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    Indonesia Part 2: The Nusa Islands

    The Nusa Islands near Bali are Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. Nusa Penida is the biggest of the three. It’s the best Nusa island for me because of the views, the manta ray snorkeling tour and of course, Kelingking Beach which deserve its own blog post. We went on a boat from Bali -> Nusa Penida. Stayed in Nusa Penida for 3 nights before heading to Nusa Lembongan. At Nusa Lembongan, we walked through a bridge to Nusa Ceningan where we stayed for 2 nights. These two islands are small. There is not much to do/see but they were still pretty cool, especially that restaurant by the cliff…

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    Indonesia Part 1: Uluwatu, Turtle Conservation Center

    First leg of this trip to Bali was Southern Bali. We stayed in Uluwatu. It was the first out of five Airbnb’s in our 16-day stay. It did not disappoint!   On the first day, we headed to the touristy Uluwatu Temple, just a few minutes of walking from the villa. Stunning view from up there. Uluwatu is famous for its cliffs. We spent the next day beach hopping. Most beaches were not good for swimming because of the big waves. On the third day, we went to a conservation center for turtles. In exchange for a donation, I got to adopt a baby turtle (named it Cookie like my…

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    Indonesia: My Climb Down Kelingking Beach

    Before embarking on a trip, I usually spend a few months being obsessed about the place, spending hours and hours of research on blogs, Youtube and forums. I comment on Instagram photos and ask people about their personal experiences. I have this obsession of trying to gather as much information as I can about certain places before I go. This is because it might be too expensive, too crowded, too far out of reach. There can be so many reasons not to go.