Indonesia as seen through Instagram Photos

While on my trip through Indonesia I was the most active on Instagram that I have been yet and I actually had quite a lot of fun with it. Aside from playing around with the filters of the app itself I also edited some of my photos with the Camera + app on my iPhone and I think some of them came out pretty awesome. Here is a photo essay of Indonesia as seen through my favourite Instagram photos.

Our first few days were spent living on a Klotok river boat in the jungles of the Indonesian Borneo aka Kalimantan to the Indonesians. There we visited a reforestation camp and a few Orangutan rehabilitation camps operated by Orangutan Operation International.

Some of the food I ate on this trip was out of this world. Looked great and tasted even better. I enjoyed this fish dish at the  Amanjiwo Resort in Borobudur, Indonesia.

A scary looking mask to ward of evil spirits in the Keraton palace we visited in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. I loved the contrast of all the colours including the ceiling.

The view of Mt. Bromo (smouldering to the left) with the perfect looking volcano Gunung Batok next to it and the taller Semeru (Java’s tallest peak) in the very back as seen from a peak of the craters rim called Pananjakan which contains everything. One of the best places in the world to watch the sunrise.

I had heard of this drink a few times but didn’t believe it was true until it was sitting right in front of me. Avocado juice with a chocolate syrup. Sounds like one of the weirdest things in the world but it was so delicious!

One of the highlights of the trip for me was visiting Borobudur. The largest buddhist temple in the world, at every angle there was another amazing photograph waiting to be taken.

One of my number one goals in life has always been to see an active volcano and at Mt Bromo I got to see just that. There wasn’t any lava or magma to be seen but the steam and foul smell of sulphur were good enough for me.

A performer beautifully dressed at the Ramayana Ballet we watched one night in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Fried bananas!! Almost everywhere we went in Indonesia we were being served bananas in some form or another and the fried banana was of course one of my favorites.

For my first time ever I got “lei’d” on arrival in Bali, Indonesia. It happened again a few more times after this one and was always such a nice welcome to a new place.

Once we made it to the island of Bali we took a day trip to Ubud, recently made famous by the book and film “Eat, Pray, Love”. Aside from eating some delicious food and doing some shopping we also fed some monkeys like this guy in the Sacred Monkey Forest.

On our last day we were treated to a 90 minute massage in Bali at Taman Air Spa (Air in Indonesian actually means water and is pronounced differently.) Such a gorgeous spa.

 

Surf lessons at the Pro Surf school on Kuta beach in Bali. My ankle (still sore from breaking it a few months back) kept me from participating in the surf lessons, but they definitely had a great time.

A gorgeous sunrise in Bali, at the popular Potato Head Beach Club, one of my favourites from the whole trip.

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33 Comments

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    Indonesia Surf Resorts
    June 26, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Did you get to any of the Indonesia Surf Resorts ? I hear they are real luxurious !

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    Veni
    December 17, 2012 at 2:44 am

    cool pict… Well Indonesia is more than Java, Borneo or Bali. You should Visit Papua, Sumatra and Celebes too, take a look to Sabang, Raja Ampat, Bunaken, Derawan and Maluku. Well, the beauty of Indonesia is like Paradise. Really beautiful.

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      Cailin
      January 8, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      Thanks Veni! I hope to come and visit again and explore more! :)

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    Chaycya
    December 5, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Cool picture.. KEREN!!!!!
    thanks for visiting my country, Indonesia.. :)
    oh well, how long you stay in Indonesia?
    nice to know you for the pict :)

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      Cailin
      January 8, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      Thanks Chaycya! I was there for 2 weeks!

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    Paul Krol
    November 20, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Wow! That last shot of the sunrise in Bali! Looks amazing!!

    • Reply
      Cailin
      January 8, 2013 at 8:18 pm

      It was definitely a great way to end the trip! :)

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    Turtle
    November 6, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Awesome! I think you’ve captured the trip perfectly. What wonderful shots.

    • Reply
      Cailin
      November 11, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      Thanks Turtle! It was awesome traveling with you! :)

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    Abby
    November 3, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Amazing, girl. Just amazing. Indonesia was the first country my brother went to that I hadn’t yet visited. Ever since, I’ve been secretly jealous of everyone who’s been lol.

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      Cailin
      November 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      hahaha thanks Abby! It was pretty awesome! You must put it on your next place to visit list! :)

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    Stephanie - The Travel Chica
    October 30, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    That volcano shot is amazing!

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      Cailin
      November 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      Thanks Stephanie! It was a pretty epic morning that day – that sunset is said to be one of the best in the world!

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    Linda McCormick
    October 29, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Great work Cailin! Some really nice shots with a camera phone!

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      Cailin
      November 11, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      Thanks Linda! I’m truly amazed at what my phone can do sometimes! haha

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    Bret @ Green Global Travel
    October 28, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Nice! Definitely adding Indonesia to our travel wish list for 2013. Jealous that you got to get so close to orangutans.

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      Cailin
      November 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      Thanks Bret! It was a pretty awesome experience! Its amazing how close you could get to the Orangutans! Wasn’t happy with how close we could get to the Komodo Dragons though… haha

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    D.J. - The World of Deej
    October 27, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Great shots! Love the last one of the sunset…

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      Cailin
      November 11, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      Thanks DJ! :)

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    Arienne
    October 27, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Wow, you hit up just about all the same spots as I did earlier this year, including learning to surf with Pro Surf School! Your photos are great and brought back some awesome memories :)

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      Cailin
      November 11, 2012 at 4:47 pm

      Thanks Arienne! I was just watching at Pro Surf because I am healing a broken ankle but I can see myself going back sometime and trying it for myself too :)

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    Laurence
    October 26, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Love that shot of Mt Bromo – it’s just perfect :)

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      Cailin
      November 11, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks Laurence! It was a beautiful morning! :)

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    Leigh
    October 25, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Beautiful selection of photos Cailin. I love the volcano – and you’re right about the drink. Even the colour is disgusting.

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      Cailin
      November 11, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      It looked odd Leigh but it was so so so delicious!! haha :)

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    Ayngelina
    October 25, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    That last photo is gorgeous, I definitely want to go there.

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      Cailin
      November 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      Parts of Bali were a bit to touristy for me but the country as an entirety was amazing. You should definitely visit :)

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    Candice
    October 25, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Cailin, these pics are amaaaazeballs. So jelly.

    What app do you use to make those photos into a collage like that?

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      Cailin
      November 11, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      Thanks Candy! Its called PicFrame :)

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    Naomi
    October 25, 2012 at 3:30 am

    Girl, you are an Instagram NINJA.

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      Cailin
      November 11, 2012 at 5:05 pm

      hahaha thank you, thank you very much! I use Camera + with it too :)

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    Adam @ SitDownDisco
    October 24, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Hey good one! Love the pics and the lei thing is interesting. I’ve never seen them before in Indonesia. You got lucky! (???) :)

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      Cailin
      October 25, 2012 at 12:07 am

      Twice lei’d in Bali and I forget where the other one was. I always thought it was a Hawaiian thing myself! :)

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