Canggu – the hipster paradise of Bali

I first visited Canggu in 2014 when it was already creating a name for itself as the next cool place in Bali. By then it was called “the new Ubud” and “Ubud for surfers”, so of course I had to see for myself. Sure enough I could see the new-age/organic of vibe Ubud fused with […]

Flight Review: AirAsia – Denpasar (Bali) to Darwin

Flight: AirAsia AK 649 From: Denpasar (DPS) To: Darwin (DRW) I flew with AirAsia from Bali to Darwin. I was looking for a flight from Bali to Melbourne and I found that I could cobble together an itinerary via Darwin for about the same price. I had never been to Darwin before so this seemed […]

Guesthouse Review: Canggu Stay, Bali – Indonesia

Accommodation Name: Canggu Stay Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong 8b, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia I stayed at the Canggu Stay homestay/guesthouse in Canggu, Bali. I was specifically looking for a place on the Batu Bolong Road and this one looked good in the description as a comfortable guesthouse. Canggu is the most furthest away beach on […]

Hotel Review: Sense Hotel Seminyak, Bali – Indonesia

Hotel Name: Sense Hotel Seminyak Address: Jalan Kayu Jati No. 5, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia I stayed at the Sense Hotel Seminyak in Bali. I compared hotels with Hotelscombined, using the search filters of 4-5 star hotels in Seminyak. There is such a glut of hotels in Bali that it makes more sense to search for […]

Hotel Review: Bali Loco Homestay, Bali – Indonesia

Hotel Name: RedDoorz @ Petitenget Street Located at Bali Loco Homestay Address: Jalan Petitenget No. 20, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia I stayed at Bali Loco Homestay in Seminyak, Bali. I was looking for a budget hotel on Petitenget Street so this guesthouse was the eventual pick. Technically the property is listed as “RedDoorz @ Petitenget Street […]

Flight Review: Malindo Air – Kuala Lumpur to Denpasar (Bali)

Flight: Malindo Air OD 308 From: Kuala Lumpur (KUL) To: Denpasar (DPS) I flew with Malindo Air from Kuala Lumpur to Bali. I compared flights online with Skyscanner and they were the cheapest, and also flying at a reasonable hour of the day. I had never flown with Malindo, which was another reason I picked […]

Future Southeast Asia – A map of proposed railways in Southeast Asia

What would Southeast Asia look like if it had a fully functioning railway network? I have thought about this many times, usually while on a bus ride from hell (Huay Xai to Luang Prabang springs to mind). I envision it to be a cross between China’s high-speed rail network and Europe’s international InterCity services. With […]

A complete guide to train travel in Southeast Asia

Travel by train is a great way to experience the landscapes of Southeast Asia, and to meet the people who live here. Personally I think train travel the best way to travel in the region, and I always choose it if it’s a suitable option. With low cost airlines having revolutionised travel in Southeast Asia, […]

Tana Toraja Travel Guide

Travel Guides > Indonesia > Tana Toraja Travel Guide Tana Toraja (also referred to as Toraja) is a region in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is a landlocked regency and it is famous for the Torajan homes (Tongkonan) and traditional funeral ceremonies. For the purpose of this guide I have listed the region rather than an […]

Bira Travel Guide

Travel Guides > Indonesia > Bira Travel Guide [Bira – Sulawesi.] Bira is a beach town at the far south of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. It’s popular for its beautiful beaches and great diving spots. Given its isolated location it is not an over-developed beach spot, which for some people this is part of its charm. […]