• Daily Travel Budget: Indonesia

    When I’m planning a new trip and scouring the web for information on a certain country/region, one of the first questions I need answered is, “How much does it cost?” Unfortunately, there is little helpful information on the web for an updated daily budget for budget travelers.

  • Bali/Lombok – March 19, 2009

    “With it’s protected bay, Padangbai has a good beach right in front.” – Lonely Planet

    Liars!  I went to Padangbai hoping for a quiet town lining a nice beach where I could lay on the beach all day and read, chill out, maybe go for nice walks… To be fair, the sand itself is okay.  However, my guidebook neglected to mention that the sand is covered in boats, so there’s actually

  • Bali – March 17, 2009

    I’m sitting in my room in the guesthouse I’m staying at in Ubud, eating peanuts.  It’s 7:30 p.m.  I won’t be leaving my room again til tomorrow.  Why, you ask.  Because I’m staying on a very rural street with no street lights, so once the sun sets, you’re basically wandering around blind.  I attempted this my first night here, and was freaked out because all the dogs were out barking

  • Senggigi, Lombok

    Lombok is the island just east of Bali in Indonesia.  I went during low season for tourists, and I was luckily one of the only foreigners around.  The sunset on the beach is the best I’ve ever seen (and I’ve witnessed a lot of beach sunsets).  The locals were super friendly, and I had a lot of people “adopt” me and show me around.  Most of these photos are from

  • Ubud, Bali

    Ubud, in central Bali, is the cultural and spiritual center of the island. The rice terraces are gorgeous.