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

Monday, February 13, 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

Friday, September 30, 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

Thursday, September 8, 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

Monday, August 1, 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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5 Emotional Stages of Long Distance Bus Travel in Sumatra

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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5 Emotional Stages of Long Distance Bus Travel in Sumatra

You'll begin your long distance bus journey in Sumatra with an optimistic attitude. It won't last. Read Clare Absolon's witty take on the five emotional stages of bus travel on the Indonesian Isle and prepare yourself for your character-building adventure!

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

Wednesday, May 6, 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

Thursday, February 12, 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

Tuesday, January 7, 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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What’s in This Issue? The Best of Issue 19: July / August

Thursday, July 5, 2012

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Best of issue 19 web header

Endless nights of staying up until well into the early hours, fuelled by Chang, excitement and adrenaline – no, we’re not talking about a typical backpacking holiday but the effort the S.E.A Backpacker Team put into the magazine revamp! For our third birthday we’ve gone all upmarket with a hard back spine – get us! – and NEW sections including Annabelle, Local Portraits and Party Hotspots – here’s a taster of what’s inside…

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Event of the Month: Bali Arts Festival 2012, Indonesia

Friday, June 1, 2012

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Event of the Month: Bali Arts Festival 2012, Indonesia

Taking place over an entire month from mid June to mid July, the Bali Arts Festival is a unique extravaganza of arts, music, dance and history celebrating passion and pride in Balinese culture. Amongst other performances, famous masked dances originating from tribal villages are showcased and ancient classic stories retold. There's a vibrant atmosphere all across the island as celebrations are enjoyed by locals and travellers alike. For first time travellers to Bali, it's a fantastic introduction to the rich heritage of the spirited destination...

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