Home to a back-breaking sulfur mining operation, the active Kawah Ijen Volcano in East Java was one of the highlights of our trip to Indonesia.
While we weren’t too impressed by tiny Gili Trawangan, we loved watching the gorgeous sunsets here every evening.
In Bali, we try the world’s most expensive coffee – kopi luwak – made from coffee beans that have been digested by an Indonesian civet cat and extracted from their poop.
Our final stops in Bali take us to the far north for Lovina’s famous dolphins and to the far East for Amed’s famous snorkeling and diving.
After a disappointing experience on neighboring Gili Trawangan, we head over to smaller, quieter Gili Air and find the island paradise we had been dreaming of…
We hit this popular “paradise island” during the peak season, but find it doesn’t quite live up to the hype…
We begin our Bali adventures in the party-capital, Kuta, before moving inland to the cultural and spiritual center, Ubud.
Following in the footsteps of primitive miners of sulfur from the volcanic Ijen Crater in East Java, Indonesia.
Our love affair with volcanoes took us to the very alive and active Bromo Volcano in Eastern Java. We arrived just before sunset and our guide took us to a panoramic lookout for beautiful views of the area, peppered with volcanoes. We could peer down into the old volcanic caldera, now a sandy flat pit, […]
Yogjakarta is the most popular tourist destination on the densely-populated island of Java. And for good reason. This small city is home to sites exemplifying Indonesia’s multicultural history, including Hindu and Buddhist temples, sultans’ palaces and playgrounds, and old colonial forts. We left the congestion, noise, and pollution of Jakarta behind, departing on an early […]