I have created this guide on how to get from Jakarta to Bali because I've had a number of questions about that particular route recently, such as this email I got from Gracie Umali: "Hi Slice! My friend and i decided to go to Indonesia next year (May 29-June 4, 2013). What are some of the tourist spots that you can recommend to us. We're both girls by the way. We are going to try this time to be backpackers. Our plane will stop in Jakarta then … [Read more...]
This section has all my blog entries and backpacker tips for Bali, Indonesia. I have been backpacking in Bali four times now, and have enjoyed it each time, although it can get full-on sometimes!
Since I've visited this crowd-pleasing Indonesian island four times, and written a popular guide to help backpackers enjoy Bali on a budget, I often get messages asking me for advice on some of the best things to do in Bali. I have decided to put together this short guide with some of the highlights of Bali, so I can direct people who are wondering what to do in Bali to this page. Bali is a large island and there's a lot to do, depending on your … [Read more...]
Bali is a great place to go for all different types of travelers, I've been there four times on my backpacking trips through Southeast Asia. The island is also a great holiday destination for a shorter trip, and the main beauty of it is the trip can be tailored to your budget, there's plenty of places to stay and things to do for luxury and shoestring-budget travelers alike. Here's an overview of each of my trips to Bali, where I stayed, the activities … [Read more...]
Unless you're backpacking slowly overland across the entire Indonesian archipelago, Komodo Island is one of those 'out of the way' places for most backpackers. Lying far away east from the major Indonesian tourist zones of Bali, Lombok and the Gili Islands, the Komodo Dragons are the biggest draw to the area. Let's look at this from a regular backpackers perspective, your starting point for a trip to Komodo will probably be in one of the main tourist … [Read more...]
Bali is a place where a lot of South East Asia backpackers find themselves for a number of different reasons. Maybe you will be stopping off for some R&R whist making your way around Indonesia, learning to surf or just plain beach bum partying - I have ended up there three times on my travels and those were my reasons! Whatever your intentions for being in Bali, you will need to learn how to get the most out of your daily backpacker budget, … [Read more...]
I have to say that the best Birthday I have ever had was in Bali, Indonesia! I was celebrating my 27th Birthday with my Canadian friend Andrea from Vancouver Island, who I met whilst travelling across Java. We met in Yogyakarta, visited Mt. Bromo and the Tengger Caldera then made our way overland to Bali. We were neighbours in the Sari Bali Guesthouse Hotel down Poppies Lane 2 in Kuta, a great little place with double rooms with fan for 60,000 … [Read more...]