The 4th island that we chose to explore in Indonesia was Lombok. This island is blessed with white sand beaches, good surf spots, a lot of nature with forests, waterfalls, hiking trails through rice fields and spices plantations. With so many activities ahead of us, we chose to start the exploration from Kuta, but in the same time Continue reading
Previous time when we visited Thailand, in December, we were only in Bangkok and in the north part of the country. As my parents wanted to visit me and because I found the cheapest flight for them to Phuket, this was a great opportunity to explore the south of the country and its islands.
Because we were four persons now and my parents were arriving after a 10 hour drive in Germany and an 11 hours flight to Phuket, we looked for a place to offer us comfort and privacy in the same time. We found Continue reading
Kuala Lumpur, capitala Malaysiei, a fost pentru noi unul dintre cele mai frumoase orașe pe care le-am vizitat in SE Asiei, mai ales pentru că a venit ca o gură de aer proaspăt după ce am stat vreo 3 luni în Indonezia, luni în care zilnic ieșeam din zona de confort.
Prin luna Ianuarie 2017 exploram Indonezia din nord spre sud și mai aveam doar câteva zile până să ne expire viza așa că trebuia musai să găsim o următoare destinație pentru viza run. Și pentru că n-aveam idee încotro s-o luăm Continue reading
În cele 5 luni de când călătorim am reușit să vizităm doar 4 țări: Thailanda, Indonezia, Malaysia și Singapore. Asta pentru că atunci când ne simțim atașați de un anumit loc, vrem să îl descoperim mai mult. Și odată ce ajungem să gustăm puțin din tradiția și cultura unei noi țări, relizăm că vrem mai mult de atât. Așa se face că din cele 5 luni petrecute pe drum, 3 le-am petrecut în Continue reading
One of the islands we decided to visit in Thailand was Koh Yao Noi, situated in the famous archipelago of Phang Nga Bay. Phang Nga Bay national park is a geological wonder filled with islets, sunken caverns and formation rising vertically from the sea. It is one of the most beautiful places in the southern Thailand. Some 10.000 years ago, when sea levels were lower, one could walk from Phuket to Krabi. With such amazing surroundings, we chose to accommodate at Koyao Island Resort, place where we spent a few perfect days and which I would now call Little Paradise.
Koyao Island Resort is surrounded by lovely, sandy beaches, rain forests and uninhabited islands in a place where mass tourism and hotels are far away and the original Thai hospitality has free reign.
Since we arrived we were greeted by a very well trained management team, always at our disposal and, of course, always smiling. Let’s not forget we were in The Land of Smiles. After we refreshed with a cherries welcoming drink, we were taken tour rooms. Because at Koyao Island Resort all rooms are Continue reading
What this button do? What about this one? And the other one? Look, there is another one.
Before going in a certain destination, I try to make a list with the things that I want to experience. And because Singapore is known as a futuristic city, we really wanted to try to sleep in capsule hotels. For the ones that are not familiar with this concept, a capsule hotel also known as a pod hotel, is a type of hotel developed in Japan that features a large number of extremely small “rooms” (capsules) intended to provide cheap, basic overnight accommodation for guests who do not require the services offered by more conventional hotels.
On the other hand, I must admit that we were a little bit scared of the thought of sleeping in a very small space where we couldn’t see the natural light in the morning. Despite all of these, Continue reading
I remember even now the day when we were pushing our bicycles through the hot sand in Gili Air, Indonesia and while passing in front of a dive centre, looking at it on our left side, we heard a voice with a foreign, different and beautiful accent asking us: „Hey guys, do you want to try scuba diving?”. Obviously that we wanted to try this, only that we were not determined enough to do it, we were missing that thing that would make us say a convincing YES. To be honest, we stopped only because he was Continue reading
Did it ever happen to you to come back from a place from where you never wanted to come back? To think about the same place hour after hour, even a few days after you left it? If you answered “yes”, then most probably you understand how I feel.
We were in the car that was about to transfer us from the port to the hotel, together with Petri, when Continue reading
The closest island to Lombok, Gili Air is aptly named after the Indonesian word “air” meaning “water”. It is the only Gili island to have natural underground fresh water walls. Gili Air is gem of a spot that allows you to sample the best of both worlds of the Gili islands- it has the relaxing charm of Gili Meno and a bit of the night life of Gili Trawangan.It is the most locally populated island with Continue reading
“How many of the 17000 islands that Indonesia has will we manage to visit in 30 days?” This was the question that I asked myself when we chose Indonesia as the next destination after Thailand.
The 30 days visa which we got on arrival at the airport was not enough for us, so we chose to come back in Indonesia and explore it as it should be done. In the months that we spent there, we had the chance to explore Indonesia from Continue reading