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Top 10 Endearing Indonesian Quirks

We had an amazing time in Indonesia. In fact, it’s the country we’ve spent the most time in during our trip, so far. Here are some fun Indonesian quirks we observed during our time there.

  1. Brightly colored cars, buildings, fences, houses, anything really. It is common to have brightly painted walls of different colors throughout a home, such as purple, green, etc.

    I distinctly remember driving around, seeing fully pink cars, blue buildings, and bright green living room walls, just to name a few.


  1. The distinctive smell of clove cigarettes everywhere, and the seemingly high percentage of men smoking them.
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Yogyakarta to Bali via Mt. Bromo

Travel days are exhausting, and can at times, be painfully miserable and long. This goes without saying for a backpacker with a do-it-yourself type of mentally. I desire the freedom and options to choose where I go and what I do. But sometimes opting to do things myself, rather than through a tour or  group, can lead to heavy punishment in the end.

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Travel Luster Dimmed

WARNING: This article makes no attempt to leave out graphic details. It is not for the faint of heart.

I do not think it fair to write only about the amazing experiences and fun times. As much as it pains me to do this, I must even the scale and tell my sad, sorry tale of my experience with montezuma’s revenge, the traveler’s trot, the Toltec two-step, Delhi belly, the runs, traveler’s tummy or the commonly accepted TD (for traveler’s diarrhea), while recovering helplessly and pathetically.

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