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Ubud, I’m Just Not That Into You

The first time I went to Ubud, I spent less than an hour there before deciding that I needed to…

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The Nitty Gritty of Finding a Job in Indonesia

A responsible person probably would have found a job before they actually moved to Indonesia.  That’s the proper order to do things. …

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A Frugalista’s Guide to Kuta, Bali

As I established in a previous post, Kuta Beach is not for everyone.  But if you’re traveling to Bali, chances…

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The Ugly Side of Tourism in Bali: Is Kuta Worth Visiting?

Kuta Beach is absolutely crazy.  It has been deemed by other travel bloggers as “the worst place in Bali” and…

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Getting Away from it all in Bali

When I tell people I live in Indonesia, they picture me living in a cute beachside bungalow in Bali, spending…

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Going Local on the Island of Camiguin, Philippines

As our ferry puttered toward the island of Camiguin, Philippines, it felt as if we were sailing toward a lost world.  Set…

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The Trash Crisis in Indonesia

There a lot of quirky things about living in Jakarta but the one thing that I cannot get used to is…

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Motorbiking Bohol: Exploring Natural Wonders & Natural Disasters

I was lured to the island of Bohol for the same reason every other tourist is.  Promises of dreamy tropical…

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3 Reasons Being a Vegetarian in Penang Actually Rocks

When most travelers think of Penang, the first thing that comes to mind is street food.  In fact, many travelers…

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Life in Jakarta – My Taxi Ride from Hell

As I wrote in a previous post I was a bundle of nerves about my first ever solo trip to…