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A weekend in Amed, Bali

As we had two weeks in Ubud and a motorbike, we decided to take a weekend to explore other parts of Bali. So we headed off to Amed, a stretch of coast in East Bali, incorporating seven villages. The drive from Ubud is a fairly boring slog along main roads until the last hour… Read more of "A weekend in Amed, Bali"

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Indonesian food

I hate to admit it, but we weren't as adventurous with Indonesian food as we should have been. By the time we got to Indonesia we were missing food from home and craving salads after weeks of fried foods in Malaysia, so we gravitated more towards Western restaurants. But here are… Read more of "Indonesian food"

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Climbing Mount Bromo

Getting to Cemoro Lawang, the town closest to Mount Bromo, was the worst. The main reason for this is having to pass through Probolinggo, a town where pretty much everyone is trying to scam you. The best advice I can give about this journey is not to do it, just go with a tour or… Read more of "Climbing Mount Bromo"

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Java's cities

Route planning becomes a little tedious when you're travelling. You want to enjoy the place you're in rather than reading the guidebook for your next destination. So we didn't spend that much time planning our route through Java, we had a couple of key places we wanted to visit… Read more of "Java's cities"