Tag Archives: Outdoors

Sunrise over a Lombok beach

Novotel Hotel overlooking Mandalika Beach, just a few kilometres up the road from Kuta, Lombok is a quiet, but nice upmarket resort/hotel. With a private view of quiet Mandalika beach it is a lovely place to enjoy some picturesque sunrises. 

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Lumpini Park in Bangkok

Lumpini Park in Bangkok is a welcome green retreat from the hustle and bustle of the traffic that is the Big Mango. It is approximately 142 acres in size (360 rai in Thai). There is an artificial lake, complete with … Continue reading

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Biking around Lake Maninjai, West Sumatra

A short distance away from Bukkittinggi in West Sumatra there’s a lovely volcano lake called Lake Maninjai in which you could bicycles and ride around this lake (70kms). Here is the number of a place with accommodation – no doubt … Continue reading

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Charter a Sailing boat out of Jakarta to cruise the 1000 islands

I just did a combined sailing/fishing cruise in the 1000 islands, the stuff dreams are made of. We used Java See Charters. They’re not cheap, but chartering a large sailing boat never is. Roughly $2000 per day. The pictures on … Continue reading

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Pelabuhan Ratu; surf spot and fishing village on the south coast of Java

Palabuhanratu is an isolated fishing village at the south coast of West Java in the Sukabumi Regency, serves as its capital. It is up to 12 hours’ drive fromIndonesia‘s capital Jakarta due to traffic jam in Ciawi, Cicurug, Cibadak and Pelabuhan Ratu gate. wikipedia.com I don’t know about … Continue reading

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X-Country Skiing at Lake Mountain

Lake Mountain is about 2 1/2 hours from Melbourne and is a national park set aside for cross country skiers in the winter and biking or walking in the summer. You will not find ski lifts or resorts here, in … Continue reading

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Trekking the You Yangs

Not far from Melbourne is a neat little regional park on a couple of granite outcrops. The rest of melbourne is mainly lava plains, so very flat. these rocks stick out. Couple of trails go up the peak, around the top … Continue reading

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