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Sep 25, 2003 - Indonesia - Java - Climb Every Mountain

"Planes Trains and Automobiles", Indonesian style. That's what it felt like trying to get from Lovina in Bali to Bondowoso in Java. Only around 150 miles as the crow flies, it took us one bemo (minivan-style public transport), 3 public buses (none of which were express, air conditioned or non-smoking), one ferry crossing, one ojek (motorcycle), one becek (bicycle taxi) ... and 8 hours to get there!! ******* Located to the west of Bali, Java is the most densely populated island in the world. Its major centers like Jakarta and Surabaya are...

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