Climbing volcano at night – Part 2 Read more Climbing mount Rinjani – part 1
It was the second day of our adventure to the top of the mount Rinjani volcano in Indonesia. Read the first part of the journey here. Day 2 (Summit day): 3.5km climb, 7.5km descent My alarm rang at 2am that night. At 2:05, while I was still trying to figure out where am I with […]
Read more Why Bali should be your next travel destination
Next to the paradise island of Bali in Indonesia’s archipelago lies a smaller island called Lombok. It’s a tiny island and apart from white sand beaches and marvelous sunsets it has a massive volcano located on the Eastern Side, called mount Rinjani. Not something you would expect around the corner when you exit the beach. […]
Read more Looking for inner peace at Manohara Borobudur
Somewhere at the Eastern coast of the Indian Ocean, in the middle of Indonesia’s beautiful archipelago, lies a paradise island of Bali. The island will blow your mind away with the mixture of world’s best surfing spots, amazing nature and the mystical culture of believing in spirits.
Read more Exploring Jakarta’s colonial heritage – Batavia
Most people come to Borobudur to see the 8th century Buddhist monument, therefore budgeting only several hours for this majestic place. What many don’t know is that the park around the monument is preserved by the government to keep the authentic Javanese culture and atmosphere.
Read more Riding elephants at Borobudur
In the north of Jakarta there is a place where you can still feel the colonial time. You can embark on a journey into the past and experience the atmosphere of the Dutch era. The place is called old Batavia. It unites the remains of the Dutch colony that was setup here long time ago.
Read more Unforgettable sunrise and sunset at Borobudur
Did you know how fun elephants are? Much more than I could imagine in a circus or in a zoo. You don’t see much activity from them there, eating being by far the only one they enjoy. This part remains largely unchanged, as elephants eat A LOT – as I was told it is around […]
Read more Expectations and reality – being a tourist in Jakarta
Only 50-minute flight away from the capital of Indonesia, in the very center of the island of Java, you will find the biggest Buddhist temple in the world – Borobudur. This place of worship was built in the distant 9th century and is currently listed among UNESCO heritage sites, though I would promote it to […]
Expectations are tricky – you form them before you even do something and base them on limited information, experience, or knowledge. I had my own before I came to Jakarta, but I can safely say that they were nowhere as near as what I’ve experienced in this vibrant city.