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    MT. BROMO, JAVA: HOW TO GO AND ENJOY THE BEST SUNRISE EVER

    Mt. Bromo, Java, is the most famous volcano on the island and arguably in whole Indonesia. As a matter of fact it has been on the cover of Lonely Planet Indonesia for years, and we couldn’t help but setting it as featured image of this post too. Hiking Mt. Bromo (Gunung Bromo in local language) is becoming more and more popular lately – this means it can get very busy and overcrowded – but don’t let this scare you away from enjoying one of the best sunrises you could ever see. CAN I DO IT MYSELF? YES! As all places in the world, there’s two ways to do it: by…

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    HOW TO TRAVEL ACROSS JAVA BY TRAIN, INDONESIA

    Having been a Dutch colonial settlement in the past centuries left Indonesia with a highly developed railway system, compared to Southeast Asian standards. The railway in Indonesia runs within its major islands Java and Sumatra. Travelling Java by train is a pleasant experience we tried during our trip from West to East Java, so here’s all the info you need to know to plan your train travel in Indonesia. There are two routes leaving from Jakarta heading eastwards. One faster to Surabaya, Java’s second biggest city, running in the north; and the other connecting Yogyakarta. A visit to Java must include Yogyakarta, the cultural capital of the island, so the…

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    LES VILLAS OTTALIA GILI MENO – REVIEW

    Our dream trip to Bali wouldn’t have been complete without visiting the wonderful Gili Islands, and we couldn’t have found a better place than Les Villas Ottalia Gili Meno to make our stay perfection. After two weeks riding up and down the winding roads by scooter throughout Bali, the peaceful Les Villas Ottalia on tiny Gili Meno has represented a true bliss for us. LES VILLAS OTTALIA GILI MENO Gili Meno, the smallest of the three Gili Islands, lies just off Lombok northwestern coast. It is actually easier to reach from there, a mere 15 minute boat ride from Bangsal port town, rather than from Bali. Still, the majority of the…

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    BALI, INDONESIA – OUR ITINERARY GUIDE

    Bali is becoming a must go destination for most of backpackers traveling around Southeast Asia, apparently everybody easily falls in love with The Island of Gods. We wanted to see what the excitement is all about and guess what… We fell in love too! Bali is much more than a place for partying and enjoying the beach, its deep Hindu culture and stunning inland nature will surely steal your heart. OUR ITINERARY IN BALI We spent 20 unforgettable days in Bali, trying to cover both the mainstream destinations and some quieter areas. So here’s our Bali itinerary guide, ideal for a minimum two week stay (you can omit one of…

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    SHERATON MUSTIKA YOGYAKARTA RESORT&SPA REVIEW

    During our travels in fascinating Java, we had the pleasure to stay for three nights at wonderful Sheraton Mustika Resort & Spa in Yogyakarta. Coming from a long train trip from Jakarta, we were excited to have our first experience with the famous chain. Our expectations were already pretty high, but it all went even beyond them! SHERATON MUSTIKA YOGYAKARTA RESORT & SPA Yogyakarta, also known as Jogja, is a bustling city in the centre of Java. It is the island’s cultural heart, surrounded by some of the most beautiful temples in whole Indonesia and by a lush green nature, including jungle scenery and volcanoes. Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta connects on…

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    JAVA, INDONESIA – OUR ITINERARY GUIDE

    For those who want to combine a pure Indonesian experience together with a trip to touristy Bali, nearby Java represents the ideal destination. Covered in green wild nature, the island of Java offers plenty of attractions, above all mesmerizing temples and volcanoes to hike. The large dimensions of the island require a stay of at least 7-10 days for a complete visit. JAVA FROM WEST TO EAST This is our suggested itinerary for a journey throughout Java from West to East (clearly you can follow it both ways). A reliable railway system allows easy transfers between main cities, whilst you need to refer to travel agencies to be taken by private car…