Bergen and its surroundings, Norway

With its 278.000 inhabitants, Bergen (map) is the second-largest city in Norway. It is one of the most rainy cities on Earth, but definitely worth a visit. As we stayed at a place an hour north of Bergen, we only planned a couple of day trips to the city and parked our car at the…

Rotterdam,The Netherlands

Rotterdam is located in the South of the Netherlands and has approximately 600 000 citizens. Europe’s largest cargo harbour is located in Rotterdam. During World War II Rotterdam was hit very hard and most buildings were destroyed during the war. Out of this tragedy, Rotterdam’s uniqueness arose. Today, Rotterdam is famous for its diverse architecture…

Senggigi, Indonesia

Sengiggi (map) is located in the north-east of Lombok, has 9000 inhabitants and is, together with Kuta (Lombok), Mataram and the Gili islands, one of the most touristic places of Lombok. One of the main touristic places of Lombok sounds like loads of bars, restaurants, hotels, cafés and activities or tours, but Lombok is not…

Pemuteran, Indonesia

Pemuteran (map) is located in the north-west of Bali and is the least touristically developed city that we have visited in Bali during our whole trip. With its 7.000 inhabitants it’s a beautiful small village with some cafés, restaurants, small hotels and homestays. In Pemuteran you will find the black beach and the ocean front…

Gili Trawangan & Gili Meno, Indonesia

Gili Trawangan (map) is the largest of the three famous Gili Islands, located in the northwest of Lombok. About 1.800 people live here and it only takes between one and one and a half hours to cycle around the whole island. You can therefore see that eventhough Gili Trawangan is the largest of the three…

Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

Nusa Lembongan (map) is located southeast of Bali and lies right next to Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Penida. There are no cars allowed on Nusa Lembongan. The only exceptions are the open mini busses that transport the guests from the speedboats to their accommodations. There are many different speedboat operators that offer trips from Sanur, Bali…

Amed, Indonesia

Friends of us have been to Amed (map) before and loved it so much that we knew we had to see it ourselves. Amed is known as a quiet fishermen’s village that mainly consists of one street along the beach with some homestays, small shops, restaurants and surfing schools. Amed is also a region with…

Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud (map) with its 30.000 inhabitants lies in the heart of Bali, surrounded by rice fields and beautiful nature. It is a perfect location for several excursions and is therefore pretty touristic and modern. The community is very active with a lot of organisations and clubs. Transportation in Ubud is also different than in other…

Denpasar/Kuta, Indonesia

Denpasar (map) is located in the south of Bali and is the largest city on this island. With more than 800.000 citizens it is also the capital of Bali. Denpasar consists of many different suburbs. Right next to Denpasar, lies the well-known city and area of Kuta. Kuta and Denpasar are closely linked to each…

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

We decided to fly from Jakarta to Yogyakarta (map), as it just takes about one hour and cost about 40€ for both of us. A train ride is about 8 hours. Getting a taxi at the Yogyakarta airport isn’t that easy, as there are only private drivers with fixed prices waiting for you outside the…

Jakarta, Indonesia

Before coming to Indonesia we read a lot about this country. Especially about Jakarta (map) – as we weren’t sure whether to stay in the capital with its 9,58 Million inhabitants or not. Nearly every article about Jakarta was pretty bad and nobody recommended going there. But as it is the capital and we had to…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

We booked our flight from Germany to Indonesia with Etihad and had a 9 hour stopover in Abu Dhabi (map). Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and after Dubai the second famous city of the region. Abu Dhabi has a population of 1.5 million citizens and lies in the middle of…