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East We Go |Travel blog | Round the world backpacking trip
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Jakarta, Indonesia

We are in this part of Asia for five months. All the capital cities look similar – big contrasts, crowds of people, poverty, filth, a couple of monuments and a rich business part. I thought I had already got used to all this confusion and Jakarta wouldn’t impress me. Yet, all the negative aspects of big cities are highly visible ...

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Easy Trekking outside Bled: Vintgar Gorge, Slovenia

  To be in Bled and not to hear about Vintgar Gorge is not easy. Specially if you are into a good trek.   It’s a wooden path with 1.5 KM each way with a clear water river that runs in the bottom of the small canyon. The walk takes about 1.5h both ways, with all the necessary stops. Even ...

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Lake Bled, Slovenia

Lake Bled is the most famous touristic destination in Slovenia. It’s a giant tourist trap that is worth every second. An amazing lake surrounded by forest with the Alps in the background and a small church in an island that is accessible only by rowing boat. The medieval castle on the top of the cliff is the best place to ...

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Sunset boat trip: Inle Lake, Myanmar

The third day we arranged to meet with our boat driver, do see the sunset at the lake. It was really pretty and the weather was perfect. Still, we didn’t feel comfortable when a local fisherman approached us on his boat and started stretching his leg and posing for photos and later stretched his hand for money. I wonder if ...

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Gloomy Mandalay without camera

It wasn’t a the best day. We woke up in a very friendly hostel to see pouring rain, clouds and sleepy people, who had to wake up early for breakfast in spite of a long party last night. After a while we organized a group of people to visit the most important parts of the town. We know that Mandalay is ...

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Full day boat trip: Inle Lake, Myanmar

It was supposed to be a perfect day far away from tourists.  I read so much about Inle lake. That it is beautiful, wonderful, interesting, but… very touristy. I wanted so much to see it differently. Somewhere in the internet I found a contact to a local guy who rented boats, who is willing to take people to less popular ...

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Fluffy green tea pillows, Cameron Highlands: Malaysia

I was welcomed by serpentine road that made me feel sick and heavy rain that didn’t stop even for a second during our first day there. We spent the day hiding in our room, smelling the fungus on the roof of our room.  We stayed in a OK and cheap hostel, with a very friendly owner, but terrible rooms. We ...

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Bandung and Kawah Putih Volcano, Indonesia

The trip by train from Jakarta was amazing. We left early in the morning, took the cheapest seats by the window. Renato was falling asleep, but I couldn’t stop staring out the window. The incredibly intense green of the grass and rice fields mixed with dark red of dirt and brown color of palm trees. The people were working on ...

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One trip to hell… and back: Ijen Crater, Java, Indonesia

It’s time to go down to what some consider to be hell on earth. An active volcano that spits sulfur from its guts and is the source of income of many families living in this East Java region. This is it. We’re going to enter an active volcano, dangerous, and we are paying for it… These people do it every ...

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Ogre Island, Mawlamyine

It is almost impossible to visit Mawlamyine without hearing about Ogre Island. It is located about one hour trip with a ferry that is packed with people and all kinds of merchandise and motorbikes that people carry to the island. The trip costs 9800 Kyats for two people for a return ticket. We ended up going with a local guide ...

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