Bali, Indonesia: The Island of the Gods

Bali, Indonesia: The Island of the Gods

Of all the 17,508 islands in the Indonesian archipelago, Bali is – without a doubt – the most popular. In fact, 80% of all international visitors to Indonesia visit Bali and Bali alone. It’s no wonder why – the famed Island of the Gods’ beautiful landscape rich with lush rice terraces, volcanic hillsides, and spectacularContinue Reading

Indonesia Travel Musts: Flores, Nusa Tenggara

Indonesia Travel Musts: Flores, Nusa Tenggara

The beautiful Flores Island gets its name from the Portuguese word for ‘flower’ and the island more than lives up to its name. Just an hour’s flight from the internationally-acclaimed Bali, Flores is an island still shrouded in relative obscurity. It’s a wonder why – this beautiful island is a truly fascinating destination with aContinue Reading

Destination Paradise: Gili Islands, Indonesia

Destination Paradise: Gili Islands, Indonesia

The Gili Islands are a cluster of three small islands located just off the northwest tip of Lombok, Indonesia. This archipelago of islands only recently came to the attention of the wider world in the 1980s and 1990s but is now officially Lombok’s most popular tourist destination and a firm fixture on the Banana PancakeContinue Reading

Makassar, Indonesia: Your Gateway to Southern Sulawesi

Makassar, Indonesia: Your Gateway to Southern Sulawesi

Makassar, also known as Ujung Pandang, is the capital of South Sulawesi and the largest city on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Home to over 1 million inhabitants, Makassar is a bustling city thick with traffic, the strong scent of street food, and the chaos characteristic of most major cities. The metropolis of Makassar hasContinue Reading

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Yogyakarta – also known as Jogjakarta – is a thriving town home to 500,000 inhabitants and the most popular tourist destination on Java island, Indonesia. The city is named after the Indian city of Ayodha from the Ramayana epic and translates to ‘A city that is fit to prosper,’ with Yogya meaning ‘suitable, fit, proper’Continue Reading

Sulawesi Travel Musts: Witness the Burial Rites and Sites of Tana Toraja

Sulawesi Travel Musts: Witness the Burial Rites and Sites of Tana Toraja

Tana Toraja literally translates to ‘Toraja land’ and is nicknamed the ‘Land of the Heavenly Kings.’ It is located in a highland region in the southern region of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. A trip to Tana Toraja is like being transported to a magical land of beauty and culture. You’ll meet with sweeping, elaborately-paintedContinue Reading

Java Travel Musts: Hike the Majestic Mount Bromo

Java Travel Musts: Hike the Majestic Mount Bromo

With over 120 active volcanoes and daily earthquakes, Indonesia is one of the most geologically diverse and fascinating places on the planet. While not the tallest of Indonesia’s many volcanoes, Mount Bromo has become one of the most iconic mountains in Indonesia for its picturesque, other-worldly beauty. Mount Bromo stands at 2,329 and is easilyContinue Reading

Bandung, Indonesia: Visit the Paris of Java

Bandung, Indonesia: Visit the Paris of Java

Often referred to as the City of Flowers, Bandung is the provincial capital of West Java and Indonesia’s third largest city. Its nickname comes as much from the beautiful flowers found around the city as from the fact that colonial Bandung ‘blossomed’ into a hub of economic and social activity in the 1920s. During colonialContinue Reading

Indonesia Must See: The Colored Lakes of Mount Kelimutu, Flores

Indonesia Must See: The Colored Lakes of Mount Kelimutu, Flores

On the uniquely beautiful island of Flores is the Kelimutu National Park, where the famous Mount Kelimutu volcano resides with its striking tri-colored lakes resting in its caldera. These stunning colored lakes are the most famous attraction in Flores and an absolute must visit. They are without a doubt one of the most amazing naturalContinue Reading

Visit the Abode of the Gods at Dieng Plateau, Java

Visit the Abode of the Gods at Dieng Plateau, Java

It’s no wonder this plateau is called the ‘Abode of the Gods’ – it’s absolutely stunning here. Up above this 2,000 meter-high plateau, you’ll see rolling hills stretching as far as the eye can see, spot boiling pits of mud, delight in the beauty of colored lakes, and have the chance to visit some ofContinue Reading