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Full stop on Bali, Indonesia

Full stop on Bali, Indonesia

Up in the lush hills of Bali, just North of Denpasar, is a little town called Ubud. The population of Ubud on any given day is a diverse mix indeed: millennial backpackers, wealthy jet setters (Barack Obama and family were in town while we were here), day tripping...

Expense Report: Indonesia

The RTW trip we are currently on can be done for less money but we are choosing to take the middle road. We offer these expense reports as a baseline for others to plan with. We spent a total of $4,848.02 on living expenses and $10,036.41 on one-time expenses. We...
And the bee goes buzz: Indonesia

And the bee goes buzz: Indonesia

A light in our hotel room started making a funny noise. Ten o’clock at night and the recessed light in the high ceiling began ticking and buzzing with the noise intensifying as the minutes passed, a huge moth perhaps attracted to the light bulb. Awhile later, a couple...
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, These Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, These Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet. We’ve...
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet. We asked...
The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

The World Lost Its Mind in 2016, But These 17 Travelers Kept Their Cool

  If you followed world news in 2016, you might have gotten the impression that the apocalypse is near. But we are here to tell you that all is not lost! In fact, the beauty of humanity and life blissfully abounds in all corners of our wonderful planet. We asked...
Ende gut, alles gut – Teil 1: Bali

Ende gut, alles gut – Teil 1: Bali

Sage und schreibe 700 Tage mussten vergehen, bevor wir unser letztes Ziel in Südostasien erreichen: Bali. Doch erst ganze Viereinhalb Monate später werden wir Asien endgültig verlassen. Einige organisatorische Dinge stehen für uns währenddessen auf dem Programm....
Ein Ausflug zum Komodo Nationalpark

Ein Ausflug zum Komodo Nationalpark

Inzwischen neigt sich unsere Asien-Reise langsam dem Ende. Schon längst haben wir entschieden, Indonesien mit dem Auto nicht weiter als bis Bali zu bereisen. Doch über diese, unsere persönliche, Asien-Endstation werden wir beim nächsten Mal etwas erzählen. Hier...
A brief foray into Indonesia

A brief foray into Indonesia

I don’t think we appreciated quite the size of Indonesia. It’s a big place! It’s nearly as wide as the USA – just with a lot of sea in between the islands! As such, three weeks was never going to be enough, but we can’t really complain. We decided to pick a couple of...
Ein Roadtrip durch das wilde Sumatra

Ein Roadtrip durch das wilde Sumatra

Wir sind zurück auf Sumatras Festland, zurück in Banda Aceh. Hier wollen wir nicht lange verweilen, denn vor uns liegen knappe 3000 km auf dem Weg in den Süden, bis wir die nächste indonesische Insel Java erreichen – Sumatra ist flächenmäßig die sechstgrößte Insel der...