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Travelled to Indonesia... arriving Denpasar (Bali), (Indonesia), then travelled to/through; Seminyak, (Bali), Tetebatu, Selong, (Lombok), Sumbawa Besar, Dompu, Taliwang, Jelanga, (Sumbawa), Senaru, (Lombok), Padang Bai, Ubud, Seminyak, (Bali), and back home via Denpasar (Bali), (Indonesia).

Ferry View
First sight of the Lombok headland from the Bali to Lombok ferry, Lombok Straits, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Tetebatu Views
View over lush rural fields to Mt Rinjani, Tetebatu, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

The Ancient Trees
The rare and endangered 350 year old Lian Trees, that are only found in one place, Sambelia, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Selong Sunrise
Sunrise on the beach looking across the Alas Straits to the island of Sumbawa, Selong, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Bungin Museum
The Bungin Island Museum on what is known as the most densely populated island/coral reef... in the World, Bungin, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Pantai Workout
Local martial arts club using unique Dogi-clad seaside training techniques, Kencana, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Dalam Loka
The impressive all wooden constructed palace, built for Sultan Jalaludin III in 1885, Sumbawa Besar, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Lintas Sumbawa
Passing sea-side villages on the Trans-Sumbawa highway, Labuan Jambu, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Rice terraces in the hillside village outside of Dompu, Karamabura, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Lepadi Races
Local horse races are held each Sunday, the courageous, black balaclava-clad, bare-back jockeys can be as young as 5-6 years of age and the fastest horse gets $250, Lepadi, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Day at the Races
Spectators enjoying the local weekly horse races, Lepadi, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Air Terjun Rora
This alluring water-fall and swimming hole is extremely popular with locals, Rora, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

The faithful are catered for while travelling the Trans-Sumbawa highway at the Lesehan Teluk Santong ikan bakar restaurant, Teluk Santong, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Walk on the Beach
Morning walk on the untouched surfing beach, Jelanga, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Scar Reef Sunset
Sunset over what surfers call Scar Reef at low tide, Jelanga, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Floating Village
Local stilt village built on tidal marsh-lands, Lalar, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Kentasari Beach
Typical west coast beach on the road to Poto Tano, Kentasari, Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Between Ports
Passengers catching some shut-eye on the ferry between the ports of Poto Tano and Labuan Lombok, Alas Straits, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Rice Paddies
Lush mountain rice paddies on the foot-hills of Mount Rinjani, Bayan, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Ganesh Kalasa
Balinese rice paddy temple crowned with an ornately carved Ganesh Kalasa, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

Speda-Motor Streets
Speda-motors parked on the very busy main street of Jalan Raya Ubud, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.


Posted by joffre 21:46 Archived in Indonesia Tagged bali indonesia photography motorbike motorcycle lombok sumbawa joffre nusa_tenggara Comments (0)


Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelled to Italy... arriving in Rome, (Italy) via (Abu Dhabi) and (Singapore), then travelled to/through; Rome, Siracuse, Palermo, Trapani, Castellammare del Golfo, (Sicily), Bologna, Cesenatico, Rimini, (Emilia-Romagna), San Marino, Perugia, Tuoro, (Umbria) Rome (Italy) and back home via (Abu Dhabi) and (Singapore)...

The Colosseum
The Colosseum aka Flavian Amphitheatre on a typical spring afternoon, Rome, Italy.

Piazza San Pietro
Panorama of famous St Peter's Square, where people ridiculously wait in a queue over 1km long to gain entry, Vatican City.

Spanish Steps
The surprisingly popular Spanish Steps, which connects Piazza di Spagna with Piazza Trinità di Monti, Rome, Italy.

Fontana Di Trevi
The extremely popular and renovated Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy.

Roman Nights
Walking the back-streets of Via del Boschetto, Monti, Rome, Italy.

Golden Arches
The Colosseum hauntingly lit up during the evening, Monti, Rome, Italy.

Mount Etna
Spectacular view of Mount Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy.

On the Streets
On the picturesque baroque island streets, Ortigia, Sicily, Italy.

This Old House
Traditional coloured house on the Mediterranean foreshore, Ortigia, Sicily, Italy.

Romantic Ragusa
The irrepressibly romantic baroque town, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy.

Magical Modica
View of the baroque hillside town from the main street, Modica, Sicily, Italy.

Siracuse Blues
The alluring blue waters of the Mediterranean coast-line, Siracuse, Sicily, Italy.

Cattedrale di San Nicolò
Restored to it's former baroque glory, the imposing Cattedrale di San Nicolò, Noto, Sicily, Italy.

Cappuccini Catacombs
The macabre Cappuccini Catacombs, where people pay to be embalmed and hung in the monastery crypt, Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

Piazza Pretoria
View to Quattro Canti along Via Maqueda from the Piazza Pretoria, Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

Sicilian Artichokes
Fresh Sicilian artichokes at the Mercato Vucciria, Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

Corner of Paradise
Originally a local fishing village, now a stunning and popular tourist beach, Mondello, Sicily, Italy.

Street Art
Ceramic lemons on the walls of the Kasbah (ie. old Arab quarter), Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, Italy.

Golden Beach
Reputedly, one of the most beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean coastline, San Vito lo Capo, Sicily, Italy.

Smugglers Cove
The stunningly beautiful old tuna fishing and smugglers bay (and Ocean's 12 backdrop), which now has much sought-after, but basic sea-side accommodation, Tonnara di Scopello, Sicily, Italy.

La Stanze
The ornate and atmospheric 16th century lounge, formerly Palazzo Bentivoglio, of the Le Stanze bar, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

The Morning After
After a big night out, in the historic and now famous hipster 'eat and drink' street of Via Del Pratello, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Fresh Sardines
Fresh sardines for sale at the Via Pescherie Vecchie markets, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Two Towers
The famous Two Towers, (ie. Asinelli and Garisenda family towers), Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Italian Portico
Typical Italian portico or porch built on the front of buildings, Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Da Vinci Canal
Old-style boats on the canal surveyed by Leonardo Da Vinci, Cesenatico, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Baptistery Ceiling
The intricate mosaic roof of the Battistero Neoniano or Baptistery of Neon, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

Cesta Tower
Cesta Tower (aka De La Fratta) on the highest peak Monte Titano, San Marino.

San Lorenzo's Steps
Italians love to sit on steps and drink, in this instance the steps of the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo in the Piazza IV Novembre, Perugia, Umbria, Italy.

Spello Streets
Life on the cobbled streets, Spello, Umbria, Italy.

Vino Rosso
Late afternoon in the vineyards in the Umbrian country-side, Bagni, Umbria, Italy.

Orvieto Views
View of the red-rock Etruscan city, Orvieto, Umbria, Italy.

Palazzo dei Consolis
Entrance to the Museo Civico in the old Palazzo dei Consoli on a wet and rainy day, Gubbio, Umbria, Italy.


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Travel Map and Photographs

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Travelled to Sumatra... arriving Pekanbaru (Sumatra), (Indonesia) via (Singapore), then travelled to/through; Pekanbaru, Bukittinggi, Lake Maninjau, Bukittinggi, Pekanbaru (Sumatra), (Indonesia) and back home via (Singapore)...

Gardens by the Bay
The spectacular Gardens by the Bay, lit up during the evening light and sound show, Singapore.

Bored in Bukittinggi
End of a long day in the shops off Jam Gadang, Bukittinggi, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Early morning on peaceful Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Volcanic Crater
Cloudy day on the volcanic crater, Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Old Wood House
Charming old wooden house on the road around Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Minangkabau House
Traditional Minangkabau roof on a foreshore house, Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Clouds on the Horizon
The recent influx of fish farms on the lake has raised environmental concerns over water quality into the future, Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Life on the Lake
Digging for clams on a misty morning, Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Puncak Lawang
A view of the northern end of the lake from Puncak Lawang, the para-gliding launch-pad, Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Minangkabau Paddies
Newly planted rice paddies at Kelok 28 on the way out of Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Bendi Drivers
Bendi drivers or local 'horse and cart' taxi's, parked at Jam Gadang waiting for customers, Bukittinggi, Sumatra, Indonesia.


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