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Killing Time in Kuta – Bali (Indonesia) | We're Not There Yet

On our last trip to Bali, we consciously decided against visiting Kuta. The description in the Lonely Planet book alone was enough to put us off; it sounded just like Cancun (disclosure: I’ve never been there either, but R has and confirms that it is the kind of place that would make me want to… Continue reading Killing Time in Kuta – Bali (Indonesia) | We're Not There Yet

Nervous Wreck – Bali (Indonesia) | We're Not There Yet

R has been using the time while we wait for our visas to be renewed to get his PADI Open Water SCUBA certification. The whole thing has been very relaxed for him and on his third and final day, I decided to join him for a ‘fun dive’. I was thrilled to get the hell… Continue reading Nervous Wreck – Bali (Indonesia) | We're Not There Yet

Medan (2 days) and going to Bukit Lawang | We're Not There Yet

Hey all, R again, filling in for my better half.  We got back to Medan yesterday from Danau Toba, loaded down with some unbelievably heavy Batak wood carvings that I had decided that I couldn’t live without.  But (inevitably) after spending an hour carrying the damn things around in the heat, and dragging them back… Continue reading Medan (2 days) and going to Bukit Lawang | We're Not There Yet

A Sea of Pigs (Part 2) Rantepao, Sulawesi, Indonesia | We're Not There Yet

Okay, so don’t freak out: we went to a cockfight. We are both fully aware of the ethical violations of these things, but we figured: just once; and if not now, then when? So we went to the cockfight. They are technically illegal in Indonesia, but permits are granted with some frequency, often in conjunction… Continue reading A Sea of Pigs (Part 2) Rantepao, Sulawesi, Indonesia | We're Not There Yet

June | 2012 | We're Not There Yet | Page 2

Okay, so don’t freak out: we went to a cockfight. We are both fully aware of the ethical violations of these things, but we figured: just once; and if not now, then when? So we went to the cockfight. They … Continue reading Posted in Blog We were both sick when we woke up in… Continue reading June | 2012 | We're Not There Yet | Page 2

Lake Toba Part II | We're Not There Yet

We spent the next few days in Lake Toba doing…well, not doing much of anything.  We’d use the internet, which was a nice thing to have access to again, lounge about, and walk through the tiny town and along the water.  I, of course, looked for and found the local hooch of the place, which… Continue reading Lake Toba Part II | We're Not There Yet

Togeans II: Kadidiri | We're Not There Yet

Fishing shacks built on stilts hours away from shore. Sort of a sign of how still the waters in this sea are…and how crazily remote this place is from normal. Forested rocks out in the sea. Fisherman near a barely inhabited island. One of the 7 bungalows on our island. Two beaches leading to the… Continue reading Togeans II: Kadidiri | We're Not There Yet

Catatonic in Bomba | We're Not There Yet

Well, we’re in paradise.  Not the subjective paradise of being really happy about something, but the objective, cartoonish image of paradise that is used to sell beer, swimwear, and Jimmy Buffet albums to New Yorkers in January. Two days ago we arrived in the tiny coastal city of Ampana in the middle-ish part of Sulawesi,… Continue reading Catatonic in Bomba | We're Not There Yet

Island Paradise: First Impressions | We're Not There Yet

Before we left Ampana, I did an internet search about the Togean Islands. One of the blogs I found was kind of inane, but grabbed my attention with a blog posting titled: Cockroaches. I am a giant, uncontrollable, hysterical baby when it comes to bugs and cockroaches are my strongest kryptonite. The blog post talks… Continue reading Island Paradise: First Impressions | We're Not There Yet

Mount Bromo 10 | We're Not There Yet

All three volcanos that sit in the crater of an old supervolcano. The one in the distance is usually smoking. The “little” one in the foreground is where yesterday’s images come from. It is quite active.