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Fantastic Foto Friday: Grand temples without the crowds – Borobodur, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta and Bali get all the attention from foreign visitors to Indonesia – but my favorite city in Indonesia and one of the most underrated historic destinations is Yogyakarta with the incredible temples of Borobudur – and without the crowds you’ll find in Angkor Wat or even Bagan

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Beach of the beaten path – Lovina Beach, Bali

bal-lovinabeach-boats-nightBali has some very popular beaches like Kuta, Legian or Seminyak. But if those are to busy for you, Lovina Beach in the North is a much quieter place and I shared the beach each day with just a handful of people. You can even do it as “Bali on a Budget” and the sunsets are just as beautiful

 

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Off the beaten path – Gili Islands, Indonesia

bal-speedboat-giliIf you want to get off the beaten path, you sometimes have to make an effort. Luckily, a speedboat with four outboard engines makes it fast and fun to get to the Gili Islands, a great beach destination away from the crowds of Bali!
Read my review of Gili Islands and the Vamana Resort, a great way to enjoy the peace & quiet of Gili Trawangan, and start planning your own getaway!
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Best Beach Bargain on Bali – ibis styles Bali Benoa

As part of my Bali on a Budget trip, I wanted to check out some new beaches around Bali to find great value. And one of the best options I found during one of the frequent Accor Private Sales was the ibis styles Benoa Bali – a midscale offering at a price that sounded too good to be true. At … Continue reading

Dream Trip: Bali on a budget from Europe!

If you are living in Europe and are looking for a more exotic beach getaway, Bali is a great choice: It’s easy to reach from most major European airports, there is a lot to do, from party-beaches to quiet, romantic beaches and the peaceful forests and rice paddies around Ubud to the many historic temples all over the island. And … Continue reading