Tanah Lot and Taman Ayun | Bali

Tamn Ayun

The Balinese temples of Pura Tanah Lot and Pura Taman Ayun are great to explore as a day trip. Located on the west side of Bali they offer a great look at the history and culture of Bali. They are both beautiful in different ways and have their own stand out features. I highly recommend them to anyone visiting this Indonesian island. Pura Tanah Lot and Pura Taman Ayun Lot… Read moreTanah Lot and Taman Ayun | Bali

Mount Batur – Sunrise trek on the Balinese volcano

View of Mount Batur

Indonesia is famous for it’s volcanoes and Bali is home to a few of them. It is Mount Batur this post looks at. A trek up here to see the sunrise is a popular excursion for those visiting the island. Its a rewarding one too, giving spectacular views across the local area.  Mount Batur (aka Gunung Batur) is one of 4 sacred mountains on the island of Bali. The Balinese… Read moreMount Batur – Sunrise trek on the Balinese volcano

Amed – Eastern Bali

Boat on Amed beach

The coastal villages making up Amed are found along the eastern coast of Bali. It is a good place to relax away from the crowds found elsewhere on the island. And it is a great stop for a night or two before any trip to the Gili Islands. The Amed area is great for any traveller exploring Bali who needs a break from the mass tourism that is found elsewhere… Read moreAmed – Eastern Bali

Exploring Gili Air – Indonesia

Gili Air

One of the 3 Gili islands, Gili Air is a great place to relax as part of any trip to Indonesia. Its famous for its laid back lifestyle and sunsets. Whilst nearby Gili Trawangan attracts a party crowd, Gili Air is all about taking it easy. The 3 Gili islands are located off the coast of Northern Lombok, and are easily reachable from either there or Bali by boat. Gili… Read moreExploring Gili Air – Indonesia

Komodo Islands Travel Guide

Komodo Islands Travel Guide - a Komodo Dragon walking through the forest

The Komodo National Park is most famous for being home to the Komodo Dragon. There is plenty more to see here though, including much more wildlife and some great natural beauty spots. This Komodo Islands Travel Guide looks at the area, exploring what there is to see and sharing information about how to visit. Seeing the Komodo Dragons is a major highlight for any trip to Indonesia. For many people… Read moreKomodo Islands Travel Guide

Yogyakarta Travel Guide

Yogyakarta Travel Guide

Yogyakarta is located on Java, Indonesia’s largest island. This Yogyakarta Travel Guide is designed to help you plan your own trip to visit this awesome city. Highlighted are some of the best things to see and do in and around Yogyakarta. It also gives advice including culture, transport, food and accommodation!  Also known as Jogjakarta or often Jogja, Yogyakarta is a great place to visit to experience its culture, food and history…. Read moreYogyakarta Travel Guide

7 things to do in Mandalay

Things to do in Mandalay

Taking its name from Mandalay Hill, Myanmar’s northern city is a centre of Burmese commerce and culture.  Myanmar’s second largest city, chances are if you visit this wonderful country you will pass through Mandalay. Particularly as entry rules mean you likely be flying in or out of either here or Yangon. Whilst the city might not as aesthetically pleasing as other parts of Myanmar, Mandalay has a certain romantic charm. It was… Read more7 things to do in Mandalay

Ayutthaya, Sukhothai and Lopburi

Ayutthaya Historical Park

The 3 ancient cities of Ayutthaya, Sukhothai and Lopburi provide a valuable insight into Thailand’s past. Visit and explore these ruins to learn about Thai and Buddhist history. These 3 cities are found in Thailand’s central region. This is the historic heartland of Thailand, the centre of the current nation’s predecessors. The KIngdom Of Sukhothai existed from 1238 until 1438. The Kingdom of Ayutthaya existed from 1351 to 1767. And Lopburi’s history… Read moreAyutthaya, Sukhothai and Lopburi