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Nusa Lembongan

Since I left home for my Great Escape, I’ve been doing monthly roundups of my adventures filled with anecdotes, private little moments, and thoughts that are found nowhere else on this blog. As this site is not just a resource for other travelers but also my own personal travel diary, I like to take some time to…

As I mentioned yesterday, my second trip to Indonesia was a comical carbon copy of my first — starting with a few days on Nusa Lembongan, a charming island just off the coast of Bali’s southern cone. This time I was not only reuniting with Anders after six weeks apart, but also meeting both his parents…

Since I left home for my Great Escape, I’ve been doing monthly roundups of my adventures filled with anecdotes, private little moments, and thoughts that are found nowhere else on this blog. As this site is not just a resource for other travelers but also my own personal travel diary, I like to take some time…

It’s good to be back! Early this week I braved thirty five hours of door to door travel with four tight connections in order to meet Anders and his family on Nusa Lembongan for a few days of pampered easing back in to life in Indonesia. We dove with Manta Rays, rented motorbikes and crossed over…

While I found peace and hints of paradise on land in Nusa Lembongan, the real reason for visiting has more to do with what’s below the water’s surface. The majority of my friends in Southeast Asia work in the diving industry, and over and over again I had heard them sing the praises of the diving…

Now that you’ve read about the very end of my Indonesia trip, let’s go back to the beginning. I had planned to land in Bali and make a straight dash for the small island of Gili Trawangan — after all, I was cutting it pretty close already in terms of time to do my Divemaster course…

Photo of the Week is a few days late this round, thanks to the hectic process of choosing a dive school, finding a place to rent and generally settling into my new island. But first, I had to hop from the Philippines to Indonesia via a 24-hour layover in Singapore. Phew! I had planned to head…