Pasir Timbul, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
05 Jul 2017

Pasir Timbul, Indonesia: One of the World’s Most Beautiful Sandbar Beaches

Way off the tourist trail in eastern Indonesia sits the province of West Papua, a magnet for divers, intrepid travellers and fledgling bloggers. I’m in the last group, having been invited by the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism to travel the country with dozens of other writers, photographers and social media

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05 Dec 2016

Two Days in Bali: A Stopover on the Island of the Gods

Your level of excitement about visiting Bali depends heavily on whether you’re a redneck Australian or middle-aged Julia Roberts fan looking for love. If you fall into those categories you’ll want to plan a longer trip, but for the rest of us, two days in Bali is probably enough. I’ve

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02 Dec 2016

Island Hopping in Raja Ampat: A Beach Paradise in Indonesia

A lot gets made of the fact that Indonesia is made up of over 17,000 islands. While a lot of those are probably just rocky outcrops poking their heads out of the ocean, there are a lot of island destinations to choose from. Raja Ampat, a group of small islands

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16 Nov 2016

Borobudur and Prambanan: Exploring the Best Ancient Temples in Indonesia

There are many facets which make up the perfect trip to Indonesia. You’ll want to visit some beaches, climb a volcano and get to know some of the many cultures which make up this fascinating country (or, like many Australians do, you could stick to the trashy beaches of Bali

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Backpacing in Indonesia - a view of the 17 islands marine park in Riung, Flores
30 May 2015

Backpacking in Indonesia: Costs, Tips and Places to See

With over 17,000 islands (I’m sure some of those are just rocks that disappear at low tide though) to choose from, planning a trip to Indonesia can be a daunting prospect. There’s no way to see it all on one trip, so if you’re thinking of going backpacking in Indonesia

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A komodo dragon on Komodo Island in Komodo National Park, Flores, Indonesia
30 Jul 2014

Komodo National Park: More Than Just Dragons!

Everyone has heard of the Komodo dragon – the largest lizard in the world and part time human eater who stalks the barren islands off Flores, Indonesia. There is far more to Komodo National Park than just dragons though, including a pink beach, some beautiful mountainous coastline and that calm

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Backpacing in Indonesia - a view of the 17 islands marine park in Riung, Flores
25 Jul 2014

Exploring the 17 Islands Marine Park in Riung, Flores

The 17 Islands Marine Park in Riung would be really popular if it wasn’t so hard to get to, which means if you brave the terrible roads and overcrowded buses you’ll have an array of island paradises that are begging to be explored. I learnt, after a quick search online, that

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The blue lake on Mt Kelimutu, Flores, Indonesia
19 Jul 2014

The Colourful Crater Lakes of Kelimutu, Indonesia: Jon Vs the Volcano

After reading the title of this post you might be thinking that climbing Kelimutu was a really difficult and harrowing experience. That couldn’t be further from the truth, although waking up at 4 a.m is always a little traumatic for me. Getting to the crater lakes of Kelimutu requires a

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