Category: Travel

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...

Baguettes and Rice

Throughout my twenty years of teaching EFL in Indonesia, we – that is my noble fellow teachers and myself – tended to regard Cambodia as below us in terms of...

Surabaya: A Journey Through Time

Have you ever wondered why Surabaya is nicknamed the City of Heroes? Well, here are two historical places in the city which were built to commemorate the struggles of...

Success in the Sky: The KLM Story (Part One)

The letters most commonly associated with the history of Dutch aviation are “K.L.M.,” which stand for Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (“Royal Dutch Airlines”...

A Vespa Trip Across Indonesia

Ever had a crazy notion to ride a Vespa across Indonesia? Well, for years I’ve had this idea stewing in the back of my mind.  Pouring over the maps and talking with...

Ten Stunning New Holiday Alternatives to Bali

In 2017 Indonesian President Joko Widodo ordered further development of ten alternative tourism destinations dubbed “The New Balis”. Currently Indonesia ranks 47th...

England’s Got Talent Too

While my friend Sean and I were touring northern France and Belgium in my Datsun 260Z, we found ourselves, for no particular reason, in the Belgian city of Ghent. I...

Emirates to Launch First Year-Round Direct Flight Between Auckland and Bali

Starting June 14, 2018, Emirates will have a new daily service from Dubai to Auckland via the island of Bali, Indonesia. The new Dubai-Bali-Auckland flight will provide...

Bena and Tololela – Preserving tradition in Flores

Flores Island in East Nusa Tenggara Province is a combination of sea and forested mountains with meandering highways cutting the island from west to east, and is home to...

The Betawi – A Look at the History, Culture and Cuisine

Nowadays Kemang is a favourite residential area of foreigners, and a trendy hangout hotspot with a wide range of restaurants, bars and cafés. Not so long ago it was a...

SAY “I DO” TO ROMANCE AT MENJANGAN DYNASTY RESORT

Planning a dream wedding? Looking for an astonishing place to celebrate your newly-wedded bliss? Hoping to escape for a romantic, close-to-nature getaway, combined with...

Philippines Government Wants its Overseas Workers to “Bring Home a Friend”

Filipinos working overseas are being encouraged to help boost the number of foreigners visiting the Philippines. The “Bring Home a Friend” program offers...

Romancing the Stone

When I arrived at the Hotel Tugu in Blitar, a three-hour drive from Malang, I felt like I was taking a journey back in time. The pages of history opened before me as I...

Humanitarian Who Swam For Indonesia

Monte Few foreign athletes have devoted themselves to humanitarian and environmental causes in Indonesia as much as Montgomery Monfore, an American world record ocean...