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Gado-Gado: Indonesia’s Vegetarian Dream Food

If you’re a vegetarian, eating in Southeast Asia can be frustrating to say the least.  In Vietnam, I can’t even convey…

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Organized Tours, Why Bother?: Java’s Mount Bromo Sunrise Tour

I was so excited to see Mount Bromo, the sulfur-gushing Javanese volcano, that the 10-hour journey from Yogyakarta to the…

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Gili Trawangan: Party Island or Island Paradise?

After traveling in Southeast Asia for six months – visiting six countries, exploring 35 cities, and inhabiting 46 hotel rooms…