Category: Travel

Why Everyone Should Visit Lombok

A Chat with Evan Burns, General Manager of Living Asia Resort and Spa Lombok Can you tell us about your background? When and why did you move to Indonesia? Since I was a...

Your Next Trip: Flores

The island of Flores, home of the extraordinary Komodo National Park, has much to offer and is worth taking some time to explore. It is situated in the East Nusa...

Tips for Travelling with a Young Family

I do not enjoy travelling with my kids. Sometimes the vacation is worth the pain and suffering we go through to get to the destination, and sometimes it’s not. It has...

VESPA ACROSS INDONESIA PART II: Nusa Tenggara, Travelling at the Speed of Whim

Living in board shorts, riding from swimming hole to swimming hole and leaning into the next curve. This is freedom, this is touring Indonesia by Vespa. The first part...

Sumenep – Madura’s Most Interesting Town

Sumenep is a town I love. Having visited it frequently for nearly 30 years, I can say it has changed little, retaining its quaint charm. Ever-aware that anything can be...

Top Ten Schengen Countries Receiving the Most Short-stay Visa Applications in 2017

For yet another year, France tops the table for having received more applications for short-term visas than any other Schengen country, according to the Schengen Visa...

Hotel Majapahit, Surabaya

Hotel Majapahit is a majestic hotel located in the heart of Surabaya which has witnessed first-hand the changing history of Indonesia, from Dutch colonisation, through...

The Fight for Benoa Bay

Over the past four years the people of Bali have been fighting a bitter struggle against the reclamation of Benoa Bay. The group Bali Tolak Reklamasi (Bali Rejects...

Exploring Sungai Kapuas

Indonesia’s longest river, the Kapuas in Kalimantan, begins in the foothills of the Muller Mountain Range, snakes for 1,143km, and then flows west into the South China...

Interesting Landmarks in Madura

You’ve ventured to the historical city of Surabaya. Are you confused about where to go? Well, we have an excellent suggestion for you. Madura is a great destination to...

A Traditional Japanese Bathhouse in East Java

Batu, a small mountain side town located close to Malang city, is known to locals for its excellent attractions. From zoos to numerous fun educational parks, this town...

The History of Mapping Australia

The mapping of Australia holds a special place in the history of cartography, as both the search for the mythical Terra Australis or South Land, and the subsequent...

Sun, Sea and Sand in Sawarna

Sawarna is a hidden gem situated on the south-west coast of Java in Banten Province. Much less popular than its better-known neighbours Pelabuhan Ratu and Anyer, it...

Lalalaway, The Last and Only Place to Look for the Best Hotel Prices

While there are many online travel agents (OTA) offering deals for luxury hotels in Indonesia, customers are often disappointed or, in many cases, misled. The fine print...