4 Ideal Beaches to Learn Surfing in Indonesia

SONY DSCWhen life gets a little stressful, getting into nature and learning something new might be a fun and daring way to let loose.

How about learning to surf in an archipelago filled with the world’s best waves? Here are four beginner-friendly surfing spots across Indonesia to get you up and surfing. Continue reading

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Mount Papandayan in Black and White

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Cleaning up my hard disk storage, I stumbled upon this collection of pictures which were taken when I climbed on Mount Papandayan a few years ago. Situated about 15 km Northwest from Garut city, West Java, Papandayan is an active stratovolcanic mountain which has four large craters at its summit.

With Garut gradually growing as one of West Java’s popular tourist destinations, Mount Papandayan is also gaining more and more visitors especially over weekend. Its not-so-heavy terrains and gentle slopes makes Papandayan popular among novice climbers. Continue reading

Pemuteran Village: A Wonderful Peaceful Hideaway

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Bali and its magnetic beauty have surely attracted many visitors to come to this island of Gods since decades ago. Some even stay and make this pretty place their second home. Nevertheless, the exotic charm of Bali is like a double-edged sword for its pristine nature. On one hand, it invites tourists from all around the globe to experience its virgin beaches and vibrant culture. But on the other hand, it has put some of the island’s best spots in the face of the negative impact caused by unsustainable mass tourism.

Unspoiled beach and tranquil atmosphere starts to become something that is hard to find, especially in the southern part of the island. You might want to consider going up northward for a more serene holiday experience the next time you set your foot again in Bali. Visiting Pemuteran Village located up in the Northern part of the island would be a good idea. For me, it was a love at first sight. Continue reading