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Gili Islands | Indonesia :: Island Living, Off The Grid

We didn’t really know what to expect when we arrived in Gili Trawangan via the Gili Cat from Bali ($32 per person, 2 hour journey) near the island of Lombok. The largest of the...

Yogyakarta | Indonesia :: Batik Basics

Batik is abundant here in Indonesia, especially in Yogyakarta, the capital of Batik, which simplified is painting with wax and dyes. We booked a batik lesson through Via Via Café (great travelers meeting...
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Kuta Beach | Bali, Indonesia :: Surfer’s Paradise

We spent Christmas on Kuta Beach this year, gifting ourselves with surfing lessons, among people wearing their swimsuits and Santa hats resting under decorated palm trees. Not a bad way to spend the ‘winter’...

Ubud | Indonesia :: Monkey Forest

There a few words that can describe the cutest, playful but moody monkeys that you will come across in Monkey Forest. Beware that if you have any traces of food in your purses...

Ubud | Indonesia :: Rice Terraces

Known for intricately carved rice terraces, a visit to a terraced rice field is an enjoyable way to spend a lazy afternoon. Two that are worth visiting in the Ubud area include the...

Ubud | Indonesia :: Rafting the Ayung and Luscious Lava of Mt. Batur

Ubud’s fertile land surrounding the rice fields is a result of the volcanic activity amidst the jungles in the middle of the island of Bali. We decided on a whim to ride the scooter up...

Ubud | Indonesia :: Puri Garden House Review

In Ubud, there are plentiful Balinese homestays where basic accommodation can be found for $10 (fan rooms with shared bathroom) as well as luxurious 5 star hotels with all the amenities, such as the...

Ubud | Indonesia :: A Foodie Dream

Ubud is a true haven for fresh, organic and creative foods, a foodie’s dream at discount prices. Wheatgrass smoothies, baba ghanoush, vegan pizza, warm goat cheese salads – you name it, they have...

Ubud | Indonesia :: Artistic and Adventure Avenues

An hour north of Kuta Beach you will find the beautiful, sleepy little town of Ubud. Nestled into countless acres of rice paddies, farmland and jungle, Ubud is formed by a limited number of...

Indonesian Street Food :: Gado Gado Recipe

A very common dish found on street carts here in Indonesia is Gado Gado, a vegetarian dish that will stick to your ribs and keep you full for the whole day. Also, it...

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