Self-Guided Ijen Tour

Anyone visiting the eastern end of Java will no doubt be planning a trip to the stunning Ijen plateau. The regular itinerary involves a midnight hike to the crater edge, followed by a stop inside the crater to marvel at the blue flames of the sulphur mine before finishing off with a spectacular sunrise overlooking... Continue Reading →

Amed (North Bali)

Returning to Bali felt a bit like coming home. There was an almost instant feeling of comfort when we stepped off the speed boat onto the coarse black sand of Amed beach. This little town on the north-east coast turned out to be the perfect fit for us. With tarmac roads only arriving in 2007,... Continue Reading →

Recovering on Gili Air

Pinch and zoom on the Map to the North West of Lombok and you'll find three tiny drops of land known as the Gili Islands. These minuscule paradise islands, each offering a slightly different atmosphere, are the de facto destination for anyone wanting to recover post Rinjani. We selected Gili Air, the middle ground by... Continue Reading →

Lombok, I Love You

In light of the devastating earthquakes that hit Lombok at the start of the month, we are beginning this post by appealing to our readers' generosity. For anyone that is unaware of the situation, the island is still in a state of emergency, with many thousands of residents displaced and emergency services working tirelessly to... Continue Reading →

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