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Yogyakarta, along with Mount Bromo, were tourist spots in Java Island, Indonesia that I was most excited to visit. I wanted to see Borobudur and Prambanan since I consider them among the most visually impressive temple complexes in all of South East As
When I checked AirAsia flights that were available from Kota Kinabalu and saw AirAsia had direct flights to Jakarta, I got very excited. I was finally set to travel to Indonesia, a similarly archipelagic country with almost twice as many islands as the
Jakarta was my entry point to Indonesia. Although I spent 3 days in Jakarta, I was actually there for just 38 hours due to my late evening flight from Kota Kinabalu. On my second day, I explored Kota area, also known as Old Jakarta or Old Batavia. This
I visited Mount Bromo after Yogyakarta on my two week trip around Java Island, Indonesia. Mount Bromo was another “must-see” that I had always craved to visit. It was my first time to come face-to-face with a volcanic crater, which made the trip extra
My flight from Clark, Philippines to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia via AirAsia. I was about to go on my 3-week trip in Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia. As usual, my trips overseas had always started with a flight to Manila and a few days stay in Metro Manila
My travel itinerary in Georgetown (Penang Island) and KL, Peninsular Malaysia for 6 days. I only had one destination in mind when I knew I was going back to Malaysia: Georgetown in Penang Island. Georgetown along with Melaka are among the most importan
My arrival and hostel search in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. I was traveling with 3 new friends that I met while getting from Kota Kinabalu Airport to the city center. One of them was surprised, how I seemed to know my way around Kota Kinabalu even though
Island hopping day tour around Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park in Kota Kinabalu (KK), Sabah, Malaysia. Trip Date — March 2012 Route Map Itinerary Notes & Tips The wait I stood alone at the corner outside Borneo Backpackers with my beach clothes on
My backpacking adventures in Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia for 23 days (3 weeks). I started my trip in Borneo Island, where I went island hopping in the Sabah state of East Malaysia and explored the tiny country of Brunei. Then, a flight to Indonesia
My original major destination on this part of my two-week trip was supposed to be Mount Ijen, a volcano famous for its surreal turquoise-colored volcanic crater lake. Unfortunately, I found out when I was already in Bondowoso that Mount Ijen was, at th

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