It may not be easy to get to but once you’re there, Bukittinggi is a laid-back highland town of natural beauty, historical significance & Padang cuisine.
Like its fruit namesake, Jakarta is a shock at first sight & smell – a spiky & stinking megacity of overpopulation & urban sprawl!
The magnificent Prambanan temple complex is just 17km northeast of Yogyakarta, easily accessible on the city’s excellent & cheap local bus network.
Forget the tours & guides – read about the history & design of Borobudur & find out how to visit the world’s largest Buddhist temple by local bus for as little as 3,600 IDR!
Yogyakarta is the capital city of the Yogyakarta Special Region & the most popular tourist destination in Java – not because it’s anything special itself but for its proximity to the archaeological wonders of Borobodur & Prambanan.
The night hike up & into the crater of Mount Ijen is an intense, challenging & emotional experience – & it feels all the more satisfying when you accomplish it all on your own.
Find out how to get to Mt Ijen in Java from Ubud & Gilimanuk in Bali and where to stay on the way, along with an optional snorkeling stopover at Menjangan Island.
Whether you’re travelling from Kupang, Kefemenanu or Atambua, be prepared for a long & bumpy road to the East Timor border – this is my personal journey…
Tamkessi is a remote tribal village, similar to those found on Flores Island, with equally limited transport connections – so the question is, is it worth the trip? Read on…