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Eat, Pray, Love and Escape in Ubud Bali

Overview Follow in the footsteps of Elizabeth Gillbert and journey to Ubud where just like her you can experience this place of wonder and beauty. Elizabeth Gilbert’s best selling memoir Eat Pray Love tells the story of her experience over one year living in Italy, India and Indonesia – in search of an inner balance and spiritual fulfilment in life. And where better to sea ...

Denpasar: Heroic capital of Bali Bali

Overview Although it may not be as popular as the vibrant tourist’s compound of Kuta and Legian or the thrilling waves of the island’s south coast among tourists, Denpasar, the capital city of the Island-Province of Bali holds its own charm as a place where modernity and Balinese distinct culture blend flawlessly as a whole. The city also acts as the major hub that connects the m ...

Adventure on Moyo Island West Nusa Tenggara

Overview For lovers of nature and the underwater world, three kilometers off the North coast of Sumbawa lies Moyo Island, a pristine environment with rugged coastlines and a grassy savannah home to all sorts of wildlife. Moyo island has become more famous with the visit or Princess Diana of England who sought refuge on this island from the paparazzi.The main attraction of this island lies beneath th ...

Trekking to Mt. Rinjani’s Mystifying Danau Segara Anak West Nusa Tenggara

Overview Danau Segara Anak is a volcanic lake formed in the caldera of Mount Rinjani on over 2,000 meters above sea level. The lake spans across an area of 11 square kilometers, and reaches depths up to 230 meters. Danau Segara Anak is located on the west side of Mount Rinjani in the village of Lawang Sembalun in Lombok, East Indonesia. The mystifyingly blue colour of the lake gives Sega ...

Dompu, charming town on the road to Mt. Tambora or Lakey Beach Surf West Nusa Tenggara

Overview Not many have heard of the town of Dompu on Sumbawa.  But for avid mountain climbers Dompu is a small attractive town on the trek leading up north to Mt. Tambora, the supervolcano on Sumbawa, whose mega explosion on 11 April 1815 caused the “Year without Summer” in far away Europe the following year.  For surfers, the town of Dompu lies on the road to some unbelievable l ...

Traditional Village of Compang Ruteng East Nusa Tenggara

Overview A compang is a stone altar usually found in the yards of traditional homes of the Manggarai community.  The Compang is the center of traditional ceremonies, among which is  the penti, a ceremony to thank God for a bountiful harvest.  Water buffalos and cows are tied to this Compang to be subsequently sacrificed. The Compang Ruteng is located in the center of the Ruteng Pu’u ...

The Traditional Whale Hunt of Lamalera on Flores East Nusa Tenggara

Overview Around the world, the village of Lamalera on the island of Lembata  on Flores is known as the home of traditional whale hunting. Portuguese documents dating back to 1643 already mention that these heroic hunts were sighted then. In Lamalera, villagers hunt large sea animals, like whales, manta rays and sometimes dolphins to provide food and a living for ...

Ruteng, Capital of Manggarai, hub to fascinating Flores attractions East Nusa Tenggara

Overview Ruteng, capital of the district of Manggarai, in the western part of the island of Flores, is a pleasant, busy town backed by a range of mountains. Located some 1,200 meters above sea level the air is cool. Surrounding the town are green rice fields that provide the staple for the population on this predominantly dry island. Coffee grown around here is also most invigorating. Ruteng is some 4 ho ...

The Traditional Village of Wae Rebo on the island of Flores East Nusa Tenggara

Overview The traditional village of Wae Rebo in the district of Manggarai on the island of Flores, East Nusa tenggara, has recently received the Top Award of Excellence from UNESCO in the 2012 UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Awards, announced in Bangkok on 27 August 2012. This small and isolated village was recognized for its rebuilding of the traditional Mbaru Niang traditional house based on t ...