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Found in Indonesia: Racist Potato Sticks

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After their inexplicably low sales in Mexico, I guess the maker decided to try out the Indonesian market.

Top 5 Reasons Indonesia is Amazing

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This is part 2 of our good and bad coverage of Indonesia.  For a look at the dark side, please check out the Top 5 Resaons Indonesia Sucks.  For now, let’s look at why this massive archepelgo is pretty fantastic. 5. The Sights Indonesia is endowed with some pretty fantastic eye candy.  What’s more is that there is such a variety of things to see.  Whereas many tropical destinations mainly have great beaches to offer, Indonesia has so much more.  …

Top 5 Reasons that Indonesia Sucks

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What follows is an unfair and biased assessment of Indonesia based on certain personal experiences.  For the other side of this coin, please also read the article on Top 5 Reasons that Indonesia is Amazing. 5. The Bait and Switch Indonesia could teach classes to up-and-coming con men on how to pull off a proper bait and switch.  They basically have their whole tourism industry setup to invite you to see a paradise that no longer exists.  It may be …

Photo of the Week: Woodcraft in Ubud, Bali

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Bali is known for exceptional handicrafts and Ubud is the home of a number of woodcraft studios.  We took a tour of one of the studios, which is where we met this woman, who was working at the polishing station.  An average piece is polished for almost two days before it is ready to be laquered.  It’s amazing to think of how much time and effort goes into each piece, all of which are handmade.  This is something to remember …

Photo of the Week: Holy Spring Temple, Ubud, Bali

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Known as Tampak Siring, this temple is an active place of worship for the Balinese and it is visited in droves by both foreigners and locals alike.  In the photo above is the natural springs that are on the temple grounds.  The other attraction is a pool into which water from the spring runs and people wait to wash and purify themselves.  When we visited, it was absolutely packed with visitors lined up waiting to wash away the bad luck.  …

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