Ubud – A Yogi’s Getaway

Ubud is in central Bali, nestled amongst rice patties it the centre for yoga in Indonesia and I would say possibly SE Asia. The stores, caf├ęs, and streets ooze with a zen like atmosphere. We stayed at Dewi Sri Bungalows. What was once a beautiful, new resort has become beautiful because nature has crept in…

The quieter side of Bali and some more biking

A short skip across the waters from Java on a very slow ferry brings you to the West side of Bali. Here you’ll get to practice your haggling skills and deal with the joy that is bus stations in Indonesia. After talking down the price of a local bus to Denpasar to 35k we headed…

Ijen Plateau – volcano #2 in less than 24hours

The Ijen Plateau and blue flame was my next challenge and just a little over 12 hours away. I can hear those of you who do the Five Peak Challenge in the UK and Ireland scoffing at me but scoff away I was exhausted. Our hotel for the few hours before we rose at 12:30…