Examining the wild coffee and tea styles of Southeast Asia…
Try Hiking Mount Rinjani in Flip-Flops
If you search online for Lombok (the island just east of Bali), beautiful pictures of the lake and crater of Mount Rinjani will be the first thing you see. After seeing those photos, I knew that is the thing we had to do when visiting Lombok.
Visiting Ubud Bali: if you only have 2 days
The island of Bali is the most well known of any in Indonesia. Maybe because of its rolling rice fields, or beautiful beaches, or tropical jungles, or vibrant culture. One whole lifetime wouldn’t be enough time to experience everything Bali has to offer.
Alcoholic Monkey Forest, Bali
Prior to even stepping foot into the Alcoholic Monkey Forest, an aggressive alpha male threw himself onto my back, and swung from one arm to the next in a desperate, alcohol induced attempt to steal my Bali Hai Lager for himself. Little did he know that I too am an […]
How to Stay on Budget in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Yogyakarta. Smack in the middle of Java. Why go backpacking through Central Java? Temples. Two beautiful temples, one Hindu, one Buddhist. It’s what brought us here.
Bukittinggi: a must visit in Indonesia (that isn’t Bali)
Extra extra! Read all about it! Bukittinggi is an under visited gem that’s overshadowed by its eastern sibling, Bali. Don’t be fooled, the mountains have just as much to offer as the islands.
The Volcano That Erupted Garbage
How to hike a beautiful volcano of garbage, with an amazing view…
Tidung Island: the city getaway
We woke up mega early at 5:30am to head down to Muara Angke Harbour. This will be our first island adventure! Just North of Jakarta are a series of island (pulau means island in Indonesian) referred to as the Thousand Islands. It’s a popular destination for a day or weekend […]
Jakarta, Indonesia: City of Hidden Surprises
Jakarta may seem like a city of all bustle and no play. But if give it a chance, you’ll find that even this city of 10 million has its charm.
Not Your Father’s Shadow Puppets…
During my years as an undergraduate at University of Guelph, I enrolled in a course entitled Theatre Cultures (THST 3540). In it we examined a really fascinating form of shadow puppet theatre called Wayang Kulit (translated literally as: puppets made from [buffalo] skin). This form of ancient puppetry originated in […]