Driving a motorbike. Bali Road Etiquette

The first thing you will notice on arrival in Bali will probably be a huge amount of Scooters passing you. I am used to driving a car, and I don’t want to get knocked off a scooter, but there is something so amazing about driving this little machine. Driving a scooter is simply the best way to…

Magical, Komaneka at Bisma, Bali

Komaneka at Bisma is part of Komaneka Resorts in Ubud, and a collection of boutique hotels. We stayed 3 nights at Komaneka at Bisma, as our first accommodation in Bali. I’d stayed in Ubud (although not at Komaneka, which wasn’t around at the time) about 3 years ago, and I have to say it’s become much, much busier and more…

Top Things to Do in Bali

Bali is the dream destination for many. Its rich and diverse island with unique blend of things to do. There’s a diversity of experiences, whether that’s shopping, surfing, serenity-seeking, exploring or indulging. Bali is great value for money where affordable flights and accommodation packages are available. Here are all the reasons to keep Bali on your Bucket…

Gili Islands, Indonesia

Gili Islands The Gili Islands are a group of 3 tiny islands – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air located just of northwest tip of Lombok Island. the Gilis became popular and felt like a backpacker mecca in the 1980s and 1990s. Three Gilis are famous for the ultimate remote island experience. This is…

Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

Indonesia is an absolutely massive country, and I was only able to spend there one full month during my three-months Backpacking Trip. I still think I could be happy with even more time.  I only had few days at the biggest Island of Java. I wanted to take careful thought with my itinerary. Of all the…

Ibis Styles, Yogyakarta

Ibis Styles is a very colorful concept hotel with modern decor. All the services and amenities you expect from more basic Accor Hotels are there to enjoy. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including bar/pub, safety deposit boxes, 24hr room service, restaurant, room service, spa. Overall it’s a nice and pleasant…

The Phoenix Hotel, Yogyakarta

After staying only in a lot of Hostels, during my Backpacking trip around Southeast Asia, I didn’t know what to expect of Phoenix hotel except that according to reviews it was ranked #2 among all Yogyakarta hotels. I needed a break from noisy backpackers and picked this accommodation for my stay in the city. This amazing hotel…