Category: Indonesia

Indonesia: conclusions and tips

26 days; traveled by plane, ferry, car, becak, shuttle, bus, train, boat, motorbike and bicycle; 4 /13.000 islands visited (I haven’t seen all . . ); 4 volcanoes; 8 temples; 2 volcano sunrises and 1 temple sunrise; 1 Scuba Diver Certificate, my first two dives!; tons of krutuk eaten 🙂 What I liked MOST Indonesian cuisine; Plurality …

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The day I decided to go down (at Nusa Lembongan)

In an archipelago with more than 17.000 islands there must be another island that suits me better than Bali. After some research, I followed my friend Isa’s suggestion and I went to Lembongan. Nusa Lembongan is a small island of 8 km2 in front of Bali. It’s just at one hour by boat from Sanur beach …

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Stuck in Bali

I did not like Bali. In my opinion, this island is a tourist trap so it is difficult for me to write about something that I did not like. Coming from Java, the decoration changed dramatically in Bali : another religion, different architecture and costumes and lush vegetation. Houses are richly decorated with protecting Gods …

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Volcanoes of Java

Located at the junction of four tectonic plates, Australian, Philippine, Eurasia and Pacific Indonesia is the country with the greatest number and density of active volcanoes. I have always been fascinated by volcanoes, they are a geographical feature inspiring me admiration and fear in equal parts and climbing some Indonesian volcanoes was a must on …

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Jakarta and temples of Yogyakarta

I started my Indonesia tour with style. In Jakarta, I stayed the first two nights at Amine’s. We had worked together in the past and now he is working in Jakarta as expat, I was happy to see him again! Amine not only proposed me his beautiful guest room with amazing views of Jakarta, I …

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