Beyond Bali: A 30-Minute Boat Ride to a Secret Island Paradise

I stood poised on the edge of the small boat, ready to jump in. The waves were crashing against the side…a few metres away was the rocky outcrop of Manta Bay… ‘There!’ shouted the boatman, pointing into the distance. I jumped in with about a dozen other snorkelers in a flurry of fins, masks and snorkels, and swam in the direction he’d pointed, praying for a manta ray sighting.

At Home on an Indonesian Island: Rent $300 a Month

As I wander through bustling streets, the soundtrack changes with each turn I take…first jazz plays, then hip-hop, rock, even a full gamelan orchestra… Mingling with the music in the air is a delicious aroma of spicy and sweet sauces, especially the Indonesian specialty sambal, rising up from little warungs or street-side food stalls serving up ayam goreng (fried chicken with rice; $1) and gado-gado (a salad with peanut dressing; $1)...

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