We drove to Tulamben today, which is a couple of hours north of Sanur in Bali. Just a short swim from the restaurant on the shore is the wreck of the Liberty, which was sunk by a Japanese sub in 1942 and is a great dive.
On our first day of diving with Bali Aqua we boarded a boat off Sanur beach and cruised for 40 minutes out to Nusa Penida. We did our first dive in the fascinating Crystal Bay before heading east to the Manta cleaning station.
I spent a week in Bali on a dive trip recently. I had a rest day between dive locations and wanted to see the sights. After a bit of haggling I secured a car, driver and guide for 600K Rupiah, which was a pretty good deal for 12 hours of exploring.
Taman Safari is a large open plain zoo that gives a level access to it’s animals not common in western zoos. It is located in Puncak, near Bogor, around two and a half hours from Jakarta and 3 hours from Bandung. It has a sister park in Bali called ‘The Bali Safari and Marine Park’.
During the planning stage this trip evolved as we added more and more places we felt we had to visit. We started with just Korea, but realised we wanted to revisit Japan also. We also wanted to pace ourselves better than our last major trip to Vietnam and China, which meant spending more time at each city or town (3 …