Jakarta Travel Guide

Travel Guides jakarta-tourism.go.id – Official tourism website. Jakarta.go.id – Official Jakarta city government website has some tourist information. Now Jakarta – Guide to restaurants, bars and nightlife as well as news on music, sport and theatre events. What’s New Jakarta – Has travel information and restaurants, bars, clubs, things to do, sporting events, art, culture […]

Sunset over Kupang, West Timor – Indonesia

Sunset Kupang

I spent a few days in Kupang while waiting for my visa to East Timor. There is not much to do here in the day but walking along the waterfront in the evening at least offers spectacular sunsets. Travel Photos: Kupang photo gallery

How to travel Flores (Indonesia) in 1 week

Labuan Bajo Sunset

[The coast of Flores. And the answer to why bus travel takes so long.] I’m wrapping up my Flores posts to highlight how to travel Flores in the space of a week. Originally I had intended to spend 2 weeks there, but my trip was cut short when I realised I needed extra time to […]

Sunrise at Kelimutu National Park, Flores – Indonesia

Sunrise at Kelimutu National Park

Two days previous to this photo I witnessed the sunrise over a volcano in Bajawa. That was pretty cool, but it was nothing compared to the sunrise show at Kelimutu National Park. I’m not one for hyperbole so consider that when I tell you; this was probably the best sunrise I have ever seen. Seriously, […]

Flight Review: Sriwijaya Air – Dili (East Timor) to Denpasar (Indonesia)

Sriwijaya Air

Flight: Sriwijaya Air SJ 2710 From: Dili (DIL) To: Denpasar Bali (DPS) How I Booked: Searched via Skyscanner. Sriwijaya Air is an airline based in Jakarta that flies domestic Indonesian routes and well as a some regional international flights. In this case I was flying one of their international services from Dili in East Timor […]

Bena Village, Flores – Indonesia

Bena Village - Flores

Bena is a village near the city of Bajawa on the island of Flores in Indonesia. While most towns have since been concreted over there still remains some villages in Flores that have kept their traditional buildings. I visited a few of these villages on a day trip from Bajawa.

Bajawa day trip: Volcanoes, traditional villages, and hot springs

Bajawa Day Trip

[Bajawa, Flores - Indonesia] On my trip to Flores I stopped at Bajawa, which is about half way between Labuan Bajo (for Komodo National Park) and Moni (for Kelimutu National Park). If you are travelling overland in Flores it’s worth stopping regularly as bus travel is arduous. Bajawa is a small market city in the […]

Gunung Inerie, Bajawa – Indonesia

Gunung Inerie

I have been posting sunsets of Indonesia of late, so just to prove that I do get up early and see the sun rise, here is the morning view from my hotel in the hill town of Bajawa in Flores. The volcano in the background is Gunung Inerie and watching it change colour as the […]

Where I Stayed: Amaris Hotel, Legian, Bali – Indonesia

Amaris Hotel - Legian

Hotel Name: Amaris Hotel Address: Jl. Padma Utara, Legian, Bali, Indonesia. I stayed at the Amaris Hotel in Legian for one night with a booking via Agoda.com. I booked it for its location which is not far from the beach and a 10 minute walk to Double Six Road. Amaris is a hotel chain from […]

Cafes in Bali for writers and digital nomads

Mugshot Cafe - Bali

Bali has long been a popular destination for creative types, but for us reliant on the internet its reputation of poor internet connectivity precedes it. I was a bit sceptical to come back myself. Last time I was here (4 years ago) I had a hard time finding accommodation with wifi, and there wasn’t much […]