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A Four-Day Sailing Adventure from Lombok to Flores, Indonesia

22 April 2017

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A Four-Day Sailing Adventure from Lombok to Flores, Indonesia

Want a once in a lifetime chance to cruise across the Indonesian coast with 20 other backpackers in a party boat? Why not spend three nights and four days sailing from Lombok to Flores in Indonesia, and explore Komodo National Park along the way!

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A Different Perspective: Volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Jakarta, Indonesia

13 February 2017

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A Different Perspective: Volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Jakarta, Indonesia

At first glance, Jakarta was just another bustling city, no different from any other that I have been to. And if you were just a passing visitor, that is probably what you would get. But, in my weeks here volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation (IHF), I have experienced a side of Jakarta that I would not have thought existed...

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Climbing to the Active Summit of Mount Batur in Bali, Indonesia

30 September 2016

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Climbing to the Active Summit of Mount Batur in Bali, Indonesia

Mount Batur is at the center of two concentric calderas, or volcanic depressions, in Batur village in the Kintamani district of Bali. I have read that travellers sign up for a hike to this volcano to witness the most picturesque sunrise from its collapsed top. I wanted to see that sunrise for myself...

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Chasing Blue Flames in Java, Indonesia: Kawah Ijen Volcano

8 September 2016

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Chasing Blue Flames in Java, Indonesia: Kawah Ijen Volcano

Travel writer Nina Ragusa takes a trip to Kawah Ijen Volcano to find the mysterious blue flame amidst a sulphur stinking crater. Find out about her journey and some tips for your own visit!

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Backpacking Through Java: The Perfect One Week Itinerary

1 August 2016

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Backpacking Through Java: The Perfect One Week Itinerary

There’s a standard backpacker route that most people follow when they explore Java. The journey starts in Yogyakarta where travellers come to see the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites Borobudur and Prambanan. Then, the trail leads east, to watch the sun rise over Bromo and Ijen volcanoes. It’s an amazing route that combines the cultural highlights of central Java with the striking beauty of the landscapes of East Java. This journey through Java takes a minimum of seven days...

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WIN! 2 VIP Tickets to Bali Unite Festival & Your Photo on the Front Cover of S.E.A Backpacker Mag!

6 May 2015

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WIN! 2 VIP Tickets to Bali Unite Festival & Your Photo on the Front Cover of S.E.A Backpacker Mag!

This summer we’ve teamed up with Bali Unite to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime South East Asia festival experience! We are offering YOU the chance to win two VIP Tickets to Bali Unite Festival along with tent accommodation for two people for two nights. Read on to find out more...

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A Global Celebration of Yoga, Music and Dance! The Bali Spirit Festival, March 2015

12 February 2015

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A Global Celebration of Yoga, Music and Dance! The Bali Spirit Festival, March 2015

The annual Bali Spirit Festival takes places this year from March 31st – April 5th in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia and looks set to be even better than last year’s extravaganza! Every year the festival hosts some of the world’s most prominent teachers of meditation, yoga, music, dance, healing and health, who will be offering exclusive workshops to attendees. There are believed to be over 6,000 people from over 50 countries flocking to the cultural centre of Ubud in Bali to experience the inspiring event. Find out more!

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Tackling Indonesia’s Active Volcano: A Backpacker’s hike to Mount Bromo

7 January 2014

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Tackling Indonesia’s Active Volcano: A Backpacker’s hike to Mount Bromo

Indonesia is home to several volcanoes, Mount Bromo being one of the more active ones. Also known as Gunung Bromo in Bahasa (Indonesian language), it is part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park and towers at a height of 2,329 metres (7,641 ft). When my friend and I visited Java, hiking Bromo was top of our list, but also one of the most challenging. The main reason was because Mount Bromo had erupted as recently as January 2011! Was it still dangerous?

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Event of the Month: Don’t Miss! The Bali Spirit Festival, 20th-24th March

7 March 2013

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Event of the Month: Don’t Miss! The Bali Spirit Festival, 20th-24th March

Let’s face it – everyone loves a good festival. Live music, culture, yummy food stalls, blazing hot weather (unless we’re talking Glastonbury, of course… but hey, we’re in South East Asia!). Karen Farini, Deputy Editor of S.E.A Backpacker find out all about the tantalizing BaliSpirit Festival...

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Event of the Month: Rainforest World Music Festival 2012, Sarawak, Borneo

6 July 2012

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Event of the Month: Rainforest World Music Festival 2012, Sarawak, Borneo

Next weekend the only place to be is deep in the heart of the Borneo jungles. A place of exotic mystery, the thrill of adventure; the land of ancient virgin rainforests, hornbills, orangutans and the fabled white Rajahs. As well as being home to 27 ethnic groups, between 13th - 15th July it houses the mother of all global music festivals...

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