Indonesia

All The Myths About Gili Islands

The Gili islands were on my list from two years ago when we went to Bali and didn’t have enough time to visit these three islands. Everyone that I met and who had been to the Gili islands said that it is a magical place with white sand, turquoise water, and green jungles. The place you think paradise looks like. So, you can imagine my expectations of this trip. I have read tons of…

Best Smoothie Bowls In Canggu

Smoothie bowls have seemingly become all the rage in the past five years, and no place has this been more evident than Bali, Indonesia. This is my third time to Indonesia, but my first time to Canggu, a city located on the Western Coast of the island. It may be presumptuous to think I can find the best smoothie bowls in Canggu, but here I go anyways. Canggu is far less ritzy than Nusa…

Room4Dessert In Ubud Review

If you are a fan of Netflix’ Chef’s Table, you may have heard about this place. Room4Dessert is the brainchild of Chef Will Goldfarb and has seen a surge in popularity due to his episode on the Netflix series. In a lot of ways this place a mix between your classic Michelin starred restaurant, and a casual island eatery. While the restaurant is beautifully laid out, with expensive looking fixtures and tableware, there is…

Bali Farm Cooking Class

One of the things I try to do in every country I visit is a traditional cooking class. I didn’t go to culinary school, but I have done hundreds of hours of classes from chefs all over the world. To me, this is one of the best ways to learn a country or region’s culture. I look forward to finding awesome and unique cooking classes everywhere I go. Most recently I found a…

Where To Eat In Seminyak

Seminyak is one of the most popular areas in Bali, especially with the young party crowd. It is right on the beach with plenty of beach clubs, rooftop bars, and of course restaurants. Here is an in no way comprehensive guide to where to eat in Seminyak during your next trip. We only stayed in Seminyak 4 days this most recent trip since our primary purpose was to stay in a decent hotel with a…

Hotel Review: Klapa Resort Uluwatu – Deluxe Room

A little over halfway through our Indonesia trip we decided to lay low for a while and relax at a resort. This is partly because we stayed at a hostel in Labuan Bajo and really needed a few days of recovery time. Enter the Klapa Resort in Uluwatu Deluxe Room. Located in West Uluwatu, the Klapa Resort is situated in the New Kuta Golf Course development. This means it’s about 2 km just…

Can You Use Grab In Bali

For those not in the know, the app Grab is basically like Uber but only in South East Asia. If you have spent time traveling around SEA you’ve probably used Grab in some way or another. However, there is a big problem with the ‘taxi mafia’ as they are so aptly called in Bali and the use of online taxi services. This makes it a bit difficult to know if you can use Grab…

Swimming With Manta Rays In Komodo National Park

During our most recent trip to Indonesia we decided it’s finally time to see the famous Komodo dragons in Komodo National Park. As this is considered one of the new 7 wonders of the world, and since we were already going to be in Indonesia, we figured we might as well go. I’ll say right now that the experience seeing the dragons is awesome and if you want more info about that you…

A Comprehensive Guide To Kawah Ijen: Indonesia’s Best Volcano

Okay, so I know the title can be seen as subjective, but having been all over Indonesia I’m comfortable saying that Ijen is the best volcano in Indonesia. Known as Kawah Ijen in Indonesian, this volcano is located in the southernmost tip of Java. The thing that makes this place extremely unique is that it is actually an active sulfur mine. That’s right, there are around 200 people every day hard at work…

How To Get To Ijen From Bali

Ijen is one of the most unique volcanoes in Indonesia, if not the world. It’s claim to fame? The constant burning of sulphur deposits means Ijen is always spurting blue flames out of it’s crust. While getting there is by no means quick, going to Ijen from Bali can be cheap…if you plan it correctly. Get To Ijen From Bali While there are a few tour companies offering this service…