Category: Indonesia

And Just Like That…

…everything works out. Not two hours after my last post, the bank transfer finally went through. So the lesson here is that if you plan to travel in a developing country, keep a close eye on your finances, plan things well ahead of time, always have a backup plan, and definitely carry enough emergency cash to last a while. I…

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Trekking Gunung Rinjani

Recently I had the chance to trek Gunung Rinjani (pictures), on the island of Lombok in Indonesia. At 3,726 meters (12,224 feet), Rinjani is the second highest volcano in Indonesia. It’s a spectacular example of a stratovolcano with a large caldera, containing a 200 meter deep crater lake, hot springs, and a small active cone in the center. Typically, the way the trek…

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Indonesia

Greetings from Bali. Since my last post, I’ve really only had one notable experience, which was my dive trip off the NE coast of Borneo. That was beyond my expectations and simply incredible! Sipadan island, one of the top diving spots on earth, was just a bus & boat ride away, and I was able to get my Advanced Open Water PADI…

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