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Money saving travel tips and scam avoidance

During our travels, we've lost a reasonable amount of money (not to mention our tempers!) because we weren't ready for the exploits and trickery that can lie in wait for two westerners in a country a long way from home. It's a great shame, but if you ...

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Bunaken or bust

From Manado, we took the boat over to Bunaken. The price was 50,000Rp, which is more than wikitravel said it should cost, but we checked with others on the boat and everyone was paying the same as us.

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Getting mucky in Lembeh

The Lembeh Strait is known to scuba divers far and wide as the world's muck diving capital. Last weekend we decided to go and see what all the fuss was about and hunt for some monsters lurking in the deep.

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The underwater jungle that is Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat (literally “four kings”) is a group of islands off the coast of Papua. It's often billed as the last paradise on earth and a scuba diver's dream owing to the abundance of marine life (75% of all fish species and 537 types of coral) along with ...

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A week on the Banda Islands

The Banda Islands are brimming with history. When walking the sleepy streets it's not hard to imagine the battles and skirmishes that took place here under Dutch rule. Cannons still lie around, seemingly in the same place they were left a few hundred years ago. Forts crumble and now ...

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do --- Mark Twain

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