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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 prednisone 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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Things I avoided in Bangkok and Why You should too

Things I avoided in Bangkok and Why You should too

Thailand is home to picturesque beaches and ornate temples. As beautiful as it may sound, Thailand comes with its own share nizagara of shady corners. The place is swarming with touts, corrupt police officials and taxi drivers especially in the bustling city of Bangkok. Visiting Thailand is a rite of passage for travelers and no trip to Thailand is complete without a night in Bangkok. There were a few things that I avoided in Bangkok during my first trip and you should…

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