Indonesia

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…

The Best Komodo National Park Speed Boat Tour

If you want to visit Komodo National Park, you have a plethora of options. From doing a liveaboard, to hiring a boat and skipper and doing it private, there is an option for every price point. I believe the best way to see the the park is to do a Komodo National Park speed boat tour. This allows you to see a whole bunch of stuff in one day (which means needing to spend less…

How To Get To Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park is considered one of the New 7 Wonders of the world (although also on this new list is Jeju Island which in my opinion doesn’t deserve to be in the top 100, so make of that what you will). However this place is truly one of the most awesome places I’ve been to and I was definitely impressed with the experience. There are two ways to visit Komodo…

Which Gili Island Is Right For You

If you are traveling around Indonesia, chances are you’ve heard of the Gili islands. The name is a bit of a misnomer as ‘Gili’ means Island in Indonesian, but that’s just like calling something Chai Tea or what have you. These three tiny islands are off the northwest coast of Lombok. In order of size from largest to smallest they are: Gili Trawangan (aka Gili T), Gili Meno, and Gili Air. Each of…

Hotel Review: Lucky’s Bar & Cottages Gili Air

If you have ever have been to Bali, you have probably heard about three islands not too far away, where many people go for a few days. All the stories make you imagine a paradise with white send, warm water and tropical fruits. So that was what I was expecting from this part of Indonesia as well. What I saw when I arrived, and what bloggers forget to mention about Gili islands and what’s…