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Bad Review - Putri Komodo boat tour and Mr Jeffrey Buana: dangerous and unreliable company!

Bad Review - Putri Komodo boat...

Komodo dragon in Rinca Island Jump to the section: Pre-trip: delays...

How to choose a travel company for the Rinjani trekking

How to choose a travel company...

Oti enjoying a warm tea on the ridge of Mount Rinjani...

Clearly Filtered Athlete edition Filtered bottle review, alias Seychelle

Clearly Filtered Athlete editi...

The Clearly Filtered Athlete edition filtered bottle, the plastic version, has...

10 Myths People Have About Rajasthan, India

10 Myths People Have About Raj...

Rohit, a native blogger from India, help us uncover 10 Myths...

Travel Sustainability and Flight emissions

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Flights cause a lot of harmful emissions One life = One...

Luxe Outdoor Sil Habitat Review - Lightweight 2 person tent

Luxe Outdoor Sil Habitat Revie...

Luxe Outdoor Sil Habitat tent, inner mesh only set up The...

Visiting Tering Lama, a Dayak village on the Mahakam River

Visiting Tering Lama, a Dayak...

After some great days passed with Yana and her friends in...

Assisting at a real Dayak Funeral Ceremony in Barong Tongkok

Assisting at a real Dayak Fune...

Right after our arrival in Borong Tongkok, our host Yana, started...

Longhouses, Dayaks, Waterfalls and nature around Melak

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Luxurious vegetation fron the top of Inar Waterfall, West Kutai Of...

Bad Review - Putri Komodo boat tour and Mr Jeffrey Buana: dangerous and unreliable company!

Bad Review - Putri Komodo boat tour and Mr Jeffrey Buana: dangerous and unreliable company!

Jump to the section: Pre-trip: delays and bad communication Our agreement  The bout tour is delayed  Mr Jeffrey Buana becomes violent  The shock  Putri Komodo boat doesn't leave  Final Review of Jeffrey Buana Please BE CAREFUL before booking a Komodo tour with JEFFREY BUANA and PUTRI KOMODO tour. He is an UNRELIABLE, VIOLENT and DANGEROUS person. You are putting at risk not only your money, but also your own safety.Before reading the long and ...

How to choose a travel company for the Rinjani trekking

How to choose a travel company for the Rinjani trekking

Gunung Rinjani is a myth among hikers and while it's one of the highlights of most of the trekkers travelling in Indonesia, Mount Rinjani is still an active volcano and deserves some respect. That's why you should make sure to choose a reliable company that will turn this multiday trek into an unforgattable experience. Located in Lombok island, with its 3726 meters (12,224 ft), Gunung Rinjani it's second only to Volcano Semeru in Indonesia for altitude. It's also one of the most spectacular and at the same ti ...

Travel Sustainability and Flight emissions

Travel Sustainability and Flight emissions

One life = One flight. Yes, that' not a mistake, if the world would be a fair place, and everybody could use its resources sustainably and equally divided among its population, utopia that we are far away from reaching, we could fly only once in our whole life.Unfortunately I couldn't locate the source of this affirmation, but what we know for sure is that of all the transportation options available, the airplane is the most pollutant mean at our disposal. Covering a distance by airplane is the worst choice, since ...

Longhouses, Dayaks, Waterfalls and nature around Melak

Longhouses, Dayaks, Waterfalls and nature around Melak

Of all the places we have visited along the Mahakam River, the area of Melak in West Kutai (Kutai Barat), was probably the one that left us the best memories, three days dense of attractions and experiences: real Dayak celebrations, still inhabited longhouses, waterfalls and peculiar vegetation just to name a few. While it is on the Mahakam River, we actually got there hitchhiking (we did all the way by ferry on the way back) from Kota Bagun, and we were really lucky to get a several hours ride with a Pastor from ...

Sound of Sand festival: three days of music and good vibes

Sound of Sand festival: three days of music and good vibes

Last week we attended the first edition of Sound of Sand festival, in Gumuk Pasir, not far from Parangritis beach. A great occasion to recharge our batteries with good energy and to share some inspiration!We really didn't know what to expect, since it was the first edition of the event and also the program of the festival changed along the way, with the dj area canceled short before the event. But this didn't affect the success of the festival, with over 200 people coming not only from the surroundings of Yogyakart ...

River rafting in Kasongan raising awareness about garbage pollution

River rafting in Kasongan raising awareness about garbage pollution

Indonesia is not only a country of amazing scenes and a thousands cultures, it also shares a huge problem with other South Asian Countries: garbage. In Western world we are used to throw our bag full of sins in the dumpster, and forget about it. In the best case we separate the rubbish for recycling, and that's it, not too much effort. Here in Indonesia it doesn't work like that, there is no collective system for collecting the garbage, let alone a recycling system. Rafting Kasongan River One evening we were of ...

The easiest place in the world to see the Bornean Orangutan in the wild: Tanjung Puting National Park in Kalimantan

The easiest place in the world to see the Bornean Orangutan in the wild: Tanjung Puting National Park in Kalimantan

Tanjung Puting National Park is probably the easiest and most accessible place in the world where to see the Orangutans in the wild. Tanjung Puting Taman Nasional is located in the Indonesian region of Central Kalimantan (actually in the Southern part of Borneo Island) and it's easily reached from Kumai and Pangkalan Bun, accessible by Ferry, Bus and Airplane. Camp Leakey and the Bornean Orangutanmen The Orangutans are living in the wild only in Borneo nowadays (Indonesian and Malaysian part, but not the Bruneian ...

Gunung Kidul beaches: Pantai Baron, Pantai Kukup and beyond, Yogyakarta's backyard paradise

Gunung Kidul beaches: Pantai Baron, Pantai Kukup and beyond, Yogyakarta's backyard paradise

After coming from Kalimantan, we truly needed a „break” to recover our strength and start with a fresh mind the second semester of our Darmasiswa scholarship program. We figured that the best choice would be the untamed southern coast of Java, Gunung Kidul Regency on Indian Ocean's shore, just 60 km away from Yogyakarta, the city where we live and study. If you ever visited Yogyakarta (Jogja, as known by the locals) one of Java's most densely populated cities, you know that finding space, privacy, silence, nature a ...

The unexpected beauty of the Albanian Alps: Hiking from Valbona to Thethi

The unexpected beauty of the Albanian Alps: Hiking from Valbona to Thethi

Mostly unheard to people outside of Albania, the hike from Valbona to Thethi is one of the most popular in the Accursed Mountains and a not to be missed occasion to experience the beauty and traditions of this land.The hike from Valbona to Thethi (also spelled Valbonë and Theth) follow an old mule track, and represent a portion of the almost 200km long trekking ring called "Peaks of the Balkans" that trespass also in Kosovo and Montenegro.The route from Valbona to Thethi, both valleys declared National Parks, deser ...

How to get from Shkodër to Valbona and the impressive Koman lake ferry

How to get from Shkodër to Valbona and the impressive Koman lake ferry

If you are planning to go visiting Valbona or hiking in the Albanian Alps, there is no better way to do it than taking the Koman Lake ferry, that guarantees impressive sceneries on the way. While not a direct ride, since the boat is connecting the two villages of Koman and Fierze, and other transportation options need to be used before and after, it's worth the hassle of changing vehicles many times. If you are planning to reach Valbona from other places than Shkodër, we suggest you to check also this article writ ...

Last Photostories

Window views in Norway: nature in the backyard View from a train window in Norway  While traveling in Norway last year, we were impressed by the amazing views and luxurious nature that Norwegian people could... Read more
Blocked by floods on the road from Manali to Leh This is an experience that is still clearly impressed in my mind despite not recent. It was August 2010 and I was almost at the end of... Read more
Free accommodation: 15 Strange places where I slept for free without a tent While travelling on a budget sometimes things can go wrong or different than expected, ending up sleeping somewhere unusual at night. Others times it might be just... Read more
My experience of Kumbh Mela in India between Hindu religion and traditions in Haridwar This year took place in Allahabad, India, the Maha Kumbh Mela, the biggest religious gathering of the world attracting tens of Millions of Hindu pilgrims each time.... Read more

Last from the Blog

IMAGE Bad Review - Putri Komodo boat tour and Mr Jeffrey Buana: dangerous and unreliable company!
Jump to the section: Pre-trip: delays and bad communication Our agreement  The bout tour is delayed  Mr Jeffrey Buana becomes violent  The shock  Putri Komodo boat doesn't leave  Final Review of Jeffrey Buana Please BE...
Read More...
IMAGE How to choose a travel company for the Rinjani trekking
Gunung Rinjani is a myth among hikers and while it's one of the highlights of most of the trekkers travelling in Indonesia, Mount Rinjani is still an active volcano and deserves some respect. That's why you should make sure to choose a reliable...
Read More...
IMAGE Travel Sustainability and Flight emissions
One life = One flight. Yes, that' not a mistake, if the world would be a fair place, and everybody could use its resources sustainably and equally divided among its population, utopia that we are far away from reaching, we could fly only once in our...
Read More...
IMAGE Longhouses, Dayaks, Waterfalls and nature around Melak
Of all the places we have visited along the Mahakam River, the area of Melak in West Kutai (Kutai Barat), was probably the one that left us the best memories, three days dense of attractions and experiences: real Dayak celebrations, still inhabited...
Read More...
IMAGE The easiest place in the world to see the Bornean Orangutan in the wild: Tanjung Puting National Park in Kalimantan
Tanjung Puting National Park is probably the easiest and most accessible place in the world where to see the Orangutans in the wild. Tanjung Puting Taman Nasional is located in the Indonesian region of Central Kalimantan (actually in the Southern...
Read More...
IMAGE Gunung Kidul beaches: Pantai Baron, Pantai Kukup and beyond, Yogyakarta's backyard paradise
After coming from Kalimantan, we truly needed a „break” to recover our strength and start with a fresh mind the second semester of our Darmasiswa scholarship program. We figured that the best choice would be the untamed southern coast of Java,...
Read More...
IMAGE The unexpected beauty of the Albanian Alps: Hiking from Valbona to Thethi
Mostly unheard to people outside of Albania, the hike from Valbona to Thethi is one of the most popular in the Accursed Mountains and a not to be missed occasion to experience the beauty and traditions of this land.The hike from Valbona to Thethi...
Read More...
IMAGE How to get from Shkodër to Valbona and the impressive Koman lake ferry
If you are planning to go visiting Valbona or hiking in the Albanian Alps, there is no better way to do it than taking the Koman Lake ferry, that guarantees impressive sceneries on the way. While not a direct ride, since the boat is connecting the...
Read More...
IMAGE Bird Market in Yogyakarta: the shameful masochism of humanity
The Bird Market in Yogyakarta, also known as Pasty (Fauna and Ornamental Plant Market of Yogyakarta), is a traditional gathering place animated by locals mainly on Sundays, that sees also his share of random tourists coming to visit Yogyakarta, the...
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IMAGE Mount Merapi: an impressive Volcano hike in Indonesia
Mount Merapi is only one of the about 150 volcanoes in Indonesia, but out of them all it is the most active. Maybe that's why it is so desired and popular between the countless hikers that come here every year.No wonder the literal translation of...
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Sunset between the clouds in Gunung Lawu, Indonesia

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A magic place in Kefalonia island: Melissani cave

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Sunset in Kasongan, Indonesia: red explosion

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Sunset in Parangritis beach

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Peanut processing in Indonesia

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