia – Part 3: Kediri to Malang

Kediri to Malang (115km) Kediri as a nice little city. I managed to go to a festival that happened to be going on and saw a traditional Javanese puppet show, ate some great local food and just enjoyed the moment. I decided to head to Malang the next day. On the way out of town,…

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Indonesia – Part 2: Yogyakarta to Kediri

Yogyakarta to Solo (68km) I decided to go to Surakarta (Solo) for my 1st bike leg. Only 68km away on a flat road. About 2.5 hours of boring riding on a busy road. I had three couchsurfers lined up for Solo, but since I delayed my departure from Jogja, the two locals could no longer…

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Indonesia – Part 1: Yogyakarta

This post is copied over from an old site I was building. This trip took place in 2012 during the winter break from my teaching job in Malaysia. I decided to load up a mountain bike with a rack and panniers and some slicker touring tires and ride from Central Java to Labuan, Indonesia. This…

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