Exploring Indonesia by Motorbike

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While bus might be the most commonly used form of transportation for travelers in Indonesia, renting a motorcycle affords you the freedom to explore at your leisure and allows you to truly experience the amazing cultural diversity that exists.

Attending a Local Funeral: A Day in the Life of a Long-Term Traveler

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Travel with Jennifer Miller to Tana Toraja, in the south central highlands of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi where she encounters death, and life, and the passage of a grandfather to paradise on the back of a water buffalo.

The Tsunami 5 Years On: My Visit to Aceh, Indonesia

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On Boxing Day 2004, an earthquake measuring nine on the Richter scale struck just off the coast of Aceh, Indonesia. Amanda George travelled to Aceh to look at the progress that has been made and some of the surprising consequences of the disaster.

The Coral Gardeners – Pulau Weh, Indonesia

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Almost five years after the tsunami, Pulau Weh’s divers bring coral sea beds back to life.

Traditional Bali – A photo tour

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Travelling to Bali can be quite hectic. Night Clubs, touts, vendors and young surfers will keep you busy. But visit the quiet town of Ubud and you will discover a tradtional side of Bali.

Java Journey – Indonesia, Asia

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In the hot spots of Indonesia, John M. Edwards went out to get a cup of java, in Java, and ended up on an infernal coffee odyssey through the Indonesian archipelago.

Almost Famous – West Sumatra, Padang, Indonesia, Asia

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Heather Corrigan discovers that being a celebrity is not all it's cracked up to be.

Enchanting Bali – Indonesia, Asia

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For Neha Kirpal, Bali is paradise on earth – a unique island, as much modern in its facilities as it is traditional in its art, culture and lifestyle.

A Lesson in Balinese Cooking – Indonesia, Asia

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One of Christine Wuthrich's discoveries is local cuisine. She recounts her early morning sojourn at the Ubud Market, and the private Balinese cooking class with Cok Sri.

Dine and Dance – Bali, Indonesia, Asia

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One simply can't miss a gamelan orchestra performance while in Bali. Christine Wuthrich explains why.