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Rock cut Balinese temple of Gunung Kawi
Gunung Kawi is an 11th-century temple and funerary complex in Tampaksiring north east of Ubud in Bali, Indonesia., that is spread across either side of the Pakerisan river.
Sacred healing springs of Tirta Empul Temple
After our terrifying motorbike experience in south of Bali, Olivier and I are now a little bit shaken up to hire another motorbike for our next gallivanting. Of course, there are other options such as joining group tours or hiring a car for the day but gosh, our wallets will then have the nightmares! Luckily, our…
Mindless ramblings and misadventures in South of Bali
As much as we find it irresistible to laze around in our gorgeous private pool villa, there’s a whole lot of Balinese charms waiting for us to be explored. Normally, I would do a substantial amount of research to maximize our trip but this time, I decided to get ‘lazy’ and leave out most things to…
Serene privacy at Kuta Lagoon Resort
After months of contemplating, Olivier and I has finally decided to visit Bali as our first holiday destination as a married couple. People have been raving about Bali ever since I can remember so like the saying goes… It’s better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times. So, Bali it is! 🙂
Island hopping and snorkeling tour in Fam Islands
These islands are the very definition of paradise. Located about 1.5 hours boat ride from our homestay in Kri Island, Fam Islands has some of the most beautiful coral gardens and walls in Raja Ampat, combined with stunning viewpoints on land.
The ultimate guide for budget travelers to Raja Ampat
Probably, most of you have not heard of Raja Ampat until now. Understandable. To be honest, I have not heard of it myself until my fiancé spoke about it last year. In all fairness, it is so remote that it is largely unknown to foreign tourists, which I consider a good thing.
Fascinating facts about Raja Ampat homestays
Raja Ampat homestays are not exactly homestays. You won’t be sharing a family’s home if you stay at one. You will however, be the guests of a Papuan family, staying on family owned land in what was once the only type of housing built in the islands.
How to get to Raja Ampat
There are three options available for adventurous budget travellers looking to explore Raja Ampat. In no particular order, these are; organising everything yourself, joining a group tour or renting a cheap bungalow by the beach for a week. Whichever option you choose, you will need to get to Raja Ampat and there is only one…
What it was like to dive with a giant Oceanic Manta Ray
Due to the strong current and low visibility, we had to do a negative entry (i.e. descend rapidly head first) to the dive site. I was in a lot of pressure because if I f*ck up the entry, I will be drifted away and will miss the dive. I am new diver and the condition…