Tips for Guests, Tourism

Don’t Travel to Indonesia

21 Jun , 2016   Gallery

Saonek, Raja Ampat, Papua

Don’t travel to Indonesia. Here’s why: 1. It’s not worth your money Sure. The cost of living in Jakarta is only 100-300% cheaper than New York, Paris and Sydney. But still, Jakarta prices are 30%-100% higher than almost all travel-worthy cities in Indonesia combined. Travel-wise, it’s 30 days worth of saving your money and get […]

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Indonesia Travel Market in 2025

30 May , 2016  

Indonesia travel market will grow at 18% per year (CAGR/compounding growth rate) until 2025. From $5 billion in 2015,  it will be worth $24.5 billion by 2025, consolidating its dominance in South East Asia, as confirmed by Tnooz. That’s one thing Google and Temasek revealed in their joint-forecast on South East Asia economy published on […]

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Tips for Travellers

Sumbawa Most Instagrammable Landscapes

23 May , 2016  


While travelling in Indonesia you already visited Bali and Lombok and now you feel like spending a couple of days on a wilder island. Then Sumbawa is your next destination! This is a selection of the best pictures you can find for #sumbawa on Instagram. Open you eyes and get your backpack ready! Sumbawa Beach in […]

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Wonderful Indonesia

20 May , 2016  

Weekuri Lake, Sumba, indonesia

Indonesia is wonderful and it isn’t just Bali. It’s more. Much more. Spanned east to west three-time-zones-wide, there’s a lot of places to see and visit; cultures and hospitality to enjoy; and, among those, places where your urge to stay is a lil’ bit stronger: a place to fall in love with. “To travel is […]

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Tips for Travellers, Tourism

Surf Trip To Bali, 8 Tips To Get Ready

12 May , 2016  


How about a surf trip to Bali? When talking about « the Island of the Gods » we all think : warm water, big waves,  epic parties, breathtaking landscapes… But before heading the surf Mecca, here are some tips to prepare your first visit to Bali. Free tourist visa The visa regulation in Bali is constantly evolving. Better consult […]

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Indonesia Culture, Tips for Guests, Tourism

Nyepi Day: What to do in Bali

26 Feb , 2016  

Nyepi, On the Sky

Nyepi is the most sacred day of the year for Bali-Hindunese. It marks the Balinese New Year. Roll the old and rock the new…Nyepi 2016 falls on Wednesday, March 9. Unlike other cultures where New Year is often marked with festivities, Nyepi is celebrated in utter silence and darkness. But yes…not before a helluva organized […]


Bali From Above

1 Feb , 2016   Video

Bali is beautiful. No doubt about that. Its beauty has been distilled into people’s memory and postcards since Walter Spies’ days. But even those who’ve visited Bali and fall in love with it couldn’t fully grasp to what extent that beauty goes. Sometimes, to find that out, what you need to do is to set […]


Lifestyle, Tips for Guests, Tourism

Post-Tourism: A Road Less Travelled By

4 Jan , 2016  

Post-tourism: Road Less Travelled

Post-tourism is what the the mobile age brings to the travelling world. It’s a by-product of technology rather than tourism industry. Like everything else, travel and tourism industry is simply adapting and reshaping itself as the world shrinks to the size of a smartphone screen. Post-tourism was impossible 20 years ago. The story of people […]

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Going to Nusa Lembongan

20 Nov , 2015  


One day in 2009, I had a meeting with one British fellow. We talked over a cup of delicious coffee at Bali Deli in Seminyak. I was a freelance property agent back then, and this guy wanted me to sell his piece of land located in Nusa Lembongan. That’s the first time the island caught […]

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Tips for Guests, Tourism

Books You Should Read When Traveling

9 Nov , 2015  

Book and Traveling

When I first arrived in Bali, some 8 years ago, I had with me an old copy of James Clavell’s Shogun. It was my only book during my one month stay here with my then girlfriend. I would read it anytime she and I weren’t strolling around Legian and Kuta (I know, I know, we […]