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A Bali Itinerary: 5 Regions in 10 Days

Beautiful Bali awaits you with a mixture of everything: turquoise waters, black volcanic sand beaches, lush green rice fields, surfing spots and a rich cultural experience. And the best thing [...]


You’ll be pleased to know that I found Indonesia to be one of the cheaper places to travel. It is a very welcome reprieve if you’ve arrived from the most expensive country in the world, not [...]

Bali Diary: Explore Island on a Budget

For the last decades, Bali Island has become one of the most desirable places to visit for anyone who wishes to dive in peculiar Asian culture of an island full of myths and secrets. Bali as a [...]

Lombok and Gili Island in Indonesia

Mount Rinjani is located in Lombok island, Indonesia. It is the second highest active volcano with 3,726 meters. This is a “Short Gateway + Hike” trip! Starts with Hiking at Mount [...]

Bali: The Blend Of All Worlds

People all over the world aim to explore different countries every while, even if the world is full of fascinating places that nobody will be able to visit all in such a short life. Thankfully [...]

Discovering Bintan Island in Indonesia

My husband and I landed in a very sleep Singapore, just before sunrise. The humidity hits you as soon as you step out of the cool confines of the air-conditioned airport. Our guide helps us with [...]

Sumbawa Off Roads

   One car, three tents, seven people and a hand drawn map on a booklet cover. Not all those who wander are lost, but we definitely were and that’s the beauty of it. Getting lost in Sumbawa is [...]

1-day roadtrip from Canggu to Ubud

Roadtripping from Canggu To Ubud When it comes to visiting the main attractions of Bali, Ubud is clearly one of the top destinations. The view of the rice terraces is breathtaking, the Monkey [...]

Curug Nangka, Famous Waterfall in Bogor

The City of Bogor I always love Bogor. It’s a city where I grow up. I’ve been living here ever since I was born. It’s a small, beautiful city, about 2 hours’ drive from Jakarta, the [...]

Indonesia, Bali Island

Indonesia, Bali Island Same same, but diferent   The most simple way to describe Balinese people is starting to say how spiritual they are. The vast majority of them are Hindu. From the first [...]

Ubud: A Quiet Treasure in Bali

Arrival We arrived at Denpasar Airport at 9:45PM on the 24th of August after a really relaxing 6 hour flight from Brisbane in Australia. It was very humid when we arrived and unfortunately, [...]

Jakarta: Arriving in the Big Durian

  Ah, the New York of Indonesia! A bustling metropolis teeming with over 10 million living, breathing bodies shelved on top of one another in crooked arteries. Indonesia’s capital is [...]

5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Indonesia

Six months I have spent teaching English at Islamic school in Cilegon, Banten, Indonesia. During this time I lived in a conservative industrial city where tourists never come. I learned how to [...]

INDONESIA – A day trip in Bali

What to do for a day trip!! With friends visiting us from Australia, and it being their first visit to Indonesia, Bali — we wanted to give them a day trip that would show them some of the island [...]

Kalimantan: home of the orangutan

Nowadays many people visit Indonesia, sometimes for weeks on end, but what surprises me is that they often stick to Java and Bali, while the country has so much more to offer! While I was working [...]

Sekumpul – Bali´s hidden Waterfall

Bali an island located in the middle of Indonesia, is lucky to have a big number of amazing waterfalls. While most Tourist visit the easy to access and way overcrowded waterfalls like Gitgit, [...]

Romantic Getaway in Bali

Living in Bali for 5 years does not always mean you have seen an island far and wide. That little spot on the world map can actually take it as long as 6 hours to drive across. Getting bored with [...]

Bali : The Island Of The Gods

Hello Everyone! A month ago I arrived in Bali, yes this island paradise where the sky is so blue and the rice fields so green they always look photoshopped. But let’s be serious, I came [...]

5 Ways I’m Living Better in Bali

In June of 2015 I embarked on a round the world backpacking trip that I’d planned to last for one year. Although this trip has been very slow paced, I still sigh at the thought of packing [...]

Bali, Indonesia

Indonesia : Bali : Island of the Gods I recently visited a majority of the island with three close friends and we had quite the adventure. We planned only two out of three accommodation locations [...]

15 things to do on Nusa Lembongan Island

Planning a trip to Bali? Make sure a short hop over to Nusa Lembongan is at the top of your list. This tiny island is a small part of the Lesser Sunda Islands, and just a quick 30 min boat ride [...]

Bali: Guide to the Island of the Gods

Bali seems to constantly increase its popularity among tourists and no wonder – whether you are a backpacker looking for cheap stay or if you want to enjoy finer things in life this island has [...]

Bali, the Island of the Gods

Bali, the island of the Gods Since I was a kid my only dream was to travel to Indonesia. I remember the day I told my mother: “Once I get to see Borobudur, Prambanan and Bali I swear [...]

Bali – Explore The Variety

As you step off the plane be prepared for the wave of instant heat, which is quickly followed by a flock of people begging to be your taxi driver. Do your best to pretend like you are not just [...]

Bali: more than just Bintangs

Bali: More than just Bintangs   After previously travelling to some far-fetched and adventurous locations upon announcing to my family and friends that my next travel destination would be [...]

Bali : A small paradise.

Selamat datang ! Welcome ! Very different from Java island and filled with spellbinding things. But first, if like us, you have the “happiness” to arrive by the ferry that connects [...]

Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan is not for the faint hearted (or weak-livered!) Despite its reputation as a Mecca for the hard partying crowd, this island has a lot more to offer than just an epic nightlife [...]

My Bali Love Affair

My Bali Love Affair! Bali, Indonesia. The first time I fell in love with the beautiful island of Bali was in 2005 – on a family holiday for my 13th birthday. So since 2005 I have run back [...]

Bali: The mesmerizing island

Bali: The mesmerizing island If you could choose to go anywhere in the world, where would that be? I asked myself that question and I chose to go to Bali. But what is it about this small little [...]

Bali: Getting Into Island Life

  Where The Adventure Began – The beginning of my South East Asia travels was in Bali, Firstly, what a great introduction to South East Asia! The moment we stepped off the plane we [...]

Bali: the first step of my journey

On January 1st 2015, was the first step of my journey all around the world. After a long flight of about 32 hours with two layovers from Quebec in Canada to Kuta in Bali (Indonesia), I was more [...]

Jakarta & Cianjur

Farewell Holland! There you are alone in the plane, after having said goodbye to friends and family. Very strange feeling not to see them three seasons. In Hong Kong, I had an eight-hour layover. [...]

What can i do in Bali?

Bali is one of the favorite tourist destinations for Australian people: after all who would not want to spend the winter on a tropical island just relaxing and enjoying the beautiful ocean? This [...]

13 things you have to do in Bali

Earlier this year we took a trip to Bali, those 10 days in what I would call paradise could never be enough, I think I’d be happy living there forever! However we did manage to visit some [...]