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Turtle Capital of the World – Gili Islands Indonesia

Turtle Gili Islands

Just off the northwest coast of Lombok Indonesia (the next large island to the east of Bali) are 3 small islands collectively known as the Gili Islands. Gili actually means small island in the local Sasak language which is spoken

Posted in Bali, Feature article, Indonesia, Lombok

Best steak in Senggigi Lombok

Best steak in Senggigi Lombok

After a week in Lombok, eating loads of Indonesian food like nasi goreng (fried rice), beef rendang and chicken curry, I asked my Aussie friend who lives in the north of Lombok what her favourite restaurant in Senggigi was. She

Posted in Food, Indonesia, Lombok, Senggigi, Steak

The Very Tip of Indonesia – Pulau Weh

Pulau Weh Sumatra Indonesia

Indonesia’s archipelago is a group of over 17,500 islands which are spread out over a distance of 1760 kilometers, starting with the large island of Sumatra in the west and ending at West Papua in the east. The most northern

Posted in Feature article, Indonesia, Sumatra

Wash an elephant in Sumatra Indonesia

Washing elephants at the river Tangkahan

There is a very tiny village located in North Sumatra Indonesia called Tangkahan. On one side of the village is the Gunung Leuser National Park, and on the other side are vast fields of palm oil plantations which had been tearing

Posted in Elephants, Feature article, Indonesia, Sumatra, Wildlife

New Indonesia Travel Forum

Indonesia Travel Forum

Check out the new Indonesia Travel Forum where you can post questions about all the popular travel destinations in Indonesia like Bali, Lombok, Gili Islands, Jakarta, Komodo National Park or for specific activities like scuba diving in Indonesia. Click on

Posted in Feature article, Indonesia

Best Temples to Visit in Bali Indonesia

The Brahmavihara Arama Buddhist Temple North Bali

Surf, sea, sand and sunshine is what the majority of visitors to Bali come for. Add to this the cheap Bintang beer and the cheap t-shirts, Bintang singlets and shorts sold along Poppies Lane and this sums up the vast

Posted in Bali, Feature article, Indonesia

Ancient Monuments of Java Indonesia

Borobudur in East Java Indonesia

Two of the largest ancient monuments found in Indonesia are located in east Java close to Yogyakarta (sometimes written Jogjakarta or just called Jogja). Borobudur Buddhist Monument East Java Indonesia The first of these monuments is called Borobudur, which is

Posted in Feature article, Indonesia, Java

Day Trip to Komodo National Park from Labuan Bajo

Day trips to Komodo National Park

It is very easy to organise day trips into Komodo National Park from Labuan Bajo on Flores Island in Indonesia. There are many tour operators which offer the same day trip as described below. If you join a group tour,

Posted in Feature article, Indonesia, Komodo National Park, Labuan Bajo

Food you have to try when you visit Bali Indonesia

Babi Guling - Balinese Roast Pork

Bali is part of Indonesia and has a great range of your typical Indonesian food like Nasi Goreng (fried rice), Mee Goreng (fried noodles) and Ayam Goreng (fried chicken), though Bali has it’s own food specialities. As the majority of

Posted in Bali, Food, Indonesia, Indonesian

Day Trip to Anak Krakatau Volcano from Jakarta

Anak Krakatau Volcano Indonesia

Anak Krakatau is an active volcano in the Sunda Strait, located between the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra. Anak Krakatau means ‘child of Krakatau’. The volcano Anak Krakatau started growing and pushed above sea level in 1930. It developed

Posted in Feature article, Indonesia, Jakarta