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Surfing in Bali

Many die-hard surfers have a similar item on their bucket list: a chance to surf in Indo!! This comes as no surprise as Indonesia is the world’s largest Archipelago and it has more islands than any other country in the world.

Bali, Indonesia’s crown jewel travel destination, is an important part of the surfing scene. Although not home to the most challenging of waves, Bali has the whole package of sun, sea, sand, cuisine and culture. And when you throw in surfing for all levels, it makes it more complete still.

Here’s a look at surfing in Bali, courtesy of Best Destination TV Travel Guide.

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Where the Sea Goddess dwells ~ Parangtritis Beach, Central Java, Indonesia

Parangtritis Beach, Central Java. Photo: www.ikelah.files.wordpress.com

Parangtritis Beach, Central Java. Photo: http://www.ikelah.files.wordpress.com

Parangtritis beach, Yogyakarta, Central Java. A beach as famous for its sunsets as it is for its direct link to Javanese Sultans, mythology and lore. On the surface, the Javanese (and the rest of Indonesians) may profess as followers of any of the major world’s faith, whether Moslem, Christian, Buddhist or Hindu, but just under the surface the old belief-system is very much alive. It is said that one Javanese Sultan – Panembahan Senopati, who established the powerful Mataram Kingdom (before the arrival of Islam in the 15th century) – was married to Nyai Roro Kidul – the Goddess of the South Seas.

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Beautiful images of Indonesia captured in a TVC!

By Dian Hasan | August 31, 2009

Sumba Island, East of Bali, featured in the Citra Lotion TVC

Sumba Island, East of Bali, featured in the Citra Lotion TVC

Pay less attention to what this Indonesian TV Commercial is peddling (beauty lotion), and instead enjoy the beautiful shots of women and landscape in what is arguably the world’s least-known large country, Indonesia. Shot in Bali, Java and Sumba.


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Mr. Bromo Adventure, East Java, Indonesia ~ 4 of 4

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Mr. Bromo adventure, East Java, Indonesia ~ 3 of 4

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Mr. Bromo Adventure, East Java, Indonesia ~ 2 of 4

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Live like Genghis Khan ~ Three Camels Lodge, Gobi Desert, Mongolia

By Dian Hasan | August 19, 2009

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For all the adventure and thrill seekers, who never exhaust in seeking new adventures across the globe, glamping like Genghis Khan, replete with yurts (Mongolian tents) amid the splendor of the Mongolian desert, is now an option. Three Camel Lodge is no slacker of an eco lodge either, and takes its responsible tourism mission very seriously. Actively empowers the local community, pursues sustainable environmental practices, and helps preserve the traditions and cultures of Gobi Desert nomadic tribes, and protect its wildlife.

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