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Adventure looms large in this vast and steamy archipelago, where the best of southeast Asia's spicy melange simmers tantalisingly. Heady scents, vivid colours, dramatic vistas and diverse cultures spin and multiply, their potent brew leaving your senses reeling. Indonesia's cities are in a constant state of urban evolution, where dense populations, technology and construction live in hectic symbiosis. But most of the archipelago's territory remains unexplored, concealing a wealth of cultures and a myriad of landscapes.

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Our final sunset from Nusa Lembognan: by graynomadsusa, Views[27]
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The Seaweed Farmers of Nusa Lembongan

Thu, 4 Jan 2024 | By graynomadsusa | Views [49]

BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF MASS TOURISM IN BALI, seaweed farming  was the major industry on Nusa Lembongan. Even after the island became a destination for diving and surfing and most residents took jobs in tourism, some families continued to farm seaweed.... Read more >

Blood, Sweat or Tears—Getting Around the Island

Wed, 3 Jan 2024 | By graynomadsusa | Views [41]

IT IS POSSIBLE TO WALK EVERYWHERE on Nusa Lembongan. It’s only about ten miles around so it isn’t not the distance but the heat and humidity that will do you in. There are few cars and no taxis so motor scooters reign supreme. Everyone rides ... Read more >

Paradise Found

Mon, 1 Jan 2024 | By graynomadsusa | Views [47]

WE FINALLY FOUND THE TROPICAL PARADISE we were searching for just a 30-minute “fast-boat” ride from Bali’s touristy Sanur. One of fourteen small islands in the Penida Archipelago, Nusa Lembongan is what Bali must have been like fifty ... Read more >

Photos: Nusa Lembongan

Mon, 1 Jan 2024 | By graynomadsusa | Photo Gallery

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Bali—Looking Better for '24

Sun, 31 Dec 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [84]

2023 WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR US. It began in chilly Madrid and ended here in steamy Indonesia where we spent our final day in Ubud taking care of business—haircuts, a mini-market run and a trip to the ATM. Our last Indonesian haircuts in Boroburdur ... Read more >

Bali—A Curmudgeon’s Return to Ubud

Sat, 30 Dec 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [55]

“NO MAN EVER STEPS INTO THE SAME RIVER TWICE, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.” What Heraclitis said 2500 years ago is true today, especially for us and Ubud. When we first visited in 2009 I wrote Ubud is the other ... Read more >

Bali—Away From the Maddening Crowd

Wed, 27 Dec 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [65]

WE PICKED AMED SIGHT UNSEEN—TELL ME that Coconuts Bali’s description wouldn’t lure you in. Yet another gem that’s perfect for getting away from the crowd, Amed is a coastal region with beach-lined coves! The Amed shores are dotted ... Read more >

Photos: Bali—Amed and Ubud

Tue, 26 Dec 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Photo Gallery

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Bali—Our Very Own Christmas Bird Count

Sat, 23 Dec 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [77]

THE AUDUBON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT has become a holiday tradition in the United States and we have participated in several. This year we will have our own, the Bali Christmas Bird Count.                 ... Read more >

Bali—Crazies On the Road

Fri, 22 Dec 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [71]

WE SET OFF THIS MORNING TO EXPLORE BALI. It’s about 95 miles from Jimbaran to Pemuteran in northwestern Bali but the drive took nearly five hours. We didn’t drive ourselves—only a local or a maniacal tourist should challenge Denpasar’... Read more >

Exiled to Bali

Thu, 21 Dec 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Views [63]

THE DRIVER FOR THE HOTEL SHUTTLE was still waiting patiently at 1:00 AM. We don’t blame Virgin Australia—the flight from Melbourne to Bali was only twenty minutes late and they upgraded us to Economy Plus. But it took nearly two hours to ... Read more >

Photos: Bali—Jimbaran and Pemuteran

Tue, 19 Dec 2023 | By graynomadsusa | Photo Gallery

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Dragons and Rays

Thu, 2 Mar 2023 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [98]

Two of the world's great creatures I saw for the first time today. The Komodo dragon is the world's largest lizard and the manta ray is the world's largest ray with, respectively, a longer body and longer wingspan than that of humans. Last night I booked ... Read more >

Photos: Komodo National Park

Thu, 2 Mar 2023 | By kiwiaoraki | Photo Gallery

Komodo dragons, manta rays, and amazing panoramas
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Sun, 26 Feb 2023 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [92]

After having been to Indonesia four times, I feel I've found my favourite place in the country. Gunung Kelimutu has a set of three lakes that change colour and are often three different colours. After arriving by plane from Kupang to Ende yesterday, ... Read more >

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