Best of S.E.A. Islands: Pulau Samosir

Pulau Samosir is located in North Sumatra’s Lake Toba, which is one of the largest lakes in Asia and the largest volcanic lake in the world. The lake is the result of a massive volcanic eruption that took place approximately 70,000 years ago. Today it is a popular tourist destination as it has a pleasant climate due to its altitude and the breathtaking scenery. It’s the perfect getaway for nature lovers who are looking for a relaxing (long) weekend trip. Continue reading “Best of S.E.A. Islands: Pulau Samosir”

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Best of S.E.A. Islands: From Lombok to Komodo/Flores

This 4-day boat trip will take you to several beautiful islands of the Indonesian archipelago and ends with a visit to the infamous Komodo dragons. A friend of mine did this tour in October 2014 and will share her experiences with you! Continue reading “Best of S.E.A. Islands: From Lombok to Komodo/Flores”

Travel Tips: Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta, or Yogya how most people call it, is one of the cultural centers of Java and a popular destination for tourists as well as foreign students studying Indonesian language, art & culture at one of the many universities. Apart from being home to the prestigious Universitas Gajah Mada the city also offers many beautiful attractions, such as temples, vulcanoes, a beach and Batik markets. Last but not least it is one of the cheapest places to stay in Indonesia. Continue reading “Travel Tips: Yogyakarta”

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