May 06 2012

Peekaboo Bali

Published by under Kids

Call me mother of the year but when I go to an indoor play area in Bali, I’m hoping for three things: good coffee, decent air-con, and five minutes’ peace. At still relatively new Peekaboo in Sanur, aimed at kids under nine, I mostly get all three — Mr 3 still wants me to play … read the full post

May 04 2012

Java’s Karimunjawa Islands

Published by under Java

Think of your ideal tropical paradise. Once you have that in mind, if it includes white-sand beaches fringed by palm trees, turquoise water so bright it stings your eyes, warm weather all year round, hardly any tourists and just enough decent accommodation to ensure you don’t have to pitch a tent then the islands of Karimunjawa are … read the full post

Apr 26 2012

Review: Warung Organic, Sidemen

Published by under Food,Sidemen

We spent last weekend with friends at Life in Amed, in one of our favourite houses in Bali and decided to take a scenic route home via Sidemen (home to another of our favourite places to stay in Bali). A friend had mentioned stumbling upon Warung Organic on a similar trip, so we kept an … read the full post

Apr 23 2012

Travelling by ojek in Indonesia

Published by under Java

We’ve recently covered a variety of different transport options across Indonesia including minibus (angkot) and train — here we focus on one of the most efficient forms, the motorcycle taxi which is known in Indonesia as the ojek. Like many other places in the world, the motorcycle taxi in Indonesia is an important part of … read the full post

Apr 21 2012

Where is Bali’s best babi guling? Part 3

Published by under Food

Setting an alarm for 2:00 — yes, in the morning — in order to meet up with someone you’ve met online, in a bid to hunt down Bali’s best babi guling: if I do say so myself, that’s dedication, dear readers. And it turns out that sometimes the people you meet online are quite normal, … read the full post

Apr 18 2012

Bali eats: Green Ginger Noodle House

Published by under Canggu,Food

Quite a few little cafes are starting to pop up in the Canggu area around the expat-popular Canggu Club, but all-vegetarian Green Ginger Noodle House, which has been open for quite a while now and is cute beyond cute, is worth seeking out for something a bit different if you’re staying in the area (somewhere … read the full post

Apr 06 2012

Gunung Bromo accommodation

Published by under Java

When travelling in Indonesia away from the tourist mecca of Bali, accommodation options can sometimes feel antiquated and sub-standard. But surely when travelling to one of the country’s best tourist attractions, things get better and cater for all tastes? Let’s just say that the Gunung Bromo area is best known for its stunning vistas and … read the full post

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 that 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

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