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Entries from May 2008

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Bali – Gunung Agung

Gunung Agung is Bali’s highest volcano, standing at 3,142 meters (that’s 10,305 feet!) We had an awesome view of it from the beach in Amed (that’s it behind Curtis in the picture on my last post) and here it is again. Curtis decided that climbing this volcano was something that we had to do…I wasn’t […]

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Bali – on the road to Amed

The currency in Bali is the Indonesian rupiah. The exchange rate is approximately 10,000 to 1. So the 50,000 bill is only worth $5 and the 1,000 bill is only 10 cents. All of the bills are large and you usually have a stack of 50,000 and 100,000 bills. This made it difficult to withdraw […]

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Bali – Kuta

  We got to Bali with Air Asia where we got sit wherever we wanted (at the very front on the way back!) We spent our first two nights in Bali in a quiet little beach town called Sanur. Our room was absolutely huge, the marble bathroom alone was bigger than some places we’ve slept. […]

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Kuala Lumpur

I felt like a real traveler today. A real backpacker. Today was the first time I’ve had my 50 pound backpack strapped to my back for quite a distance (Curtis usually carries it for me because it’s never been further than 50 feet). We left our hotel and had to walk about a block and […]