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Climbing Mount Bromo

Getting to Cemoro Lawang, the town closest to Mount Bromo, was the worst. The main reason for this is having to pass through Probolinggo, a town where pretty much everyone is trying to scam you. The best advice I can give about this journey is not to do it, just go with a tour or… Read more of "Climbing Mount Bromo"

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Java's cities

Route planning becomes a little tedious when you're travelling. You want to enjoy the place you're in rather than reading the guidebook for your next destination. So we didn't spend that much time planning our route through Java, we had a couple of key places we wanted to visit… Read more of "Java's cities"

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Borobudur

By the time we got to Borobudur, we were exhausted. We'd only had a couple of hours sleep and been on the bike for hours. And then we pulled into Elo Progo Art House , a peaceful haven in the middle of nowhere, complete with a family-run warung (where we had the most delicious… Read more of "Borobudur"

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The 'hidden' Jakarta

Jakarta gets a pretty bad rap, even the guidebooks advise you to skip it, so we weren't really sure what to expect. But actually, we kinda liked it. We stayed on Jalan Sabang, a busy road with lots of street food stalls and cute coffee shops, and after six weeks in the much more… Read more of "The 'hidden' Jakarta"