Archive for March, 2012

Mar 22 2012

Bandung’s Tangkuban Parahu

Published by under Java

Volcanoes. They’re the stuff of myth, legend and disaster — Indonesia has volcanoes in spades accompanied by stories born out of tragedies┬áthat occur around them from time to time. Tangkuban Parahu, the active volcano close to the city of Bandung, has a cute story behind its name related to its shape rather than its deadly … read the full post

Mar 05 2012

Travelling by minibus (angkot) in Indonesia

Published by under Java

When travelling throughout Indonesia, visitors can choose from an array of different forms of transport such as bus, train, ferry, becak, minibus and ojek. Of all the forms of transport in Indonesia, minibus, otherwise known as angkot, seems to be one of the least frequently used by foreign visitors to the country — which is … read the full post

Mar 02 2012

Seminyak’s Mano

Published by under Food,Seminyak

I’ll be honest with you: the first time Mr Travelfish and I arrived in Bali on a weekend trip from Jakarta we were exceedingly underwhelmed by the beach along Seminyak, which was strewn with debris and not quite the colour of tropical beaches in the brochures. Sure, it’s volcanic sand, not dirt, but still… And … read the full post