Apr 16 2014

A quick jaunt across Komodo and Flores

Published by under Flores

This is the way to Komodo.

School holidays delivered a nice little break to Travelfish and we returned to one of our favourite destinations in Indonesia, Komodo National Park and Flores. We kicked off with a lazy week on Kanawa Island which lies just outside Komodo National Park and then did a quick run across the mainland from Labuan Bajo, through … read the full post

Feb 12 2014

How to make the most of the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2014

Published by under Events

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The Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2014 is on October 1 to 5 — and it’s never too soon to get planning. Here are our suggestions for getting the most out of the festival, which can be a very intense, fast moving four days and nights of panels, events and fun. First up — try … read the full post

Dec 28 2013

Wet season in Bali

Published by under Practicalities

Nusa Cenningan: Margarita scenes.

Travelling during the monsoon in Bali has its challenges but also advantages. While it may occasionally rain for days on end, other days will be clear and sunny with a welcome downpour during the late afternoon cooling down temperatures and washing the air of dust, creating stunning sunsets and sunrises. Water holds a special place … read the full post

Dec 17 2013

Great Bali family getaways

Published by under Accommodation

A room with a view in Ubud.

While five-star hotels offer easy buffets and kids’ clubs, Bali offers great getaways that may take a bit more effort to arrange but perhaps make a more memorable stay. And with a family in tow, it’s all about making memories, right? Bali’s east offers gorgeous scenery and is easily reached now a major coastal road … read the full post

Nov 10 2013

Why go to the Togean Islands?

Published by under Sulawesi

Taxi!

Why would you spend a not inconsiderable amount of time trekking over land and water to visit Sulawesi’s Togean Islands? The archipelago in the southeast region of the Tomini Sea is not the easiest place to get to… but a few compelling reasons may make you want to take the Indonesian travel plunge and exert … read the full post

Nov 04 2013

The seaweed farms of Nusa Ceningan

Published by under Nusa Ceningan

Seaweed sunset.

While it’s easy to think of Nusa Lembongan and the nearby islands of Ceningan and Penida as tourist hotspots, seaweed farming rather than tourist farming remains the mainstay here and forms the cornerstone of the economies of all three islands. Seaweed farming? Yup — the locals farm the stuff and you’d probably be surprised at … read the full post

Oct 28 2013

Nusa Ceningan in photos

Published by under Nusa Ceningan

Just relax.

Nusa Ceningan is a sliver of an island wedged between better known Nusa Lembongan and far larger Nusa Penida, both of which lie off the east coast of Bali. Traditionally Ceningan was a favourite for surfers keen on the not-so-secret Secrets surf break, but over the last couple of years a range of places to … read the full post

Oct 17 2013

Two days on Nusa Lembongan

Published by under Nusa Lembongan

Almost relaxing.

If you’re a keen island hopper, visiting Bali simply isn’t going to be enough once you spot those vast looming cliffs off the east coast in the distance. Now those actually belong to Nusa Penida, a rugged, desolate, stunning island in its own right; next door though is the slightly more easily accessible Nusa Lembongan. … read the full post

Oct 07 2013

Our favourite beaches and islands in Indonesia

Published by under Java

Our Bali favourite: Balangan Beach

We spend a lot of time “researching” beaches and islands. Not just in Indonesia of course — we recently bagged our 30th Thai island (and another dozen beaches), for instance — but when it comes to beaches, Indonesia is often difficult to beat. We still have a lot of ground to cover (Hello Sumatra, Sumbawa … read the full post

Sep 30 2013

Seminyak’s best restaurants

Published by under Food

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Bali’s Seminyak is becoming more popular than ever for quick traveller getaways, whether coming from Australia for a week-long eat and shop trip or from Singapore for a weekend break from the city. We’ve covered some of Seminyak’s cheap restaurants, but here are some of our faves for when you want to enjoy a bit of … read the full post

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