Indonesia

Flores and the Komodo National Park

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Asia, Featured, Indonesia, Travel | 0 comments

Flores and the Komodo National Park

Labuan Bajo Located on the west side of the island of Flores, Labuan Bajo is a small harbour town, once a fishing village it’s now  predominantly used as a diving base.  There are several dive shops set up in Labuan Bajo as it’s the gateway to the spectacular Komodo National Park, which is exactly why we headed there.  We flew with Wings Air whose tag line was worryingly “fly is cheap“, but managed to arrive safely. Being in Labuan Bajo was like being inside an oven, it was so hot with no wind or rain, not even a breeze.  We stayed at Bayview Gardens up on the hill,...

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Lombok

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Asia, Indonesia, Travel | 0 comments

Lombok

Not as famous as it’s neighbour Bali, Lombok is becoming more and more popular as people discover it’s stunning white sand beaches offering surfing and diving paradise, and the hikers dream of Mt Rinjani which towers over the island.   The Gilis Just off the coast of Lombok are three picture perfect little islands called the Gilis.  Each island is unique and has it’s own characteristics.  Gili Trawangan or “Gili T” is largest and is the party island where the young kids go to have fun, Gili Meno is the smallest and a quiet romantic escape, and Gili Air is...

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Beautiful Bali

Posted by on Jun 1, 2014 in Asia, Indonesia, Travel | 0 comments

Beautiful Bali

Everyone seems to have an opinion on Bali whether they’ve been there or not.  Coming from Australia there is definitely a preconception that it’s nothing more than a cheap place for bogan Aussies to get drunk and disorderly. There is some truth to this, but if you haven’t stepped outside the Kuta / Legian / Seminyak bubble, you haven’t really seen Bali.  The Bali I know is full of lush rainforest, rice paddies, black sand beaches and friendly geckos. Half the time I would be pinching myself looking around at a picture perfect postcard setting that...

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Yogyakarta, Java

Posted by on May 31, 2014 in Asia, Indonesia, Travel | 0 comments

Yogyakarta, Java

Jogja is a very interesting city, it’s known as the Indonesian education centre with thousands of young people flocking here to attend one of the many universities.  The city offers a rich traditional culture of classical Javanese art, batik, ballet, drama, music and poetry. We stayed at the Ministry of Coffee (yes, partly because we love coffee so were attracted to the name!), the rooms were nice and clean, the staff were friendly and it is located within walking distance of several good restaurants. They have a cute little library upstairs, although note the wifi is only really...

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