bali white water rafting

Bali River Rafting

The screams grow louder as I descend through the lush tropical rainforest towards the river. A raft flashes around a bend, disappearing seconds later behind a curtain of lush foliage. But the glimpse is insufficient for me to judge whether the paddlers are screaming with fear or pleasure. I'm...
the mansion baliwood

The Mansion Baliwood

Ubud, upcountry Bali. Everyone knows where it is but no one’s quite sure these days of what it’s all about. Traditional Bali? New Age maypole? Eat-love-pray buffet? None of the above? Its centre is now a thriving strip of accommodation, boutiques and vego-vegan-GF eateries, plus rolling maul traffic jams....
komodo island adventure
Where to Komodo dragons live? Next time you’re thinking of booking a trip to Bali, consider extending your holiday to Flores. With lush mountains, waterfalls and islands, some Komodo Island looks like it's straight out of a Jurassic Park movie. And there’s a bonus. You’ll get to come face to face...
pan pacific nirwana
Update: Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali resort closed on 31 July 2017 to make way for a lavish new Trump resort. A sprawling resort away from the tourist spots, Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali resort is set on an impressive 103ha of cliff-top grounds dotted with 13 temples and a Greg Norman-designed golf...
Balikpapan airport

Balikpapan Travel Guide

Balikpapan is the sprawling capital city of East Kalimantan, a district in Indonesian Borneo. It lies on the east coast of Borneo and is Kalimantan’s only cosmopolitan city. Balikpapan has a population of around 600,000.   International tourists don’t exactly flock to Balikpapan as the city is an 18-hour commute...
orangutan
I recently travelled to Indonesian Borneo for an orangutan volunteering adventure working with orangutans. Our accommodation while volunteering at the Samboja Orangutan Sanctuary was Samboja Lestari Ecolodge. It is a hideaway near Samboja in East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, just an hour’s drive from the capital Balikpapan.   Orangutans in Borneo For...

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