Category: Asia

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Sex and Surfing in the Land of 1000 Mosques

In the stillness of the morning, just before sunrise, mosques blare the call to prayer from loudspeakers. As daylight emerges, the voice of the imam is muffled between the revving of motorbike engines and crowing roosters. The reggae bar finally shuts down for the day. Surf...

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Hiking Mt. Rinjani: The Sweet Finish

This post continues from Part I and Part II. “You mouthbreathed the other night. That makes you a mouthbreather,” my tent mate, Noodles, pointed out. “Lay off, I’m congested… and you snore like crazy,” I snarled. Another friend in our group pulled out his phone and...

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Motorbiking (and Crashing) Around Nusa Penida

“I’ve never driven a motorbike before… is it dangerous?” Hannah asked, fully trusting my response. “Well, we’ll go really slow. It’ll be fine.” Nusa Penida is an island off of the coastline of Bali near Nusa Lembongan. When Justine from Travel Lush wrote a post on how...

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Bribing Our Way Into Abandoned Taman Festival Bali

Many Balinese people won’t visit abandoned properties in fear of the malevolent spirits that take up residence there. About twenty years ago, a wealthy investor and the Indonesian government started building a theme park, Taman Festival Bali, in hopes of it being a tourism hot spot...

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A Girls’ Weekend in Seminyak, Bali

The best thing about this blog is that it’s the sole reason I’ve met so many incredible people around the globe — especially other travel bloggers. Last year, I met Hannah from Eat Sleep Breathe Travel in Bangkok and caught wind that she’d be visiting Indonesia...