Mt Agung Sunrise Trek – Things to Keep in mind

Mt Agung Sunrise Trek – Things to Keep in mind

First things first, this is not an easy trek at all. If you are looking for an easy trek in your shorts and flip flops, Mt Agung is probably not a good choice. This is one badass mountain which requires 6-7 hrs of trekking through forests and lava rocks to reach the summit. This 3000m giant stratovolcano is the highest point in Bali and 5th highest in the whole of Indonesia. Mt Agung is also home to the Pura Besakih,…

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Where and What to eat in Jakarta

Where and What to eat in Jakarta

Like any other SE Asian city, Jakarta has its own repository of tasty offerings. After trying the best of street food in Bangkok I did look for similar outlets in Jakarta, but to be frank I would not recommend trying out the food from street stalls here as the hygiene standards are worse than in Bangkok. To save myself from the Traveler’s tummy, I went on to explore the pricey options in Jakarta and glad that I found few restaurants…

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Jakarta – A City of Contrasts

Jakarta – A City of Contrasts

Chaotic, crowded and polluted. Known for its heavy traffic and high level of pollution, Jakarta doesn’t sound like a typical holiday destination. And yet here I was, in my BlueBird Taxi, making my way from the airport to the heart of the city. Sitting through multiple traffic snarls, I still wondered why I chose to start my trip here. What does the city have in store for me. I have never heard a lot about Jakarta as nobody really spends…

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Quirky Table Manners from around the World

Quirky Table Manners from around the World

They say eat and drink like a local while traveling. Sometimes it is the best way to blend in and to get the local authentic feel of a place. At the same time, dining abroad with locals can be like finding your way through a minefield. You never know where you should slurp and where you should not. I have compiled a list of such table manners you should keep an eye on while traveling. Not sure how many of…

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How a Stray Pup from India became a Traveler, All thanks to Humanity

How a Stray Pup from India became a Traveler, All thanks to Humanity

Meet ‘Chapati’, a 7-month old cute pup who is having the time of her life traveling around Asia with her new found family. Well the first month of her life was not all about waking up to beautiful sunrises. It was just like any other stray dog in India, sick, hungry and abandoned to fend for themselves. At the same time, somewhere in Ukraine, a couple quit their jobs and took off for their trip around Asia. Little did Kristina…

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