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Jungle Trekking in Indonesia

Jungle Trekking Bukit Lawang Sumatra

Indonesia has some of the best jungle trekking in the world. The Indonesian archipelago straddles the equator so has a tropical climate and still has some of the best tropical rain forests in the world. When it comes to jungle

Posted in Bali, Feature article, Indonesia, Java, Lombok, Sumatra

Scuba Diving Southern Gili Islands West Lombok Indonesia

Southern Gili Islands West Lombok

The most popular scuba diving in Lombok Indonesia is on the Gili Islands which is a group of 3 islands of the north west coast of Lombok. There are another set of islands off the southern west cost referred to

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Lombok Indonesia

Lombok Indonesia

If you ever wondered what Bali was like 40 years ago before the major beach resorts and mass tourism took off, then do yourself a favour and plan a holiday in Lombok Indonesia. Lombok is the next large island to

Posted in Feature article, Indonesia, Lombok, Senggigi

Best Pizza in Senggigi Lombok

The best pizza in Senggigi Lombok

Most of the restaurants in the tourist area of Senggigi have pizza on the menu. Most are just OK, nothing special, just your standard pizza you get in all the tourist areas all over Indonesia. I found one restaurant which

Posted in Food, Indonesia, Lombok, pizza, Senggigi

Best burger in Senggigi Lombok

The best burger in Senggigi Lombok

There are plenty of restaurants in Senggigi Lombok which serve pretty much the same range of food including traditional Indonesian dishes like nasi goreng, mie goreng and chicken curry. They also all serve a range of Western food including pizza,

Posted in Burgers, Food, Indonesia, Lombok, Senggigi

Jayakarta Lombok Beach Hotel and Spa

The beach at the front of Jayakarta Lombok Hotel

I stayed at the Jayakarta Lombok Beach Hotel in Senggigi for 4 nights in late December 2014. It is rated as a 4 star hotel on their website. It is quite a nice hotel though I would say it is

Posted in Hotels, Indonesia, Lombok, Senggigi

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

Cocotinos Boutique Resort and Spa Sekotong West Lombok

The beach out the front of Cocotinos Beach Resort

I booked into Cocotinos Boutique Resort in Sekotong West in Lombok with a dive package as wanted to do as much diving as possible around the southern Gili Islands in West Lombok. 4 nights with 9 dives. I did not

Posted in Hotels, Indonesia, Lombok, Uncategorized

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