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…

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…

Valencia, Spain

Valencia (map) is the third largest city of Spain and has about 800 000 inhabitants, but somehow this city doesn´t seem to be on the map of many travellers. We decided to go to Valencia for just a couple of days, during the last days of the German winter. When we looked for flights, we…

Varadero, Cuba

Until the end of our tour we didn’t really know whether to visit Varadero or not. We have only heard stories about 4 star hotels, huge resorts and mass tourism. But Varadero is also famous for its beautiful beaches so in the end we did stay there for two nights. Walking around and looking for a casa on-site even though it was enormously hot was the best decision we had made. Thanks to our patience and energy we found a very modern and charming casa with great hosts which was located directly on the beach. The dinner was delicious and everything was perfect for our last two days in Cuba. Unfortunately we can’t remember the name of this casa as the trip was nearly one year ago but it was close to Calle 44. We recommend you to stay in the front part of the Peninsula as this is where Cubans spend their holidays as well. The further you get to the end of the Peninsula the more big hotels and resorts you will find.

Jibacoa, Cuba

Jibacoa lies north east of Havanna and it only takes one hour by car to get there. We stayed at the Memories Jibacoa Hotel – an all inclusive hide away. The resort consists of small bungalows and is right on the beach. The perfect start to adapt to the cuban climate and lifestyle. We can highly recommend it for your first few days.