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Indonesia: The Final Frontier (Surfing, High speed chase, and Turtles) – Edited Travel Blog Summary from 12/17/15 S.E. Asia Backpacking Trip (Post 6/7)

 

Indonesian M&M eating a Durian
Indonesian M&M eating a Durian

“In my last blog I mentioned that we had nicknamed this last part of our trip as the “Vacation of our Vacation.”  It ended up being just that, but every vacation has it’s glitches and stressors, and for our last 3 weeks of travel throughout this beautiful country we experienced this every time we changed locations… whether we were headed across town or to a different Island there was always a hitch, fee, fine, shady travel agent, or corrupt cop making sure we had to work for it.  I’ll only quickly reference these instances in the blog as I don’t want to overshadow the elegance of Indonesia with the hassles we faced, but if you travel to Indonesia please be prepared to shell out some cash for private drivers or have books (plural) on hand because you will be spending large amounts of time in bus stations and working out other kinks in the system.
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The Roller Coaster that is Vietnam!!! – Edited Travel Blog Summary from 11/15/15 S.E. Asia Backpacking Trip (Post 4/7)

 

The Limestone Islands of Halong Bay
The Limestone Islands of Halong Bay

“Stepping in to the second country of our trip (excluding layovers) we felt as though we were pros at entering countries over here and knew exactly what to expect.  The hard fact is that as Thailand was an excellent stepping stone for travels in SE Asia, it also spoiled us rotten and set us up with unrealistic expectations and unfair comparisons that it took time to overcome. Continue reading The Roller Coaster that is Vietnam!!! – Edited Travel Blog Summary from 11/15/15 S.E. Asia Backpacking Trip (Post 4/7)