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Fall in Love with Indonesia

Fall in Love with Indonesia

Indonesia is known for its natural beauty and a stunning landscape that ranges from active volcanoes to beaches. Let us not even talk about the tiny islands left to be explored in this region. During my 2 weeks stay there, I was able to see just a fraction of what this country really has to offer. So I decided to round up a few travel bloggers who have been to Indonesia and their pictures clearly showcases the beauty of this…

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Mt Batur Sunrise Trek – Things to keep in mind

Mt Batur Sunrise Trek – Things to keep in mind

Sometimes the view from the top of a mountain can become so addictive that trekking one volcano is not enough. After returning back from Mt Agung, I signed up for the Mt Batur trek. got myself a 4 hr shuteye and was ready for yet another trek. Well this time I was prepared and had an idea of what to expect while climbing a mountain. But Mt Batur is a baby volcano compared to Mt Agung. This 1700m active stratovolcano…

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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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