Indonesia

Borobudur beyond the temple: Java’s friendliest village

2017-11-14T01:31:37+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Indonesia, Java|

Borobudur straddles two worlds. On the one hand, it’s home to Indonesia’s most famous temple -- which is also the country’s most-visited tourist attraction. On the other hand, it’s a quiet, off-the-beaten-path village where you can feel like the only tourist who’s ever passed through. Borobodur Temple was my single biggest reason for visiting [...]

LIFE IN A LITTLE VILLAGE CALLED UBUD

2017-10-07T23:54:56+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Asia, Bali, Destinations, Indonesia, Ubud|

Right in the center of Bali lies a small village called ‘Ubud’. It is a place well known for its rice fields and its Indonesian experience. You will however find that Ubud will surprise you just as it surprised us. We went there expecting a small quiet village but we found a bustling city. Yes! [...]

FIRE DANCE AND TRANCE: THE KECAK STYLE

2017-10-07T23:54:56+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Asia, Bali, Destinations, Indonesia, Ubud|

Three short days were not enough to do justice to Ubud. Palaces remained unseen and a number of places remained unvisited. Our third day ended with us being excruciatingly tired. We were making our way to Suparsa’s guesthouse when we stumbled across some people who were selling tickets for a fire dance that was to [...]