Category: Indonesia

Lombok: The Secret Paradise

I often ask people “where is the best place you’ve ever travelled to?”, and there’s one answer that always makes me cringe, Bali. I can’t help but feel that a lot of people choose Bali as its the only exotic place they’ve ever travelled to. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice enough place, amazing people, beautiful…

By TravellingWelshman 28 September 2020 0

Indonesia – Top 10 Highlights

Indonesia is the most underestimated country found in the ever-popular backpackers paradise of South East Asia. The enormous array of activities and spine tingling moments are limitless and scattered throughout its multiple islands of varying personalities.   Over 2 months, many unbelievable moments were spent between 5 islands. It was difficult to cut the list…

By TravellingWelshman 22 November 2017 0

Jakarta

The bus slowly rolled through the hills towards Jakarta from Cianjur, where it had reached night as I was dropped off on the outskirts of the capital. Jakarta would be my last stop, an enormous capital; population 40 million. I already have a strong bias against metropolitan cities, which wasn’t changed much here. I took…

By TravellingWelshman 18 October 2017 0

Java (Part 3)

This would be my second and last time volunteering on my travels through Java. Although both when applying looked very similar; both being English schools, the difference was staggering. My trip began from Klaten as Ms. Dee bid me farewell and I boarded the bus which would take me to Cianjur. [mappress mapid=”7″] Yet again,…

By TravellingWelshman 12 October 2017 0

Java (Part 2)

In this part of my story I would be undergoing my first try at volunteering, living life with locals in the Indonesian countryside. My initial reasons for volunteering were admittedly selfish, charmed by the notion of free accommodation. However, I also KNEW I’d have an experience which was completely unique, opening doors otherwise locked. [mappress…

By TravellingWelshman 8 October 2017 0

Java (Part 1)

  Java would be completely different to the rest of my trip. Rather than being strictly a backpacking trip, it would be spent volunteering. An entire month was spent on the island volunteering across the country, exceeding all expectations.   I happily left Kuta arriving at Ubung bus station in my bargain Uber. My plan?…

By TravellingWelshman 2 October 2017 0

Bali (Part 2)

Next target, Bali…but I found myself heading back to Lombok. The damn ticket I’d bought needed me to go back to Lombok to the café I bought it from. That’s where I sat, soaking wet boots from the boat exit, waiting for someone to turn up. Eventually I was shuffled onto a mini-bus, no information…

By TravellingWelshman 27 September 2017 0

Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan, the tropical island with a split personality. On the one hand, it’s a stunning peaceful paradise surrounded by gorgeous oceans filled with life including turtles. On the other hand, it is the mecca for sin away from the strict hand of the Indonesian government.   This trip began straight from the hotel on…

By TravellingWelshman 19 September 2017 0

Lombok

When I’ve been asked “where’s your favourite place in Indonesia?”, without thinking, I reply “Lombok”. This is where I first fell in love with the REAL Indonesia. Not the tourist pandering streets of Bali. However, I didn’t get off to the best of starts. [mappress mapid=”5″]   Day 1   After a 6 hour lay-over…

By TravellingWelshman 12 September 2017 0

Labuan Bajo

^ A re-cap of my 2-day tour of Komodo Island ^   When I told people I’d be visiting Labuan Bajo, I got the same reaction: “Where?”. I’d never heard of it either. I had only one reason to travel to this unknown location in far East Indonesia; to see a Komodo dragon. Labuan Bajo…

By TravellingWelshman 7 September 2017 0