This is a photoblog on the second most impressive Buddhist Temple’s I visited while we were in Indonesia. It is located at Cemara Asri in Medan. (In my opinion this was the most impressive.) Though Medan is a small city, if you find yourself there, this temple might be a place you would like to visit. It [read more]
My favorite place to visit when we were living in Indonesia was Yogyakarta (pronounced as Jogjakarta). We found it less touristy than Bali and less expensive. Usually I prefer going to the beach when I am on vacation, but since I don’t get to go to the beach in Bali anyway, I’d take Yogya over [read more]
The best meal I had in Indonesia was in this sooty little hut by the beach in Lombok. No ambiance at all, just some tables and a smoky grill. In our opinion, It’s even better than all the restos we’ve tried in Jimbaran Bali, even it’s cousin Cafe Menega. The secret to Warung Menega are the [read more]
Hi there! Welcome to another Travel Diaries Photoblog. This time I want to change it up a bit and show you some pictures I took of The Oberoi in Lombok. It is a super upscale resort and personally I wouldn’t be able to afford it, but it’s nice to see how the other side lives [read more]
Balinese-style Lechon or Roasted Pig Living in Jakarta and being Filipinos, we were pork-starved pork-tourists in Bali. Bali is mainly Hindu so pork and dogs are acceptable there. The famous place for roasted pig is Warung Ibu Oka in Ubud. It gets very busy during lunch and you have to come early or they run [read more]
Another favorite and unforgettable restaurant in Yogyakarta is Villa Hanis, especially their Belgian Chicken dish which my father-in-law ate every night during our stay in September 2010. Until this very day, he cannot forget that Belgian Chicken and he still compares every fried or roasted chicken to the one he had from Villa Hanis.
Another restaurant we’ve tried in Jimbaran Bali is New Moon Cafe. In case you haven’t seen my earlier Jimbaran posts, it is well-known for its grilled seafood. The more expensive ones also have a cultural display on certain days. Photos and verdict after the jump!
I want to share an unforgettable experience that keeps niggling my mind, so I’ve decided it’s worth a blog post – if only for me to have a visual remembrance. We discovered this resto beside Ikan Bakar Jimbara in Yogyakarta. The simple but lovely ambiance in the middle of the rice fields and the attentive [read more]
When I think of baby back ribs in Bali, I always remember my meal in Cinta Grill. I know that when in Bali the first name that comes up when it comes to ribs is Naughty Nuri’s, but to be perfectly honest I prefer Cinta Grill’s ribs than the famous Naughty Nuri’s, which I had [read more]
Whenever I go to Bali, my shopping senses are shocked by the amount of choices and all the gorgeous stores. I try to take note but really the ones I remember are the best ones. Just wanna share with you my favorite stores (aside from Jenggala, Shell Museum and Roxy)
As mentioned in an older post, Bali is the perfect place to buy surfer gear or beach attire! Many of the famous brands, like Quick Silver and Roxy, actually have factories in Bali so outlet shopping is crazy cheap! I mentioned cheaper outlets in my old post, but this time around I only wanted bikinis and [read more]
Another favorite breakfast place in Bali is also in Sanur. This was the last place we at in during our Sanur trip and boy what a way to cap off our trip! Everything we ordered was just heavenly! The ambiance was also truly inspiring. It was so nice to have a seat al fresco amidst [read more]
Writing about Bali on Currystrumpet’s Let’s Do Brunch, has made me miss doing my Travel Diaries posts. I suddenly remembered a memorable meal we had in July of 2011 at the absolutely stunning Conrad Hotel. The Eight Degrees South is their beach side restaurant, that is perfect for a romantic dinner date! I imagine it [read more]
I am currently reminiscing about Ramen after my post on Ramen Sanpachi Blok M. In November 2011 in the sleepy, but relaxing part of Bali – SANUR – we found the best Ramen place I’ve encountered in Indonesia thanks to the recommendation of Travels with a Gourmet. It’s a small hole in the wall called [read more]
One of my favorite Indonesian finds is their amazing beauty secret… LULUR body scrub! It’s basically their local body scrub. I don’t recommend just any Lulur, since there are so many available in the supermarkets, drugstores, etc. When using the right brands, I can say that it’s the best body scrub I’ve ever had, even [read more]
You all know how much I love, love, love JENGGALA Ceramics! I’ve featured Jenggala here and here. I absolutely love their tea pots and the tea pot + heating tray made a great gift for one of my best GFs, Kath. (I hope you are loving it too sweety!) So I just wanna share with [read more]
Someone mentioned to us that Flapjaks had yummy pancakes and since it was walking distance from our hotel in Sanur – AND we were ravenous after waking up late we decided to try it out.
On one trip to Bali we stayed in Sanur. Travels with a Gourmet recommended The Porch. It is the restaurant of Flashback’s Bungalows. All I can say it, OMG it’s always good to listen to Travels with a Gourmet recommendations! Pictures of the food, super cute retro interiors and menu after the jump!
When staying in Nusa Dua the outside world (like Seminyak) is not so accessible unless you have a car rental or travel about 30 minutes via taxi so I got to go around on foot a lot. Bali Collection is the nearest place to go for shopping and food. It’s a beautiful leisurely 10-15 minute [read more]
One thing you can do if you are staying in the Nusa Dua area in Bali is to go cycling around. The area is safe, but if you’re not confident on a bicycle it can still be a bit scary because of the motorcycles and cars. Note that there are areas where you have to [read more]